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  1. #1

    Problem confuring Ndiswrapper


    been away for a while but now I'm back. I'm having a problem when I'm trying to start the wifi card. I have installed ndiswrapper and the wpa supplicant tool as far as I know without problem. Now to my problem: when I make the launch command: ifup wlan0 , I get the following response: Error for wireless request "Set NWID" : SET failed on device wlan0; Operation not supported
    Determing IP Information for wlan0......failed.

    Anyone a clue?
    Thanks in advance....Dosan/Sweden

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    Jan 2007
    after using "ndiswrapper -i *.inf" to load the driver, and "modprobe ndiswrapper"
    the sequence of commands I use is this:

    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwlist wlan0 scan 1>/dev/null
    iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    iwconfig wlan0 essid SMC
    iwconfig wlan0 channel 2
    dhclient wlan0

    this uses the "wireless tools" package. Usually a few of the commands can be left out.
    I've been doing wireless for years, never heard of "ifup" until you mentioned it

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