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I just dl ndiswrapper 0.8 for my linksys wmp54g pci card (i have slack 10 btw). I have several problems, even though i have been trying to work it out ...
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    *ndiswrapper0.8 and wlan driver help needed plz*


    I just dl ndiswrapper 0.8 for my linksys wmp54g pci card (i have slack 10 btw).
    I have several problems, even though i have been trying to work it out for about an hour (even though im a noob)

    1. I was told to copy ndiswrapper to my home directory and uncompress it with
    Code:
    tar -xzvf ndiswrapper-0.8.tar.gz
    however, I get the following error message:
    Code:
    tar: ndiswrapper-0.8.tar.gz:  Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    2. In the ndiswrapper INSTALL file, the the first step in the instructions is this:
    Compile and Install
    ---------------------------
    As root run

    > make install

    This should compile both the kernel module and the userspace utilities.

    The problem with this is that when i type
    Code:
     make install
    into the terminal, konsole tells me this:
    Code:
     make: *** No rule to make target 'install'.  Stop.
    Do I have to include the path to the file? Also, I don't know what userspace utilities are. :S

    3. The second step in the INSTALL file is to install the windows driver:
    Download the Windows XP drivers, upack it and locate the .inf for your card. Run ndiswrapper -i to install the driver.

    > ndiswrapper -i </path/to/inffile.inf/>

    This copies all necessary files to /etc/ndiswrapper and creates the config files for your card.


    But, when i run

    Code:
     ndiswrapper -i /root/wlan-setup-drivers/wmp54g_driver_utility_v1.3.zip/Drivers/BCMWL5.INF
    ,

    I get
    Code:
    -bash&#58; ndiswrapper&#58; command not found
    I wont include the other instructions, because they are not relevant at this point (Im not even sure the last instructions were relevant) ,but I appreciate all help thx for reading long post

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    ahm...anyone?

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    Step 3 won't work until you've successfully completed step 2.
    Step 2 won't work until you've successfully completed step 1.
    Step 1 won't work if you aren't in the directory containing the tarball.
    If the tarball is in /home/james(for example) you need to change to that directory before you can untar it. So:
    Code:
    cd /home/james
    then
    Code:
    tar -xzvf ndiswrapper-0.8.tar.gz
    Next, in order to execute a script in the new directory, you have to be in that directory. So:
    Code:
    cd ndis*
    then
    Code:
    make install
    Once this script finishes doing its job, you can continue.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    Successful so far, except now I am on step 4 and I have another problem:
    When I am setting the ESSID, the command (as I understand it) is
    Code:
    iwconfig wlan0 essid <essid name>
    I get no error message, but when I check iwconfig, the ESSID is still set to " " which is default.

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    It's been about 6 months since I've used ndiswrapper so, where configuration is concerned, I'm a little rusty. Assuming you've installed the Windows driver and loaded the nodule, I'm at a loss to assist.
    You might be able to find the info you need here:
    http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=323168
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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