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OK so ndiswrapper is there... but im still confused i have to install another driver now?...
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    OK so ndiswrapper is there... but im still confused i have to install another driver now?

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    If you mean that you use NDISwrapper to then install the Windows driver, yes. NDISwrapper is really an interface that uses the Windows driver to make the wireless work in Linux.
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    wait so i do what now?

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    That depends. How far have you gotten?
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    Well I used synaptic and got NDISwrapper installed

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    The instructions are he same as what I posted here:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tml#post552124

    Make sure that there is not a native driver loaded, it may be called ath<something>(ath_pci). Enter this and look for any modules.
    Code:
     sudo lsmod
    Remove any module like this.
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r ath_pci
    Substitute ath_pci with the module that you want to remove.

    To see a list of all available options for NDISwrapper, enter this:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper
    In Fedora, I have to enter the location of NDISwrapper to run it.
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper
    After you get NDISwrapper working, you will need to blacklist any module that you removed, to prevent it from automatically loading. I'll help you with this when you get that far.
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    ok did everything u said

    at part where sudo ndiswrapper entered in terminal

    this is what i got-

    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper
    install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper

    usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
    -i inffile install driver described by 'inffile'
    -a devid driver use installed 'driver' for 'devid' (dangerous)
    -r driver remove 'driver'
    -l list installed drivers
    -m write configuration for modprobe
    -ma write module alias configuration for all devices
    -mi write module install configuration for all devices
    -v report version information

    where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX,
    as reported by 'lspci -n' or 'lsusb' for the card
    rook@Crazyness:~$

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    I don't know if you have a WinXP driver for that wireless, but I found one here:
    ATHEROS Wireless LAN 2.4/5GHz - Download Driver AR5006EG

    With that driver, I would put it in a folder /home/paul/wireless and then install it with this command:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/paul/wireless/net5416.inf
    Check to see if it installed:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -l
    And also run these commands:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    sudo ndiswrapper -ma
    sudo ndiswrapper -mi
    Now load the module:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    If there are no errors, you should be able to configure the wireless.
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    this is what i got

    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/rook/desktop/net5416.inf
    driver net5416 is already installed
    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -l
    net5416 : invalid driver!
    xp32-5.3.0.56-whql : invalid driver!
    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -m
    adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper ...
    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -ma
    module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -mi
    module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    rook@Crazyness:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    rook@Crazyness:~$

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    It says that it is already installed. Try removing it and then check again to see what it says.
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -r net5416
    ndiswrapper -l
    Post the output of the last command.
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