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    I'm wireless but have a USB stick to install NDIS WRAPPER

    I have a dual pata drive set up. On one drive is XP and the other is a newly installed UBUNTO. I am trying to get my D link card to install on UBUNTO. I don't have a wired connection and I am on a huge machine (PC TOWER). My roomie has the actuall LAN wired connection / router in his room. I don't have an ehternet cord either. I was wondering if I can get away with installing ndiswrapper on a usb flash stick and loading them that way when I switch over to ubunto. I am on my xp platform right now . Any ideas? Or if you know a quicker way than ndiswraper please let me know.

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    plug in the usb and open terminal in ubuntu and in next post

    uname -a
    sudo ifconfig -a
    Copy to a text file. Transfer to windows via usb.

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    download pastebin file to next post. Maybe your pendrive is already supported by Ubuntus kernel. Hard to tell with the info you gave.
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    You want me to do these steps listen below am I correct?
    1. type in those codes in unix,
    get some info and cut and paste them back on windows notepad and cut and patse them to you,?

    or is it the other way around,
    the codes you gave me you want me to submit these codes on the UNIX terminal?

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    Are you sure you need ndiswrapper? There are very few wireless network cards that need it these days. What is the wireless chipset in your network card? It may be that you only need to return to your installation CD or DVD and install the appropriate package.
    Linux user #126863 - see

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    Linux Newbie hagfish52's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Let's find out what your wireless device is. Open Terminal and type in "lspci knn" and post the results.

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    Bus 001 Device 002: OD 2001:3a01 D-Link Corp, DWL-AG132 (no firmware) [ATHEROS AR5523]

    p.s. side note . I think I may off got ndiswarpper to install, and my USB WIRELESS D LINK CARD to install the drivers, however, now there is no connection. Any idea?

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    Hi. Facing the same problem but didn't get what you guys are suggesting.

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