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I downloaded the windows driver then tried again: ra@Amun:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i windows_driver_INF_file Password: windows_driver_inf_file is already installed. Use -e to remove it ra@Amun:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -l Installed ndis drivers: ...
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    I downloaded the windows driver then tried again:

    ra@Amun:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i windows_driver_INF_file
    Password:
    windows_driver_inf_file is already installed. Use -e to remove it
    ra@Amun:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -l
    Installed ndis drivers:
    windows_driver_inf_file invalid driver!

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    Can you post the exact steps you used (with the exact words, not replaced with "windows_driver_INF_file"), so we can understand what went wrontg ? Also, which version of Ubuntu are you using ?
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    After I downloaded the windows driver, I can't open the .exe file that the driver is in.

    It's sitting on my desktop but it says that I can't open. I'm using ubuntu 6.06

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    Can you post a link to the driver, or your exact laptop model ? NDISWRAPPER will only accept drivers in file with the ".inf" extension, so you need to extract it from the file.

    You should be able to use wine to extract the ".exe".
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    Sorry for being a pain in the ass, but I downloaded Wine and I still can't extract the .exe, Wine isn't even on the list of programs available to use.

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    This is the link to the driver: http://support.dell.com/support/down...d=3355&libid=5

    It's an XPS Inspiron Gen 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ra
    Sorry for being a pain in the ass, but I downloaded Wine and I still can't extract the .exe, Wine isn't even on the list of programs available to use.
    On Ubuntu, you can install wine like that :
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    sudo apt-get install wine
    Then you run
    Code:
    winecfg
    to configure it.

    Then executing the windows driver extracts it :
    Code:
    wine R115321.EXE
    and the driver will be ~/.wine/drive_c/dell/drivers/DRIVER/

    If you want I already extrated it for you using wine, here is the link.

    Download those 3 files (bcmwl5.inf, bcmwl5.sys, bcm43xx.cat), put them in the same directory.

    Then
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    will install it.

    For the rest, refer to the instructions I posted before.
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    error i'm getting now is

    ra@Amun:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    Password:
    Installing bcmwl5
    couldn't copy bcmwl5.inf at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 135.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ra
    error i'm getting now is

    ra@Amun:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    Password:
    Installing bcmwl5
    couldn't copy bcmwl5.inf at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 135.
    Make sure you tell ndiswrapper the exact location of the driver.
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    what is the command for that? the files are in home/ra/networkdriver

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