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Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby ZeroSum on Mon May 07, 2012 12:14 pm

I have a fresh install of Mint Debian Edition (Cinnamon). x86_64

I am trying to get my wireless up and running. I have a USB Netgear WNDA 3100 (version 2).

lsusb shows

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Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]


I extracted the netgear drivers from Windows 7 and saved them into its own folder in my home directory.

I went to Menu -> Administration -> Windows Wireless Drivers

and I put the .inf file into it and clicked "Install new driver"

I get an error 'FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found'.

I went into terminal

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 sudo ndiswrapper -i '/home/gary/wireless drivers/bcmwlhigh6.inf'
[sudo] password for gary:
driver bcmwlhigh6 is already installed


So I tried this

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 gary@linuxbox ~ $ sudo ndiswrapper -l
bcmwlhigh6 : driver installed
   device (0846:9011) present
gary@linuxbox ~ $  sudo depmod -a
gary@linuxbox ~ $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.


Now Im stuck. I dunno what I am doing wrong. I checked and I have ndiswrapper-common, ndiswrapper-utils-1.9, and ndisgtk all installed. Is there an opensource driver for this or is there a proprietary driver in the repositories that I just missed? Should I downgrade to 32 bit Mint and see if that is the problem?
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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby bender1077 on Mon May 07, 2012 4:43 pm

I had a 64bit installation of LM10 and a non-native usb adapter. I could never get it to work no matter what I tried. I had to reinstall the 32 bit version and all was well. I guess ndiswrapper still has extremely limited 64bit functionality. I searched for a bit on other forums, and most with your issue ended up getting a new adapter!

I did upgrade to an ASUS PCE-N13 (ralink rt2860) wireless card and works out of the box with most 64 bit distros including LM12. It was worth the $25 for the increase in speed and compatibility.
I'm sorry, guys. I never meant to hurt you. Just to destroy everything you ever believed in.
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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby willerman on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:31 am

I have the same problem with a 32 Bit Mate Edition!
Trying to load a XP driver for an Option GlobeTrotter 3G + WLAN card...

Exactly the same resulsts as ZeroSum
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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby craigevil on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:09 pm

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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby willerman on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:25 am

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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby m3000 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:47 pm

THANK YOU! I spent the last day trying to figure out how to get my wireless working. I figured something was messed up when I kept getting "Module ndiswrapper not found", and all it took was installing those programs that should have been installed in the first place.

ndiswrapper-source
ndiswrapper-dkms
ndiswrapper-common

Now my Rosewill RNX-N150HG works!
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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby farhan_ahmad on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:33 am

Hi,

I am stuck with the same problem that m3000 had some time ago. I read your post (by m3000) and it seems that you found the solution. Would you please let me know how to solve this problem because i have no idea about linux sytems but i m trying to learn.

When i try to install my wireless driver i get this problem:
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

You mentioned in your post that installation of following programmes solved your problem. It would be very kind if you guide me how to install these things.

ndiswrapper-source
ndiswrapper-dkms
ndiswrapper-common

I really need my wireless net to work.
Thanks a lot in advance.
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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby luca.sere on Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:24 pm

Mint14.1 cinnamon error for ndiswrapper not found (resolv)
I have a card usb netgear wg111t
I resolve the problem only for the distro Mint 14.1 cinnamon 32 bit, not for 64 bit
For the first I removed ndiswrapper
$ sudo apt-get --purge remove ndiswrapper-*
after I went http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/files/
and I downloaded the testing version (but I think the stable work well too)
I unpack the file and copy the directory in my home user /home/luca
now with bash I reach the directory
$ cd /home/luca/ndiswrapper
do the command :
$ make distclean
$ make -C driver clean
now install with commands
$ make
$ sudo make install
now reach the windows files
$ sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/luca/wg111t/netwg11t.inf
I check
$ ndiswrapper -l
netwg11t : driver installed
device (1385:4251) present
I mount the drivers
$ sudo depmod -a
(was here the errore Fatal etc.)
$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
now my wifi card is lighting
For run the wifi card on boot :
$ sudo nano /etc/modules
and write of the end ndiswrapper :
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp
ndiswrapper

I hope this is helpful for someone
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Re: Error ndiswrapper not found

Postby kurok on Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:00 pm

all i have done for the error module not found was to reinstall ndiswrapper dkms.http://packages.debian.org/sid/ndiswrapper-dkms This has worked on every version since mint 10 and LMDE haven't tried it on mint 14 yet since im staying with lmde and the lts.
This is a .deb file so just double click it and reinstall it.
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