Windows Wireless Driver (ndiswrapper)

I have a friend who has a computer which can not connect to the wireless network but the wireless hardware is working well in windows ( his name is Martin )
Strange…….in windows it works but in Linux not. The hardware is ACER IPN2220 Card

How to solve this ? ( you may use online or offline solution )

Offline solution :

  1. we have install a program called ndiswrapper manually
  2. get 3 packages from http://packages.ubuntu.com and install them in order
  3. ndiswrapper-common
  4. ndiswrapper-utils
  5. ndisgtk
  6. In order to set up ndiswrapper, it is necessary to obtain the Windows driver for your wireless card. Generally, the best way to do this is from the CD supplied with your wireless card. You should copy two files to the same place on your computer, one ending in .SYS and one ending in .INF. If you find any files which end in .BIN, also copy those, let say copy them to home folder.
  7. go to System → Administration → Windows Wireless Drivers
  8. Click on install driver button and point to home folder, choose neti2220.inf and click ok to install it
  9. Click on Configure button to do the wireless setting.
  10. Reboot the machine or open terminal and do sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
  11. Test the internet/network.
  12. later, you can type any to network name (ESSID) for automatically switch the access point

 

Online solution :

  1. connect to the internet by using wired connection.
  2. from the Linux desktop menu, go to applications – add/remove
  3. on the search bar, type ndiswrapper. Show : all available applications
  4. Check on the Windows wireless driver
  5. Click apply button and wait until it’s finished
  6. In order to set up ndiswrapper, it is necessary to obtain the Windows driver for your wireless card. Generally, the best way to do this is from the CD supplied with your wireless card. You should copy two files to the same place on your computer, one ending in .SYS and one ending in .INF. If you find any files which end in .BIN, also copy those, let say copy them to home folder.
  7. After ndiswrapper installed and copied the .BIN, .INF, .SYS files to home folder, simply select
  8. go to System → Administration → Windows Wireless Drivers
  9. Click on install driver button and point to home folder,
  10. choose neti2220.inf and click ok to install it
  11. Click on Configure button to do the wireless setting.
  12. Reboot the machine or open terminal and do sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
  13. Test the internet/network.
  14. later, you can type any to network name (ESSID) for automatically switch the access point

Done……..now martin can connect to the internet wireless. ( I have the same experience with Atheros AR5007EG, pointing file was net5211.inf, for more about Atheros AR5007EG, find out here!

Thanks to Martin for donating me this case !
~E~

 

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