Using Ndiswrapper

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  • First, check if your card is already supported in Ndiswrapper, by a Mepis pre-loaded Windows driver (if 'hardware present' shows up, it is!)
ndiswrapper -l
  • If not, obtain the Windows driver, either from the CD that comes with the wireless card or download it from the Internet. Check here first
  • Copy the entire driver directory to a folder in Linux partition.
  • Change directory to that folder (you can open it with Konqueror and then press F4)
  • Run as root:
ndiswrapper -i <.inf file> 
(where <.inf file> is the name of the file that has the .inf extension)
  • Now, check that Ndiswrapper is 'happy' with your installed Windows driver. (if 'hardware present' shows up next to your installed driver, it is!)
ndiswrapper -l
  • Ok. Go reconfigure the WiFi connection from MEPIS utilities (6.0), or MEPIS Network Assitant (mnetwork). Please note: you must enter an SSID on the WiFi tab of MEPIS Utilities or Network Assistant, even if your router is set to broadcast the SSID (ESSID)! The MEPIS utilities do not hunt for open networks.
  • Finally, run as root
ndiswrapper -m 
  • Reboot:

List of cards known to work

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