Windows wireless drivers


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    For many wireless networkcards, Linux drivers are not available. Don’t worry! Despite that, it is very easy to get your card working: With ‘ndiswrapper’, you can load the Windows-drivers. This is a small guide to get wireless working.

    1. Make sure ndiswrapper is installed. Normally it is installed in blackPanther OS, you can check it in favorite package manager (default kpackagekit).

    2. Download the Windows drivers of your networkcard. If you don’t know where you can find it, have a look at this list:,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,list/ or the next steps, download the driver to your Desktop and remember your username.)

    3. Unzip it, and remember the name of the created directory with the drivers.

    Method 1 (Graphically solution)

    4. Start Systemsetting > blackPanter OS (tab) > Network Settings

    Follow step by step network settings and select “Using Windows driver by ndiswrapper”

    Method 2 (Console solution)

    4. Open a terminal in administrator mode:

    blackPanther OS Menu > Tools > System  tools -> Terminal switch to root,

    enter su and  then, enter your administration password.

    5. Go to the directory with the drivers.

    cd /home/username/Desktop/directory-with-the-drivers.

    6. Check for already installed drivers:

    ndiswrapper -l

    7. If necessary remove them with:

    ndiswrapper -r drivername

    8. Install the driver:

    ndiswrapper -i driver.inf (Replace 'driver' with the name of your .inf-file.)

    9. Check with:

    ndiswrapper -l

    10. Check for problems:

    depmod -a

    11. Load ndiswrapper module:

    modprobe ndiswrapper

    12. Type this:

    ndiswrapper -m

    13. Check for: “adding “alias ……..”

    14. Check if device is present with:


    15. Configure with “settings network” commands

    16. Check for the connection with:


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