Installing Windows Driver for WiFi Device in Ubuntu Using NDiswrapper

Whoa.. quite long title. Anyway, this trick is given by Rolly Maulana Awangga on ubuntu-id, so the credit goes to him. I'm just archiving it for usage in the future.

The point is:
1. Insert your WiFi driver installation CD.
2. Browse into the driver folder.
3. Find driver file (the one with .INF extension) and install it with ndiswrapper. E.g. in gnome-terminal:

# sudo ndiswrapper -i namadriver.inf

Caveat, there are some driver that already exist in kernel but with broken implementation. One of them is Broadcom's bcm43xx. It should be blacklisted. How to blacklist a driver is to add it into /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

This trick is applicable for any distro out there. But, you might adjust the blacklist file because each distro has different flavour. But, hey, that's another story.


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