[TriLUG] Installing an ndiswrapper driver where a native one exists
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Tue Nov 7 17:15:08 EST 2006
I've almost done everything. Configured my Linksys WRT56GL access point.
Configured my Linksys WUSB54G version 4 wireless access point on Mandriva
2006, using ndiswrapper and the Windows driver. Wrote a script to reliably
interface the WUSB54G with WEP. Enabled WPA (WPA personal) using
wpa_supplicant. I even got the WUSB54G working on Mandriva 2007's native
rt2500 driver (creates device rausb0).
I have one thing left. The native driver is junk, regularly freezing the
computer. So I tried to to install the ndiswrapper, exactly like i did on
Mandriva 2006, but it didn't work. I theorize it's because rausb0 remained
installed. Indeed, even after I commented out rausb0/rt2500 out
of /etc/modules.conf and /etc/iftab. In fact, when I installed the
ndiswrapper version and did ifup wlan0, it reported that rausb0 was going up.
Does anyone know how to install the ndiswrapper version on a machine already
having the native (I'm willing to delete the native). Once again, in this
case, the ndiswrapper version is MUCH more stable than the native version.
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