[Haifux] NdisWrapper, anyone?
eli at billauer.co.il
Mon Jan 19 17:56:31 MSK 2009
For some reason, which is beyond me, I decided to try my wireless card
under FC9. It took me a couple of hours to realize that it's most likely
a Linux driver issue (reading the sources of netplugd turned out helpful).
But that's not the issue. While trying to solve the problem, it occurred
to me, that there is a utility named ndiswrapper, which allows Linux to
use the Windows driver. I suppose it's a bit like mplayer using Windows'
codec DLLs (give or take userspace vs. kernelspace?)
In other words: There is no such thing as "no driver for Linux". At
least not for wireless cards (or any network card?)
Question: Does anyone have any experience with this utility? Even
better, can anyone give a step-by-step hands-on lecture on how to get
the #%^$%@# card working?
Don't tell me to do it. I'm well over my quota of Haifux lectures.
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