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Note: You can also install the driver from an existing windows system.
 
Note: You can also install the driver from an existing windows system.
Mount your windows partition and locate the *.INF file of the windows driver:  ''find -name NET5211.INF''.
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Mount your windows partition and locate the *.INF file of the windows driver:  ''find -name NET5211.INF'
  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:01, 30 September 2005

Usage of the IBM 11 a/b/g adapter with ndiswrapper:

Because I had massive problems getting the madwifi driver running on kernel 2.6.13 I gave ndiswrapper a try - with impressive success:

Reference system

Advantages of Ndiswrapper

  • full power management support (madwifi has no powermanagement support)
  • connection to access points establishes fast (madwifi has problems here / especially with dhcp)

There are also some drawbacks of Ndiswrapper against madwifi. Some features that madwifi allready provides are missing in ndiswrapper.

Installation instructions

Note: You can also install the driver from an existing windows system. Mount your windows partition and locate the *.INF file of the windows driver: find -name NET5211.INF'