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Old 27th February 2006, 03:47 PM
jwdvd Offline
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wireless nic problems

Hi folks,

before i ask this question i would just like to say hi as this is my first post, cool site and i think i will be using it a lot as im starting to get more into linux every day.

I have a dell inspiron 9100 laptop, fc4 installed (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)

i cannot for the life of me get the wireless card working, i have installed ndiswrapper as described on many sites all seems fine until i run /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper, then i get this....
[root@trinityx ~]# ndiswrapper -m
Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
[root@trinityx ~]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present
[root@trinityx ~]# /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid module format

is there anyone out there who has any clue about this, its killing me, and forcing me to use windows at home as i cant be arsed with cables.

thanks in advance folks.

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Old 27th February 2006, 04:27 PM
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I would recommend you update the system first by the following comand
su -
yum -y update
once update is complete

reinstall your ndiswrapper by doing the follwoing from a terminal window
su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release4.rpm
yum -y install kernel-module-nidswrapper-$(uname -r)
ndiswrapper -i /path/to/net8180.inf
ndiswrapper -l
modprobe ndiswrapper
iwconfig (make sure you see wlan0 device is present)
modprobe -m
If you don't know your purpose, you will spend a lifetime not fulfilled. :rolleyes:
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Old 27th February 2006, 04:31 PM
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ooohh thats looks good, will try that tonight, thanks loads.
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