*edit*  Hopefully this one gets through... it's the 3rd one I 've sent to this list, and the first one I sent just came back today with an error. */edit*

Hello, everyone.

I've been posting about ndiswrapper at my SuSE Linux forum, and one of the moderators liked it so much, it's been stickied. Woot. Any-hoo, there's been a small influx of people using SuSE 9.1 (both pro and personal) who, using the instructions I modified from your excellent documentation, have installed and configured their cards via ndiswrapper.

You can read the post I wrote here:

There have been three recurring problems with the people using ndiswrapper 0.11 and SuSE 9.1.

1) They completely remove all ndiswrapper versions, both the 0.6 RPM that comes with SuSE 9.1 and any precompiled versions as per this page:


Then, they download, configure, and install ndiswrapper using the 0.11 source. Upon modprobing, dmesg gives this:

ndiswrapper version 0.8 loaded
ndeswrapper: loadndiswrapper failed(256)

Why is it talking about 0.8 when they've downloaded 0.11?  I'm assuming there's a problem with the kernel loading one 0.8 file and the rest 0.11 files, then getting confused. What did these people miss during the uninstall?

2) They install, configure, and set up their card as per instructions. Everything works. When they're ready to automate, they type the ndiswrapper -m command, but get this:

linux:/programs/belkin # ndiswrapper -m
modprobe config already contains alias directive

However, I have seen the modprobe.conf and modprobe.conf.local files for these people, and those files DO NOT HAVE a "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" line in them. Anywhere. What's up with that?

3) They install, configure, and get an IP address from the router. But once the router has given them an IP, it doesn't give them anything else, like DNS servers, or any other external bandwidth. Would this have anything to do with ndiswrapper code, or is it more likely a problem with their router? I had to reboot like 2 times before I got my DNS servers via ndiswrapper, but a few of these people still can't get DNS servers after 7 reboots.

If anyone can clear these issues up for me, I'd appreciate it. I'll gladly go back to my forums and post this, as well as update my ndiswrapper information page.

Thanks, guys! ndiswrapper ROCKS!

~~ Andrew D.