Followed your InstallDebian documentation and had zero problems.
ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5a (Broadcom,02/10/2005, 18.104.22.168) loaded
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ndiswrapper: using irq 5
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:24:1e:66 using driver bcmwl5a, configuration file 14E4:4320.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
56 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# ndiswrapper -m
Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
For those interested, here's my /etc/network/interfaces file:
iface wlan0 inet static
# NEED essid,mode and key
# wireless_essid auto
# wireless_mode ad-hoc
# wireless_ap any
# wireless_keymode restricted
wireless_key1 <key removed>
And to prove that it did work:
72 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# ifdown eth0
73 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
default router 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0
74 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# ping google.com
PING google.com (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=1 ttl=239 time=50.3 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=2 ttl=239 time=53.1 ms
--- google.com ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 1000ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 50.356/51.738/53.121/1.401 ms
The time right now is 22:32.
I downloaded the ndiswrapper source at 22:08.
Even with downloading the kernel-headers, I got everything compiled, installed and running in 14 minutes. That's incredible!!!
Thanks developers, you guys rock!!!!
BTW, I'm running the 184.108.40.206 kernel that I compiled myself.
I've used Debian for 4 years but have never felt comfortable leaving a kernel install up to apt-get :D
I also got a message warning me about config_4kstacks being compiled in my kernel ... but it doesn't look like it's affecting me yet ... I'm still running on my wlan0 interface!!
Thanks again guys!
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