By adding the two lines:
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
options ndiswrapper ifname wlan0

to /etc/modprobe.conf, the computer no longer crashes when I run modprobe ndiswrapper. If I remove the line options ndiswrapper ifname wlan0 it again crashes on modprobe.

The following are the  the error messages that I get  when running modprobe  ndiswrapper.

/var/log/messages;

Jan 21 08:07:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper: Unknown parameter `ifname'

Jan 21 08:07:30 localhost modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1656_FC4/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

Jan 21 08:07:45 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper: Unknown parameter `ifname'


[root@localhost ~]# modprobe ndiswrapper

FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1656_FC4/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

[root@localhost ~]#


dmesg;

ndiswrapper: Unknown parameter `ifname'

Any ideas on how to correct this?

David