Ndiswrapper and SID on Inspiron 5160
I was wondering if anybody on the list has had any experience getting ndiswrapper working with the Broadcom Wireless adapter that comes with this laptop.
I have installed the ndiswrapper packages and compiled the module. I installed the Win driver with ndiswrapper, and when I use $>ndiswrapper -l it lists the driver installed and the hardware present. I added ndiswrapper to /etc/modules and when I boot up and do a lsmod it shows the module loaded.
I disabled eth0 in my /etc/network/interfaces and set the wireless configuration:
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
all of these settings are correct for my wap.
I can bring the Iface up and the system sees it, but i just can't establish any communication with my AP. When I do a iwconfig the access point is off/any although the key settings seem to be set properly. Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong? It appears others have gotten this adapter to work using ndiswrapper. I can't find any erros in the kernel or system logs, it just doesn't connect... Help please!