----- Original Message -----
From: "Jordan Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 3:10 AM
Subject: 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
> auto wlan0
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
> wireless-essid "my-essid"
> wireless-mode Managed
> wireless-keymode restricted
> wireless-key1 xxxxxxxxxxx
> wireless-defaultkey 2
> 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
In my Slackware 10.0 I used the Win-XP .INF & .SYS file with ndiswrapper.
I also used the /etc/rd.c/rc.wireless script to get it started. But I think
Debian have a different setup for startup scripts.
I also used 'dhcpcd' to get dynamic IP from the wireless router.