Latest problem is when after I unzip the driver and type ndiswrapper -i /tmp/driver/WG311v3.INF it says it is installed and then I type ndiswrapper -l and it gives me the error fatal error inserting ndiswrapper /lib/modules/188.8.131.52-4-default/updates/ndiswrapper.ko:Invalid argument. Where do I go from here.
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What exact drivers did you download from the net and from where?
According to Netgear's site here, they do not plan on making 64 bit drivers.
Additionally, did you upgrade to SuSE 10.2, or do a clean installation?
When you choose to use different versions of Ndiswrapper, you also must uninstall the old package before installing the newer version. This includes the version that comes with SuSE vs. the one from the net.
Finally, take a look at the Ndiswrapper page located here.
Here is a screen capture from my terminal window of what I am receiving
linux-925j:/home/resims/Desktop # ndiswrapper -l
wg311v3 invalid driver!
utils version: 1.9
driver version: 1.48
vermagic: 184.108.40.206-34-default SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
Does this help? This stuff is driving me crazy. Why do they make it so difficult? Is there any other card you can recommend that might be easier to install?
Yes, but if you are using the 64 bit version of SuSE, then you still need 64 bit drivers.
Quote:Oh and I did an upgrade
Then you have a new kernel and Ndiswrapper would most likely need to be recompiled for the new kernel. IF you did do so, you need to make sure that you uninstalled the drivers that came with SuSE, then recompile the downloaded version. See the Ndiswrapper page for uninstall instructions. However, they recently changed their site and a lot of helful hints for SuSE (distribution specific help) have not been updated yet, from what it looks like.
But the point is you still need 64 bit Windows drivers.
Quote:Is there any other card you can recommend that might be easier to install?
It's been a while since I played with my SuSE installation, but I have a Ralink wirless card and it works well. Also see this article on Ralink support.
You may also want to wait for SuSE 10.3, which us due out sometime this week. Hopefully support for wireless will be better.