- Determine your wlan-card (as root type lspci -v and look for something that looks like wireless).
- Research for the windows-wlan-driver based on that data. Download it and transfer it to the target system.
- Go to the drivers directory.
- ndiswrapper -i driver.inf #if there is no ndiswrapper, you need to install it too
- ndiswrapper -l #to check if it did work (driver present, device present, should be found there somewhere)
- modprobe ndiswrapper #load the ndiswrapper module
- ndiswrapper -ma #make it load at boot and automatically load the hardware
Linux wlan drivers
Today I stumbled an old problem with one of my laptops. It is necessary to load the windows-wlan-driver to make it work. The second thing is to use ndiswrapper to load it. I guess for the most wlan-card it is enough to install the kernel-firmware package. But in other cases these actions need to be taken: