Setting up ndiswrapper is trivial for those "in the know", but here's a How-To to help those who are less experienced.
ndiswrapper-utils is a set of programs which allow .inf files to be used to configure your WiFi card. .inf files are the configuration files used by Microsoft Windows to set up WiFi cards so are readily available. These files can be obtained from your cards (Windows) instalation CD or downloaded from the card manufacturers website. If you are not sure which one to use, try them all.
Select the inf-file you need.
1. Launch synaptic or whatever package management tool you prefer
2. Install the package "ndiswrapper-utils"
3. Call "sudo ndiswrapper -i foobar.inf" where foobar.inf is the path to your inf-file (windows wireless-lan driver).
4. Call "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper" to install the needed module.
5. Now you can set up your working Wlan device under Desktop->Administration->Networking
6. Dont forget to type "ndiswrapper -m" if you want to load it at startup automatically
7. Use the Networking tool to configure networking on the new interface, or edit /etc/network/interfaces by hand to your liking.
A sample from André:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
#iface eth0 inet static
# address 192.168.2.3
# netmask 255.255.255.0
# network 192.168.2.0
# broadcast 192.168.2.255
# gateway 192.168.2.1
# # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
# dns-nameservers XXX
# The wireless network interface
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
8. Now you can call ifup wlan0 and your card will hopefully ready to work.
Contributed by André Kuntze
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/docu ... diswrapper