So I installed Linux Mint 14 on my computer today, set up a dualboot with Windows 7. Now the generic wireless driver for my Netgear
wg111v2 dongle did not work properly (very bad reception, constant disconnection - seems like the hardware settings were all wrong) so I installed ndiswrapper using the correct netgear driver, which works fine under Windows 7, by the way.
I noticed the
ndiswrapper-dkms version I got off apt-get failed to build on my kernel, so I got the sources, built them manually and all went well -
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper succeeded with no errors.
I rebooted to apply those changes.
After reboot, my wireless device is gone. This is what I get for the ndiswrapper driver list:
ray@ray ~ $ ndiswrapper -l net111v2 : driver installed device (0846:6A00) present (alternate driver: rtl8187)
This is the version information:
ray@ray ~ $ ndiswrapper -v utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '1.9' module details: filename: /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/misc/ndiswrapper.ko version: 1.58rc1 vermagic: 3.5.0-17-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
Yet no wireless device is available:
ray@ray ~ $ iwconfig wlan0 wlan0 No such device
The ndiswrapper GUI is also gone, even though the
ndiswrapper module is up and running.
I should mention I removed the
ndiswrapper-common package out of frustration hoping to reinstall it properly, that's probably the reason everything is gone, yet I can't find a way to enable the driver from command-line.
What should I do restore my wireless network?