Configuring the ndiswrapper module for wireless controllers without native Linux drivers in Ubuntu 7.10


Bill Giannikos


This guide is designed to help you configure a wireless controller under Ubuntu 7.10 which does not have any native drivers. Thanks to the ndiswrapper module, you are able to run drivers written for Microsoft Windows XP/2000 under Linux. This method should only be followed if there are no native drivers available for your wireless controller or the drivers available do not work properly with your card.

Important Notes

Windows driver version

For best results you should use drivers written for Microsoft Windows XP. Vista drivers are not recommended.

64bit Linux

When installing the Windows drivers with NDISwrapper you will need to install drivers which match the architecture of your Linux distribution. So you will install 32bit Windows drivers when using 32bit Linux and 64bit Windows drivers when using 64bit Linux. Unfortunately many manufactures have not release drivers for the 64bit version of Windows XP so your only recourse would be to reinstall a 32bit version of Linux.


We will be using 'nano' as our text editor of choice but you can use whatever you wish.

While this guide is mainly focused to laptop users there isn't any difference for desktop users.


You should run a full update for your installation of Ubuntu to ensure you have all the latest packages installed.

Installing the standard ndiswrapper module

The ndiswrapper module and required utilities are provided with Ubuntu but are not installed as default. To install them follow these steps:

1. Load up a terminal window if you are in the graphic interface.

2. Now execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

The NDISwrapper tool is now installed.
!Installing the latest ndiswrapper module
Ubuntu comes with version 1.45 of the ndiswrapper module. If you find that this version isn't working properly you may like to update to the latest version and see if that solves your issue. Here are the steps:

1. Download the latest driver from In this guide we are going to use ndiswrapper-1.52 as at the time of writing these are the current ones.

2. Load up a terminal window if you are in the graphic interface.

3. Type in the following to install gcc and the kernel headers:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

4. Move to the /usr/src/ folder with:

cd /usr/src

5. Extract the contents of the file you downloaded with:

sudo tar -xzvf /path/to/ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz

Remember to replace the “/path/to” in this command to the path of where your file is.

6. Move into the “driver” folder in the newly created archive with:

cd ndiswrapper-1.52/driver

7. Start the building process with:

sudo make

This will take a while.

8. And finally install the driver with:

sudo cp ndiswrapper.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko

9. Reboot your computer and the newer ndiswrapper modules will be used.

Configuring NDISwrapper

First find out which wireless controller you have in your system. This website should provide you with details on which card you have in your laptop. Alternatively you can use our Linux Wireless Chipset Detector utility which will determine which controller you have.

Download the Windows XP driver which is appropriate for your wireless controller. This website should recommend a driver to use based on the laptop you are using. If not then the driver from your manufacturer should work fine. You can also find a list of drivers from the NDISwrapper site.

Extract the contents of your driver. If you have an .exe file you will need to use either cabextract or unshield to extract its contents. If you have a zip file just use unzip.

Now execute the following two commands:

sudo ndiswrapper -i <location_of_your_driver>/<the_driver>.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -l

Change the above from <location_of_your_driver> to your driver's directory and change <the_driver> to match the name of the .inf file in the driver's directory. For example a Broadcom controller is sometimes called bcmwl5.inf and is in the bcmwl folder. You would type in:

sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl/bcmwl5.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -l

The last line should print out a list of the installed drivers. You should also see “hardware present” printed next to your driver. If you do not see “hardware present” it is likely that you installed the wrong Windows XP driver.

Now type in:

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

And the wireless controller should be active. You can try to see if the controller is working by typing:

sudo iwlist scan

This should print out a list of access points in your area.

Finally we need to tell Ubuntu to load this driver each time we start the computer. Type in the following:

sudo echo "ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modules

You should now have a working wireless controller.

Mesin CTCP
Mesin digital printing
Mesin printing digital
Mesin cutting sticker
Mesin fiber laser
Mesin cutting laser
Mesin laser cutting
Gentong kayu
Informasi mesin advertising
Mesin digital printing outdoor
Mesin digital printing indoor
Supplyer mesin digital printing
Usaha digital printing
Mesin digital print
Alat digital print
Jual mesin CTCP
Jual kaca mobil
Jual mesin cutting laser


karin, 2018/03/03 10:55

Via Lentworhr, 2018/02/27 06:50

Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Cheers.<a href=“”> Cineresie Info </a>

james, 2017/11/13 03:47

james, 2017/11/13 03:47

james, 2017/11/13 02:31

Neetu Ambani, 2017/11/11 10:23

Thanks for sharing this kind of post I like it very much keep posting

jianbin0907, 2017/09/07 02:41

Bold Text

jianbin0907, 2017/09/07 02:36


eCommerce Service Providers, 2017/08/10 10:01

This is a great inspiring article. I am pretty much pleased with your good work. You put really very helpful information.
[url=] eCommerce Service Providers [/url]

obat tidur, 2017/08/07 18:16

Introduce my name arya want to add insight in your blog, our readers and visit your website, if you wish to visit again in our blog, I provide free backlink comments <a href=“”>obat tidur</a> and <a href=“”>obat kuat</a>

OBAT KUAT PRIA WANITA, 2017/08/07 18:00

Introduce my name arya want to add insight in your blog, our readers and visit your website, if you wish to visit again in our blog, I provide free backlink comments <a href=“”>obat tidur</a> and <a href=“”>obat kuat</a>

OBAT KUAT PRIA WANITA, 2017/08/07 17:59

Introduce my name arya want to add insight in your blog, our readers and visit your website, if you wish to visit again in our blog, I provide free backlink comments <a href=“”>obat tidur</a> and <a href=“”>obat kuat</a>

20170719meiqing, 2017/07/19 09:30

assignment help provider , 2017/05/05 12:54

Our website is number 1 in Assignment Provider, Assignment Help for University Students in UK, USA, Australia, and Malaysia. You Can Ask Every Thing You Want. Our Team Work 24/7.
assignment help provider 

Case Study Assignment Help, 2017/05/05 12:01

Our website is number 1 in Case Study assignment help, online Case Solution & Case Analysis experts. Feel free to contact us to get your case studies done.
Case Study Assignment Help

dongdong8, 2016/11/25 01:46

chanyuan, 2016/11/18 18:22


yll, 2016/11/01 02:17

because I have to find a language people understand the universe, he is an alchemist of their conversation was interrupted by the warehouse boss you two really have luck, “the fat Arab said,” this afternoon there is a caravan off to Fayoum I was to go to Egypt. “said the boy Fayum in Egypt. “Warehouse owner said,” What are you Arabs? The boy said he was Spanish. I interspersed with roots and then, little by little accumulated nutrients in the spring of the first six years, to Tulv blossoming green on the ground, out of a small four-color flowers. Open only two days this little four-color flowers, rice flower plants according to pay its six-year life time. The success of flowers, it just amazed her present vivid colors! However, she had the bud, soaked in sweat and struggle, Sabian sacrifice of a shower of blood.We recognize that there are many in this world is not a fair place. Rich with a variety of convenient conditions, study abroad, the best education, do not have to worry about work after graduation, these are the rest of us unattainable. We envy them, but we do not complain, do not want hatred. Although we know that some of them who eat, drink, driving a BMW hit people if nothing had happened, but the vast majority of them, like us diligent, positive. Moreover, the rich backdated two generations, the poor, like their ancestors, their blood also flows the blood of the poor. We believe that not always the poor and weak, nor eternal fidelity and strong. Even if we are just an insignificant seed, seed of a tree have to do, even if they are trampled underfoot, the wind to the mountain crevices, sun and rain have to work hard to learn, strive to grow and grow into twenty years later towering trees, you can enjoy more beautiful scenery. Even one day will die, it is excelent.Put themselves in a state of mind so that they are less regret, more happy. Some people think that the pursuit of a little more, it will experience less regret. Hearts of ordinary people pursue, only a desire, but man's desires are endless, it is often confused and even bring us suffering. And the pursuit of life, ideals and objectives is our forward momentum and beacon. For over pay, you will not feel sorry, hardship, will be happy willingly. So we said, you pay a little more, it will experience less regret, will be a little more happy.To work a little harder, the most important thing is not for themselves, but for their families, their future and the other half, so we must strive to realize their own value, you have to pay, will have to pay a return. Have done for over pay, we can experience success, feel happy, will have no regrets!Pursuit of people, young, full of passion, is fulfilling life.What is life, a glass of spirits,

xender for pc , 2016/10/24 05:49

Good useful Blog

chanyuan, 2016/10/06 10:39


xia, 2016/10/06 02:00

20160927caihuali, 2016/09/27 06:13

zwoo, 2016/08/30 07:07 ugg store nike air max 90 rea louboutin heels Ugg boots Sale nike air chaussure Nike homme ugg outlet online Ray ban sale online Air Jordan News scarpe adidas online cheap ray ban aviators chaussure Nike femme ugg factory outlet portafoglio michael kors bambas adidas baratas adidas sneakers vans shoe store michael kors handbags on sale Jordan Store reebok running shoes fitflop online kopen Nike Store burberry sac pas cher Nike Air Jordan 11 adidas shoenen scarpe nike running new balance sportschuhe Toms Outlet Online adidas outlet stores online cheap uggs for women moncler outlet toms sale zapatillas nike baratas nike free adidas schoenen chaussure basket homme Billiga Nike Air Max goedkope nike air max ugg clearance nike chaussures scarpe nike timberland outlet oakley outlet adidas schuhe neu zapatos de futbol nike ugg boots for women Toms Shoes For Women longchamp kaufen scarpe nike air max nike air max running shoes Adidas schuhe cheap nike air max abercrombie and fitch store Cheap Michael Kors zapatilla adidas huarache sneakers Timberland skor new balance femme ray ban sale coach factory outlet online new yeezy shoes womens nike air max Nike Online Store discount ray bans pandora jewelry store botas de futbol fitflops sale uk abercrombie deutschland 23 is back newest lebron shoes cheap uggs outlet scarpe new balance oakley sunglasses clearance sandalias birkenstock zapatillas running ray ban wayfarer eyeglasses moncler jacket sale toms shoes outlet scarpe running new balance asics sko chaussure adidas pas cher nike air schuhe herren chaussures nike pas cher ugg boots outlet online Billig Nike scarpe hogan outlet ugg boots classic New Balance Outlet Air Jordan Release Date prada outlet chaussure new balance femme nike jordan shoes sac a main michael kors nike sneakers uggs for cheap Jordan Schoenen ray ban sunglasses for men cheap air max outlet Uomo Hogan Nike Zapatos new jordan releases Chaussure Nike Pas Cher uggs outlet polo ralph lauren pas cher nfl store balenciaga borse mulberry väskor rea nike tn pas cher adidas store Ray Ban Outlet nike sportschuhe billige nike sko adidas outlet nike joggesko nike shoes
zwoo 8.30

ninest123, 2016/08/23 02:36



zxm, 2016/08/22 02:17

Pik days, yellow leaves on the Mist Over Dream Lake, the Autumn with wave, wave. Yela autumn to see is a deep feeling, when the leaves of plane trees, covered city streets, like most in the evening hours, stepping on a land of leaves, gently through the evening sunset. Also in the leaves strewn mountain, set foot on the path, the soft leaves, rustling sound out, in the silence of the valley, between the foot of the sounds of nature to flow from the heart. And that mountain of leaves, ah, is entrusted with the endless Acacia Italy. The ginkgo is more beautiful, bring out the autumn lingering feelings. And meet you in the painting leaves a golden dream. (Read the article Network: meet you and hear some autumn.After the empty mountain autumn, late autumn weather. Yes, autumn is touching. I did not like summer rain comes and goes fast, autumn rain pattering Lek dripping down, distant and affectionate, what is a once. Seems to be a relationship, always can not give up Qingsi. Listening to the rain in the autumn, it is poetic. It is so no one can understand the mind, only autumn can be immersed in the meantime, but his own meaning.And meet you in the autumn wind.Not the autumn wind, Guan Yu always love. Autumn brings distant dream, every now and then thoughts, the past is gone with the wind of the story, to stay in the wind, today's meditation. Standing season outlet, has gone fleeting, failed to keep the pace of the years, only the wind away, recollections of his early youth, the future prospects. Let the winds take, fly together, spread their wings and fly higher and farther place.And meet you, Rendanruju beauty.Fall flowers or as grand, a blossoming chrysanthemums in the fall in the coming season swagger. Chrysanthemum hillside ah, driving on to sing. A touch of chrysanthemum tea, intoxicating autumn. Let us take Ju Dong, leisurely to see the mountain. Xie falling share of the bustling plain, in the autumn floral still enduring charm. Chrysanthemum fall in love, fall in love with elegant mind. Wind sent chrysanthemum tea, the leaves whipped. The United States this fall, drunk our eyes. Stay in the heart of the film is sincere and autumn thick.The harvest season, and in the fall, and you get together, the harvest of love, harvest friendship, gain affection.Let us, the same autumn. Listen to the rain, hair, leaves, look at Ju.

20160813caihuali, 2016/08/12 09:03

lzm, 2016/07/19 08:41 prada bags free nike hermes birkin price pandora rings true religion uk prada shoes market 365 louis vuitton online moncler outlet moncler outlet trx for sale hugo boss uk pandora bracelets louis vuitton messenger bag Canada Goose Outlet Burberry bags Polo Ralph Lauren burberry outlet Kate Spade Australia Ralph Lauren UK basketball shoes louboutin heels fendi outlet michael kors outlet pandora charms primark online uk louis vuitton belts abssice 360 kate spade gucci sunglasses Lebron 13 michael kors hobo bag abercrombie and fitch gucci backpack christian louboutin shoes oakley sunglasses Michael Kors Watches louboutin shoes michael kors outlet burberry outlet longchamp le pliage medium louis vuitton perfect louis vuitton watllets michael kors satchel louis vuitotn speedy ralph lauren uk michael kors black purse yeezy boost 350 asics shoes burberry britain louis vuitton artsy louis vuitton neverfull louis vuitton artsy burberry online popular sunglasses TRX Exercises tiffany outlet prada loafers nike run louis vuitton australia kate spade uk tiffany co ugg boots gucci clutch oakley sunglasses sac longchamp pandora bracelet Hermes Outlet chanel flap bag gucci handbags coach bags hermes uk louis vuitton bags nike jordan ugg australia burberry outlet online shoes online jordan retro shoes cheap michael kors handbags longchamp bag louis vuitton uk michael kors outlet timberland boots uk Coach Outlet louis vuitton outlet burberry scarfs Burberry outlet online louboutin shoes pirate system michael kors outlet Salomon Shoes louis vuitton asics gel kayano louis vuitotn speedy louis vuitton damier michael kors purses trx workouts michael kors outlet hermes belt michael kors outlet store chanel australia louis vuitton tote bag abercrombie and fitch outlet air jordan retro burberry outlet burberry australia burberry scarf nike jordan shoes louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet ugg boots coach sunglasses hugo boss uk yeezy boost 350 louis vuitton monogram coach shoes sunglasses on sale chanel bags prices outlet michael kors Billat trx straps louis vuitton purses Nike Kobe 9 nike free run sko2 michael kors handbags flash sunglasses nike show hermes outlet michael kors tote coach outlet louis vuitton uk nike norway ugg boots ireland longchamp le pliage large tote Prada Outlet air jordan nike MCM Bags nike shopping nike air max Cheap Ray Ban burberry australia hermes purses Ralph Lauren UK michael kors tote bags Burberry Factory Outlet canada goose outlet moncler outlet beats by dre nike air jordan gucci bags sunglasses sm louis vuitton australia sunglasses hut coach purses on sale TRX Training Polo Ralph Lauren burberry watches trx workouts burberry outlet adidas super star nike online michael kors crossbody clk benz nike air shoes TRX Bands nike air jordan nike free run prada handbags sale TRX Workout asics shoes louis vuitton uk michael kors bags on sale burberry outlet uk coach australia mlb jerseys burberry handbags prada bags kate spade uk abercrombie fitch nederland Mens Sunglasses Michael Kors Outlet Coach outlet online louis vuitton bags jordan retro salomon shoes longchamp sale cheap gucci belts prada outlet moncler jacke free shoes tiffany co Ralph Lauren Shirts top sunglasses nike shop us true religion jeans michael kors canada trx louis vuitton duffle bag louis vuitton shoulder bag hermes bag moncler jacke christian louboutin shop Ralph Lauren Polo sunglasses outlet oakley australia coach purses michael kors purses yeezy shoes led lights michael kors canada michael kors outlet coach bags on sale Michael Kors Outlet name brand sunglasses nike shoes MCM Outlet Ralph Lauren louis vuitton bags air jordan shoes TRX Straps longchamp backpack louis vuitton belt mcm tote bag mcm bags nike sweden burberry wallet abercrombie fitch france Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Pandora bracelet burberry Burberry Outlet michael kors australia KD 8 shoes Aviator Sunglasses gucci handbags mizuno shop cheap michael kors purses Ralph Lauren michael kors outlet ralph lauren polo Pandora Charm mizuno shoes gucci belt Ray Ban Outlet burberry shirt burberry outlet michael kors hamilton tote hermes birkin uk Michael Kors Outlet abercrombie milano burberry burberry outlets burberry perfume pandora jewelry gucci online prada handbags pandora necklack trx suspension Ralph Lauren Polo louis vuitton diaper bag nike air balenciag bag nike air coach outlet store michael kors black handbags prada-crossbody gucci bags louis vuitton uk yeezy boost 350 michael kors factory outlet sheepskin boots longchamp bags nike all jimmy choo australia cheap louis vuitton purses ray-ban sunglasses nike year michael kors outlet burberry outlet coach online michael kors outlet ray-ban sunglasses mizuno wave hugo boss burberry uk christian louboutin shoes gucci shoes coach usa coach outlet coach australia nike shoes michael kors outlet lebron james shoes coach outlet Chanel Outlet prada purses coach handbags landinggear oakley sunglasses michael kors outlet burberry scarf outlet change points uk nike australia michael kors purses outlet trx exercise louis vuitton neverfull mm Longchamp Outlet michael kors tote louis vuitton zippy wallet coach carter longchamp tote michael kors clutch birkin bag hermes nike free danmark michael kors australia gucci online louis vuitton eva clutch prada tote louis vuitotn speedy burberry purse trx suspension Sunglasses site louis vuitton shoes men mens sunglasses prada clutch longchamp outlet louis vuitton wallet for women burberry london prada messenger bag TRX Workouts sunglasses hut ray-ban sunglasses burberry outlet online abercrombie outlet online louis vuitton handbags on sale chanel tote Burberry online michael kors handbags on sale pandora ring burberry outlet online Oakley Outlet abercrombie and fitch prada handbags nike danmark

Kristofer Kihn, 2016/07/04 06:57

I'm more propelled to have a site to give data, for example, the remarkable your online journal.
Arena Modelling Assignment Help

John Martin, 2016/06/06 06:46

I am not a brilliant identity but rather i like hues and artistic creations. Distinctive hues have diverse fascination so i do concur with creator.
Campbell and Bailyn's Boston Office: Managing the Reorganization Case Solution

Jacob Martin, 2016/05/06 12:22

I am exceptionally satisfied to see this article, thank you for sharing. I trust next the truth will surface eventually better.

Case Study Solutions

zhengjx, 2016/03/24 03:50


dfs, 2016/03/12 02:36

We must use all elements of U.S. national power—diplomatic, economic, informational and military—to pressure Russia to reverse course.The United States must counter and resist Russia’s actions through a combination of deterrence, strengthening our allies and partners, and communicating the truth about the Kremlin’s actions to the world.We must deter Russia from further military action. I enthusiastically applaud President Barack Obama and Secretary Carter’s decision to more than quadruple-down on the European Reassurance Initiative to establish a true deterrent to Russian military action against NATO. Congress should also urge the Pentagon to provide an aviation brigade to support the armored brigade combat team.On the non-NATO periphery, Congress should continue to support beefing up security assistance to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. These nations need more training, help with defense transparency and accountability, and we should provide all three with anti-tank weapons so they can potentially deter the larger, more ready Russian forces.Based on the available information, MPs approved changes to the tax code, including the introduction of a real estate property tax, a tax on “non-critical imports” (10% for food and 5% for other goods), and hiked taxes on income from deposits and dividends (up to 20% from 15% valid currently).On top of that, the Rada reportedly voted to keep a high tax rate on natural gas production for all of 2015: 55% of the price of production from shallow wells (valid since August 2014 and as originally proposed) and 28% from deep wells (5 km and deeper, as valid since August 2014, but more than 20% as originally proposed for 2015). A moratorium on VAT reimbursement for grain exporters was also kept valid at least for 2015 (despite VAT reimbursement being supported by a majority of MPs in the first reading of the tax code amendments).In other legislative initiatives, the Rada approved a radical payroll tax cut to 16.4% from 41% for those agreeing to boost official employee wages by more than 30% and to more than 3x the minimum wage (again, the exact text of this initiative has yet to be made public). This initiative is subject to cancellation should the IMF resist it,

20160311caihuali, 2016/03/11 08:47

xiaozhengm, 2016/01/29 02:10

2016-1-29 xiaozhengm, 2015/12/09 03:08

puput, 2015/11/04 08:42

linmu, 2015/10/27 09:08 prada bags on sale chanel diaper bag price MCM Handbags louis vuitton artsy handbag louis vuitton watllets gucci clutch purse longchamp backpack prada belts cheap louis vuitton belts mcm tote bag under 100 longchamp backpack purse chanel flap bag price prada messenger bag mcm handbags burberry for men cologne chanel tote bag michael kors purses on sale Burberry Clearance Outlet michael kors handbags on sale hermes purses louis vuitton belt for men Longchamp Factory Outlet Online Vintage Chanel Handbags michael kors factory outlet Fendi Belt Gucci Crossbody Handbags burberry wallets for women Coach Crossbody Sale coach backpacks on sale michael kors store online coach sunglasses for women michael kors handbags cheap louis vuitton mens wallets cheap louis vuitton artsy prada tote bag prada bags louis vuitton diaper bag Outlet Michael Kors Handbags burberry men cologne michael kors on sale Burberry Outlet Online louis vuitton artsy mm burberry crossbody bag sale cheap louis vuitton speedy gucci cross body bag messenger cheap louis vuitton speedy burberry wallets Gucci Belt mcm backpack price black chanel bag cheap louis vuitton purses Burberry Handbags coach crossbody bags Coach Factory Outlet 85% Off Chanel Bag Prices 2014 louis vuitton artsy mm prada clutch cheap louis vuitton speedy Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch Bag louis vuitton shoes gucci bags outlet Burberry Handbags Outlet Online Prada Cross Body Nylon Bags gucci backpack for men Coach Factory Outlet Online mcm clutch bag Chanel Wallet on Chain 2015 Prada Clutches on Sale Coach Outlet Store Online burberry purses Gucci Sunglasses for Women on Sale louis vuitton travel bag louis vuitton monogram cheap louis vuitton tote burberry purses outlet Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas louis vuitton alma coach hobo bags outlet Chanel Tote Bag 2015 Prada Totes gucci handbags outlet louis vuitton damier prada belts for men louis vuitton alma bag longchamp tote bag outlet michael kors purse outlet Louis Vuitton Red Alma Coach Outlet Diaper Bag coach purse outlet online 80% off burberry for men gucci sunglasses for women on sale burberry men Prada Handbags Outlet burberry handbag sale cheap michael kors purses chanel clutch Authentic Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch