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I had just downloaded Ubuntu alongside windows using WUBI. I love Ubuntu but Ubuntu doesn't seem to recognize my wireless card. I have read elsewhere about installing the Ndiswrapper but that requires an Internet connection. Without Ubuntu recognizing my Dell 1395 WLAN mini card I can't access the Internet using Ubuntu. So how do I download the Ndiswrapper via windows and transfer it to Ubuntu and install it via the terminal. I hope for an answer as soon as possible.


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Can you show me the output of lspci -nn -d 14e4:? – grimpitch Apr 25 '13 at 15:02

So I would do it as followed:

  1. Download Ndiswrapper -->
  2. Get a USB flash-drive and put the Ndiswrapper you downloaded on the flash-drive
  3. Boot into Ubuntu
  4. Move Ndiswrapper to a preferred location
  5. Open Terminal and log in as root sudo -s
  6. Unzip the file
  7. Use apt-get install Ndiswrapper to install Ndiswrapper

OR you could just download the linux wireless drivers here

Follow the instructions in the readme.txt

Hope this helps

Update: Found a link describing the installation of Ndiswrapper --> LINK

Read section 2.1.3. Installing Packages without internet access

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Your link points to the ndiswrapper source that needs to be compiled, not a .deb package. Even if it was a .deb package, dpkg -i package_name.deb should have been used. apt-get install is only for install from repositories. – grimpitch Apr 25 '13 at 14:13

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