My router went down, so I have a temporary one installed right now that has no Wifi. I decided to pick up a USB Wifi dongle, and I want to use my Ubuntu server as the bridge. I have the driver installed, and was following the guide for setting up NDISWrapper on the Ubuntu Community manual. When I run
rt2870 : driver installed device (0846:9012) present
... So I assume that it is installed. I then run
depmod -a and get no output (assuming it works correctly), and then
modprobe ndiswrapper... But that returns
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
This error seems weird to me, but I'll bite. I google the issue further, and find some people telling me to install 1.58 from the NDISWrapper website on Sourceforge. I try to run
make in the extracted folder, but get this error:
Makefile:41: *** Please run 'make modules_prepare' in /usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17. Stop.
Still not working! But why did the previous
ndiswrapper commands work? The output of
ndiswrapper -v shows that it's (mostly) installed:
ERROR: Module ndiswrapper not found. module version is too old! utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '0' module details: ERROR: Module ndiswrapper not found. You may need to upgrade driver and/or utils to latest versions available at http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net
This is getting very irritating, but I don't know where to go from here. When I run
uname -r, I get
3.5.0-23-generic, if that helps any (a lot of scripts are asking for it)