I have a TP-Link TL-WN851ND wireless card that doesn't work properly (slow and disconects from time to time) with the regular ath9k driver. I tried to make it work with ndiswrapper and followed the steps here:
sudo ndiswrapper -l
shows: netathrx : driver installed device (168C:002D) present (alternate driver: ath9k)
I did sudo depmod -a, sudo modprobe ndiswrapper and sudo ndiswrapper -m with no errors.
As suggested here: How to keep ndiswrapper configuration after reboot?
I checked with lsmod | grep ndiswrapper if it was loaded and I get this: ndiswrapper 254773 0
So, as I understand, everything is loading fine. However, if I do lspci -k I get this: 06:01.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0300 Kernel driver in use: ath9k Kernel modules: ath9k
So it seems that the system is still using the open source driver :S
What I am doing wrong?