I have installed ndiswrapper and the driver bcmwlhigh5.inf for my netgear usb wifi. After booting my wifi is always offline. I can activate it using the command

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

the wireless connection activates and stays active. Unfortunately this system is for my spouse who is blind. I don't want her to have to type terminal commands. Is there a file that I can append the aforementioned command to that will start the wireless on boot?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


You can set up a cron job for this that is run at every reboot. Modify the root crontab by typing sudo crontab -e and add the line

@reboot <whatever you want to do>

Hope this helps.


I learned this from a question of mine which was answered by Oli. You should add it to the end of /etc/modules. Here's a command that will handle that for you. Run it on Terminal and restart the system.

echo ndiswrapper | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

I think thereafter it will start automatically. I did it for my system and it's working perfectly fine.

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