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Network Wizard ndiswrapper bugfix

April 29, 2008 — BarryK
There was a recent ndiswrapper bugfix, see my blog posts, however I have discovered more problems.

When I put in a CD with Windows drivers, the Windows module failed to install into /etc/ndiswrapper. I found that the script fails if the path has a space character. Fixed.

There was a syntax error in an 'if' statement. Fixed.

I had booted with pfix=ram, and I had removed the Puppy live-CD to put in the Windows wireless driver CD, but then the Network Wizard failed to load the 'ndiswrapper' module. The 'modprobe' script was unable to fetch it off the CD.
I have fixed this problem by building Puppy with 'ndiswrapper.ko' already in the 'pup_400.sfs' file, so it doesn't have to be fetched.

Wireless with a Windows driver is now working, and that's what I'm running right now. An open network -- as my nearest neighbor is 2.5 Km (1.5 miles) away, I'm not bothered with encryption!


user interface
Username: urban soul
Hello Barry, I am working on the wag profile management gui these days. (See screenshot in (Anybody else?) When I am finished I paste it in the lastest version of (I wont touch and PM it to you.

Re: wag GUI
Username: BarryK
"urban soul, that's great! Pup 4.00final is very close, so we will aim for the overhaul of the Network Wizard GUI for 4.1. It will give us some breathing space to work on it leisurely. Hmmm, I'll have to check this blog script. I had turned on the bbcode menu for comments, but it isn't displaying. It was sometime back.

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