How to prepare Windows driver for use with ndiswrapper?

Pavel Roskin proski
Mon Sep 28 14:41:24 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 16:14 +0200, Malte Gell wrote:
> Hello,
> i now have a Netgear WN111v2 which works just fine with drivers from 
> linuxwireless project.
> Nevertheless, i would give ndiswrapper a chance to get some more features, 
> e.g. make the LEDs work and see the signal strength.

Please write to ndiswrapper-general at; this list is
not about ndiswrapper.

> I was able to extract the Windows driver from my Vista machine.

>From the INSTALL file included with ndiswrapper sources:

"If this is the first time you install ndiswrapper, you need to install
Windows driver for Windows XP (in some cases Windows NT or Windows
2000 may also work). First, get a Windows driver that is known to

Vista drivers should be supported by the ndisv6 branch, which can be
checked out from

But this effort is not complete, so your mileage may vary.

> I can install it with ndiswrapper -i oem42.inf But, when i load the 
> ndiswrapper module i get a lot of unresolved symbols.
> If someone wants to help to create a ndiswrapper optimized Windows driver 
> package for that USB stick I can send you the driver (2,9 MB, some files are 
> probably not needed).

I doubt legality of such package.

Pavel Roskin

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