Wi-Fire wireless card install questions

Asked by Chuck on 2008-07-07

How do I know where all 3 programs are stored?
My instrutcions for a tutorial from
http://i-eat-noobs.blogspot.com/2007/08/get-wireless-working-in-ubuntu-704.html

My goal is to get a Wi-Fire wireless card working on an IBM T23. (I have an Orinoco card working on this machine, but I want to try the Wi-fire)

The tutoral instructions say:

First download the following packages and place them in the same folder
ndiswrapper-common
ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
ndisgtk

Question 1
How do I know where they went when using "Add/Remove Applications"?

I can find one of them, ndiswrapper, but not the other 2.

Next instructions say:
Change the * to the right text and run in the same order given below.

sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-common_*.deb
sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_*.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends ndisgtk_*.deb

Question 2
What do I replace the * with? Plz remember I don't know doodley else I would not be writing this question.

Question 3
If you have great insight into a simple way for me to get this Wi-Fire card working (from hFiled Tech, Inc) I would be tickled to death.

Frustrated? Yes. Thankfull for any Help? Very much so. Tahnks

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2008-07-08
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2008-07-08
Rafik Ouerchefani (rafik) said : #1

hello

That tutorial assumes you don't have Internet access on you computer.
I presume that you do (since you are here ^^).

So, just launch Synaptic package Manager (Menu : System > Administration) and search for "ndisgtk". You will have 3 results:

ndisgtk
ndiswrapper-common
ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

Mark them for installation and Apply.

You are done with those package installation.

You can also run the command line : $ sudo apt-get install ndisgtk

-Rafik.

Chuck (chux-industryinet) said : #2

Thank you for the help. I I ran Synaptic package Manager and got only the result, "ndisgtk" and the box was painted to indicate it was installed, I guess.

The other questions I had:

Next instructions say:
Change the * to the right text and run in the same order given below.

sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-common_*.deb
sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_*.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends ndisgtk_*.deb

Question 2
What do I replace the * with? Plz remember I don't know doodley else I would not be writing this question.

Question 3
If you have great insight into a simple way for me to get this Wi-Fire card working (from hFiled Tech, Inc) I would be tickled to death.

Frustrated? Yes. Thanks for any Help? Very much so. Thanks

Steven Rose (steveydoteu) said : #3

You are missing the point, you already have the ndisgtk package installed if the box is green in synaptic package manager.

Chuck (chux-industryinet) said : #4

Steve, the point is also questions 2 & 3. Thanx for your help. Problem dismissed

Steven Rose (steveydoteu) said : #5

BUT if you have got ndisgtk installed with its dependencies, the above steps are therefore not required.