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Thursday, December 24, 2009

how to install ndis atheros wifi driver on lenovo T60 ubuntu

download the windows xp driver from : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70480

install with the 1st stage with wine to extract the driver files

copy the extracted driver from : ~/.wine/drive_c/DRIVERS/WIN/WLLANATH/WinXP_2K
to ~/lenovo

isntall :
sudo apt-get install ndisgtk

disable the ath9k driver :
sudo modprobe -vr ath9k

activate the ndis driver :
Go to System>Administration>Windows Wirless Drivers, (NDISWRAPPER will open now, (after password is given)).
Choose Install Driver.
Goto location line, click on the right folder tab and browse to:
Choose to install.

to stop ath9k loading at boot
sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist ath9k


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