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Comments: Compiling and installing NDISwrapper on the Acer Aspire 4320


After I had downloaded the Windows driver and removed madwifi I installed NDISwrapper with a Windows driver that supported the Wi-Fi hardware in my Acer Aspire 4320. Because I was afraid that the version that came on the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon CD was too old, I decided to compile the latest version of NDISwrapper myself.

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That was an excellent tutorial and what a lucky coincidence I happened to be tinkering with this at a similar time.

I was having some troubles with my Acer Aspire 5670 laptop. Good step-by-step tutorials on this subject are unfortunately scarce.

I'm running Fedora Core 6 (should probably upgrade) on this laptop -- and those steps worked well for me.

Thanks for the time (well) spent, John!


Posted by Charles Turner at 14:17 GMT on 1 January 2008

Excellent tutorial for my new laptop ACER Aspire 4720Z, No more MS!!!! Thanks for your time


Posted by Tanee at 04:53 GMT on 6 January 2008

Your instructions worked like a charm on a Lenovo ThinkPad R61e running Ubuntu 7.10! Thanks!!!

Posted by Danny at 00:48 GMT on 7 January 2008

I am working more than 1 week to configure my ACER ASPIRE 5315 laptop to work on wireless. Following your instruction, including the part of the windows driver (not the AR5007EG driver which I have in my laptop and which contains some Vista modification) and voila. My wireless is working! Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Posted by Jack at 21:33 GMT on 18 January 2008

Thanks very much for a job well done. I'm a recent Linux convert with almost no knowledge of command prompts etc. but your post was so explicitly written that I had no problems. Wonderful, I don't need to fight over the internet cable with my wife anymore.

Posted by Si at 22:55 GMT on 17 February 2008

Thank you so much for putting this up! I just went through the whole guide with my 5-year old hp notebook and a D-Link WNA1330 PCMCIA card-

I just connected to my WPA-PSK network, and Ubuntu (Feisty) crashed right after :( Hopefully it's just a glitch...

Posted by Dante at 19:58 GMT on 18 April 2008

Hi, i was thinking on buying that one laptop to put ubunut on it, basically if sound and wifi worked i would buy it, and as i saw you mae it work, i will buy it, and your tutorials will be really helpful!

ps. im also in mexico, do you speak spanish?, and if you have any extra comment regarding ubuntu on that model, please email me!

Posted by xjoanx at 23:37 GMT on 18 May 2008

This tutorial was a godsend. It's now 15:00 on Sunday and I've been wrestling with this problem since Friday at 15:00.

I purchased an Acer eMachines D620-5137 Model # MS2257 notebook. It has an Atheros AR5BXB62 chipset. Linux was pre installed. Ya, right. It boots Linpus Linux to the command line. The wired network works but no wireless and no gui. I tried both ubuntu 8.04 and openSuSE 11.0 live cd. No wireless. (The graphics under SuSE were slow and pixilated, KDE4; the new Vista). After playing the Acer (don't support the machine) and Gateway (they say they support it but not under Linux; SO WHY SELL IT WITH LINUX?!?!) spin the phone dial and try another support number for 2 hours, I decided to give in and install XP Pro. Well, after XP Pro failed to even install I went for broke and downloaded and installed ubuntu 8.10.

Needless to say everything worked, but the wireless card. I tried all of the things others had mentioned but nada.

Then I found John's tutorial.

There were a few things that I did differently for 8.10.

I added both:

blacklist ath_pci
blacklist ath_hal

to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist as this version was not using the restricted versions.

I also used the repository supplied ndiswrapper rather than installing from source.

The 'sudo ndiswrapper -m' command worked but it gave me a deprecated message.

Thank you John.

Posted by Frank Bernhardt at 20:50 GMT on 23 November 2008

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