For users using Ubuntu 8.04 and a ipn2220 based wireless card wishing to use the networkmanager.
Overview Of The Setup Process
Step 1: Collecting and downloading required software.
Step 2: Setting up software to run on your system
Step 3: Configuring ndiswrapper
Step 4: Restarting the system
Step 5: Setting up your network with Network-Manager
If you are using a hidden network, network manager will not be able to store your information. This means when you restart you computer you will have to re-input your network details.
The following software is required for using your wireless card.
windows driver file This includes the neti2220.inf and 12220ntx.sys files
Step 1: Installing Build-essentials
What you need to do is install the build-essential package. This will be used to compile ndiswrapper.
Open up a terminal Applications>accessories>terminal
sudo apt-get install build-essential
And then press 'y'.
Getting Ndiswrapper and installing
Go to the Ndiswrapper homepage and download the latest version at
Extract the Ndiswrapper package to your desktop.
Open up a terminal Applications>accessories>terminal and input the following command:
Note, you might need to change the version number
Now we need to make sure there is no other version installed, so in the same terminal type
sudo make uninstall
Now you can type in
And then you can
sudo make install
sudo ndiswrapper -m sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
You have just compiled and installed ndiswrapper on your Ubuntu
Setting up Ndiswrapper
Open up a terminal Applications>accessories>terminal and change directory to where your neti2220.inf file is located (if it is placed on the desktop do the following)
sudo ndiswrapper -i neti2220.inf
Now restart your computer
Setting Up A Network With Network-Manager
When you log into Ubuntu you will see the network-manager icon in the upper left corner (if you have the default setup) Left click on the icon and you will see the available wireless networks.
If you have a hidden network then click Connect to Other Wireless Network... and fill in the details as required.