Whoa.. quite long title. Anyway, this trick is given by Rolly Maulana Awangga on <a href=”http://groups.google.com/group/id-ubuntu/browse_thread/thread/659b7d331fdc22ce”>ubuntu-id</a>, so the credit goes to him. I’m just archiving it for usage in the future.

The point is: 1. Insert your WiFi driver installation CD. 2. Browse into the driver folder. 3. Find driver file (the one with .INF extension) and install it with ndiswrapper. E.g. in gnome-terminal:

<code> # sudo ndiswrapper -i namadriver.inf  </code>

Caveat, there are some driver that already exist in kernel but with broken implementation. One of them is Broadcom’s bcm43xx. It should be blacklisted. How to blacklist a driver is to add it into /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

This trick is applicable for any distro out there. But, you might adjust the blacklist file because each distro has different flavour. But, hey, that’s another story.