cannot find windows driver for nic, please help
wpaul at FreeBSD.ORG
Fri Mar 26 00:45:29 PST 2004
> Greetings Bill,
> I have been looking for the matching inf file (bcmwl5.inf) for my linksys
> card for a couple of days now. it doesn't apprear to be in the located in
> the "WMP11 - Wireless-B PCI Adapter v4.zip" file i downloaded from linksys.
> Can you help me find this file. Sorry to keep bugging you.
> thanks for your time,
Ok, there is nothing I hate more -- NOTHING -- than when someone
asks me a question they could trivially -- and I mean really, really
trivially -- answer themselves with only the tiniest amount of
initiative. I hate it even more when they try to justify this
irritating behavior by claiming to be a "newbie" or "not an
expert coder" or some other form of ignorance. (You have not done
yet, but you will. I can see it coming.)
It's as if -- and I'm not exaggerating here -- you're asking me
to look up a word in the dictionary for you instead of reading
the dictionary yourself -- even though it's sitting on the desk
right in front of you! It's almost insulting, and incredibly
disheartening, and I'm nowhere near polite enough to just let
it go unchallenged.
I refuse to believe that you are so intimidated by the complexity
of computers that you are unable to just examine the contents of
the .inf files yourself. They won't bite you if you look in them,
I promise. For crying out loud, the files say, at the very top,
what cards they're for. If you scrutinize them even just a little
bit, it should be immediately obvious which one goes with the
driver you need.
I am purposely *NOT* going to answer your question, so that you will
be forced to read the .inf files yourself. There are only three of
them to choose from. Hell, you just just try them one by one until
you find the one that works! I categorically refuse to tell you which
is the right one, because there's a limit to how much handholding
I'm willing to provide, and I draw the line at teaching people
how to read.
-Bill Paul (510) 749-2329 | Senior Engineer, Master of Unix-Fu
wpaul at windriver.com | Wind River Systems
<adamw> you're just BEGGING to face the moose
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