if_ndis for Intel Pro/Wireless 2011B

Bill Paul wpaul at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Aug 24 12:48:36 PDT 2004

> Hi All,
> as this card is not supported by wi(4), I thought giving it a try via 
> if_ndis.
> I followed the instructions of Bill Paul:
> # cp foo.sys foo.inf /sys/modules/if_ndis
> # cd /sys/modules/ndis
> # make; make load
> # cd /sys/modules/if_ndis
> # ndiscvt -i foo.inf -s foo.sys -o ndis_driver_data.h
> # make; make load
> But something went wrong...
> ([root at ares] </usr/src/sys/modules/if_ndis>)# /usr/sbin/ndiscvt -i 
> NetWLan5.Inf -s NetWLan5.sys -o ndis_driver_data.h
> ndiscvt: line 11: NT: syntax error.
> So... there I'm stuck. All the other steps before ndiscvt went fine.
> I got the Intel drivers from the intel website.

"The Intel website" is very big. It takes a tiny amount of effort for
you to show us what URL you used when you downloaded the driver and
it saves me a lot of time.

> As a co-worker of mine 
> informed me, they are working under WinXP.
> As Intel is giving out those drivers in a crappy .exe file, I used wine 
> to execute this windows binary, and see, I got the .inf and .sys - hope 
> this is okay.
> Well... does somebody has an idea what the error of ndiscvt tries to 
> tell me ? :)

No, because you didn't bother to provide copies of the .inf and .sys
files so we could examine them.


-Bill Paul            (510) 749-2329 | Senior Engineer, Master of Unix-Fu
                 wpaul at windriver.com | Wind River Systems
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