if_ndis for Intel Pro/Wireless 2011B

Marian Hettwer Mh at kernel32.de
Tue Aug 24 23:59:44 PDT 2004

Hej Bill,

Bill Paul wrote:
>>Hi All,
>>as this card is not supported by wi(4), I thought giving it a try via 
>>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.
I'm sorry ... the driver Package was found at:
So it's driver version ...

I just searched in the download Center for "2011B" ... the third link 
was the driver ...

>>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.
As I still believe sending around a .inf and .sys as attachment to a 
mailinglist isn't a good idea, I uploaded it to my webserver. You can 
find the files there:

Additionally I uploaded the driver from Intel's Website. Just in case 
the URL above doesn't work ...

well, and I forgot to mention my OS Version, right ? ;)
([mhettwer at ares] <~>)$ uname -a
FreeBSD ares.meganet.local 5.3-BETA1 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA1 #7: Tue Aug 24 
13:54:23 CEST 2004 
mhettwer at ares.meganet.local:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/ARES  i386

any more info's needed ?


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