ndiswrapper PCI ID database
September 2008, the ndiswrapper database, which lists PCI IDs for many wireless chipsets and the corresponding Windows drivers that people used to get them to work with ndiswrapper, went down. Because it may never come back up, I pulled a copy from Google’s cache and have uploaded it here.
To find information about your wireless card and ndiswrapper, enter the name of the device, the model number or the PCI ID into the search box in the upper-right part of this site.
To find the PCI ID of your wireless card, run this command:
Or, if your wireless card is an external USB device, use:
The output will give you a list of PCI (or USB) devices in your computer, and some information about them. Look for the line corresponding to your wireless card. Note that the line may not mention "wireless" explicitly; it may just say something like "Ethernet controller" or "Communications device." Here’s an example of the "lspci -nn" output for my wireless card:
01:01.0 Ethernet controller : Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC [168c:001a] (rev 01)
Note the hexadecimal code in the form of XXXX:XXXX (in the example above, this is 168c:001a). That’s the PCI ID of your wireless card! Put it into the search box on this page and hopefully you’ll get some results.
If you’ve installed the right Windows driver into ndiswrapper but are having trouble getting your card working, this troubleshooting guide may help you.
Note that because I was lazy, I just copied and pasted html code from Google’s cache into WordPress in order to create this database and make it searchable. This resulted in some formatting issues, etc. But the important information should still be readily accessible. If you want to view the normal pages as they appeared in Google’s cache, without their being mucked up by integration into a WordPress page, use one of the links below:
Maybe in the future I’ll find time to make all this prettier and better organized. If I’m really ambitious, I might even figure out a way to allow users to modify the database instead of just read it. But I’m probably only going to be motivated to do that if enough people contact me requesting it.