This thread is a follow up to "ndiswrapper success story failure with iwconfig" since I think I hit a turning point.
To sumarise, I have the windows install disk for my belkin wifi (pci) card and I cannot use the 32 bit driver provided since I have a 64 bit kernel. On the disk is a directory for X64 (dunno what this is yet) but I can ndiswrapper -i the x64 driver. When I try modprobe ndiswrapper my machine locks.
I have taken the card out and I have a RTL chipset and there are a few sites offering drivers to match (for windows) but they all charge and look dubious.
Can someone provide / point me at a suitable place to obtain 64 bit drivers for this card. Does ndiswrapper support 64 bit windows drivers fully ? has anyone any experience of this ? gentoo forums suggest I am not the first but I would like to hear of some success with this, I dont want to revert to 32bit kernel just to get wifi although since that is my net connection I may have to.
any and all help appreciated.