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USB wireless card not recognized at boot

9:29 pm on Jan 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to set up a wireless network using a D-Link DWL-G132 USB Adapter as the network card. I am running (K)Ubuntu 6.06 (i386). As there appears to be no native Linux driver, I'm using NdisWrapper [ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net] and the standard Windows driver from the D-Link website.

It all works well (I'm posting this now via the wireless connection), except that if I leave the USB device in the port, then reboot, the device is not recognized.

gives me this:

ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver neta5agu (D-Link,05/08/2006, loaded
NET: Registered protocol family 17
ndiswrapper (miniport_init:240): couldn't initialize device: C0000001
ndiswrapper (pnp_start_device:479): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0000001)
ndiswrapper (miniport_halt:271): device f720e260 is not initialized - not halting
ndiswrapper: device eth%%d removed
ndiswrapper: probe of 5-5:1.0 failed with error -22

If I remove the USB device and reboot, the drivers load correctly, and once the system is up, I can plug in the device, reactivate it, and the device and the connection both work fine.

How can I get the device to be recognized during boot, and not just afterwards? I have tried

ndiswrapper -m
and I have
added manually to

Thanks for any help!