NSNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver

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NSNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver

Postby miccool » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:00 am

Hello guys

When I wanted to scan my wireless network with Network Stumbler, the message "Adapter not present" appeared. So I found other threads with that problem and saw that my wireless adapter (a LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter) is on the list so it has to work. But it doesn't...

So I checked the windows event manager and found a lot of errors, all the same about the NSNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver. It says, it cannot find a file responsible for NDIS.

Now I don't know what to do. Which driver I should reinstall? Or is there a way to download the NDIS driver so it'll work?

Thank you for any help

Mickey
From Switzerland
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Postby streaker69 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:01 am

miccool wrote:Hello guys

When I wanted to scan my wireless network with Network Stumbler, the message "Adapter not present" appeared. So I found other threads with that problem and saw that my wireless adapter (a LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter) is on the list so it has to work. But it doesn't...

So I checked the windows event manager and found a lot of errors, all the same about the NSNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver. It says, it cannot find a file responsible for NDIS.

Now I don't know what to do. Which driver I should reinstall? Or is there a way to download the NDIS driver so it'll work?

Thank you for any help

Mickey
From Switzerland


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Postby miccool » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:04 am

Re-Hi

I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Greetings from Switzerland

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Postby wrzwaldo » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:06 am

miccool wrote:Hello guys

When I wanted to scan my wireless network with Network Stumbler, the message "Adapter not present" appeared. So I found other threads with that problem and saw that my wireless adapter (a LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter) is on the list so it has to work. But it doesn't...

So I checked the windows event manager and found a lot of errors, all the same about the NSNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver. It says, it cannot find a file responsible for NDIS.

Now I don't know what to do. Which driver I should reinstall? Or is there a way to download the NDIS driver so it'll work?

Thank you for any help

Mickey
From Switzerland


What list? The compat list or the readme?

readme wrote:Requirements
General Requirements

The requirements for NetStumbler are somewhat complex and depend on hardware, firmware versions, driver versions and operating system. The best way to see if it works on your system is to try it.

Some configurations have been extensively tested and are known to work. These are detailed at http://www.stumbler.net/compat. If your configuration works but is not listed, or is listed but does not work, please follow the instructions on the web site.

The following are rules of thumb that you can follow in case you cannot reach the web site for some reason.

* This version of NetStumbler requires Windows 2000, Windows XP, or better.
* The Proxim models 8410-WD and 8420-WD are known to work. The 8410-WD has also been sold as the Dell TrueMobile 1150, Compaq WL110, Avaya Wireless 802.11b PC Card, and others.
* Most cards based on the Intersil Prism/Prism2 chip set also work.
* Most 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g wireless LAN adapters should work on Windows XP. Some may work on Windows 2000 too. Many of them report inaccurate Signal strength, and if using the "NDIS 5.1" card access method then Noise level will not be reported. This includes cards based on Atheros, Atmel, Broadcom, Cisco and Centrino chip sets.
* I cannot help you figure out what chip set is in any given card.


Compatibility List wrote:Cards that have been reported to work

The following table contains the cards most commonly reported as working properly on NetStumbler 0.4 on Windows XP. They are listed in order of the number of unique reports received, with the most "popular" cards towards the top. Note that this does not make them the best cards for you to use]The author has not tested all of these cards personally.[/B]
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Postby papymich » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:13 am

Hello
Perhaps this will help to solve the trouble
First check that in C:\windows\system32 you have these 2 files : nsndis5.sys and nsndis50.dll
then check that in the register base the nsndis5.sys is normally called
go to \HKEY_LOCAL8MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NSNDIS5
here you must have the following line

ImagePath REG_EXPAND_SZ \??\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\NSNDIS5.SYS

if this line is missing please add it as the key value Imagepath is used for loading the file nsndis5.sys when netstumbler is started and if this line is missing you'll get the error you mentionned
I hope this will help

Best regards from France :) Michel

note if your Windows is not in Windows directory please modify accordingly
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