Getting the following error message:

Fatal: Module ndiswrapper not found

Problem is I did install the ndiswrapper module. I even uninstalled and re-installed it. Still nothing. Any reason?

On Linux Mint 14

My network controller is a Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE and something about (rev 01)

It is using module rtl8192ce. Not sure if it should be using _common or not.


Which version of ndiswrappers are you using, the 32-bit or 64-bit? According to this forum thread, titled: Error ndiswrapper not found, the 64-bit version of ndiswrapper is problematic.

Digging deeper in that thread I found this link titled: 12.04 and ndiswrapper modprode "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found". The solution to the problem in that thread is to install the following packages:

  • ndiswrapper-source
  • ndiswrapper-dkms
  • ndiswrapper-common
  • (And of course, install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9)


  • I installed those. However none of those come up in my list of kernel modules. – Griffin Jun 28 '13 at 23:39
  • Additional things to try in this thread: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ndiswrapper/+bug/1023645 – slm Jun 28 '13 at 23:42
  • @Griffin - this video might be helpful, I think you need to downgrade to 1.58rc1, youtube.com/watch?v=QjF5kNSunTk – slm Jun 29 '13 at 0:01
  • That's a great idea..... if I had an internet connection that didn't cut out. I can no longer plug it in so there is a problem. – Griffin Jun 29 '13 at 22:32
  • @Griffin - if you have internet access on another computer you can use a usb thumbdrive to sneaker net the files over. – slm Jun 30 '13 at 1:26

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