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Thread: How to manually set what driver to use with wifi dongle ?

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    Default How to manually set what driver to use with wifi dongle ?

    Hi.

    My question is in the title, I would like to know how to define what driver to use by default with an usb wifi dongle (alfa awus036h) whenever you boot or plug it. I have BT3 on usb with persistent changes properly set.

    (In fact, I have both ndiswrapper and r8187, and ndiswrapper load as default driver at boot or when I plug the dongle, how to make r8187 to load by default instead ?)

    Thanks !

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    Default alfa driver

    You should be able to get what you need from this post.

    hxxp://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=15497&highlight=alfa+driver

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    At this time, after a struggle I've found how to prevent ndiswrapper to load by editing /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/modules.dep.
    Now I've just added a line /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtl8187/r8187.ko and after reboot, r8187 don't load and when I try modprobe r8187, it shows FATAL blablabla.

    Any idea ?

    "Airdriver-ng installed" returns : [...]35. Realtek rtl8187 - custom[...]

    Ok ! I have a temporary solution : I've re-installed the r8187 module, and then I comment the line with ndiswrapper.ko in modules.dep so as to disable it, even at boot. When I need ndiswrapper, I just uncomment the same line and do modprobe ndiswrapper && rmmod r8187.

    I know there's a better solution. Do you have it ?

    I know the solution is simple, there's absolutely nobody to help me with that ?

    Okay, guys, thank you for your help.

    The answer was :

    Add to the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules the lines

    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    /sbin/modprobe r8187

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