Ndiswrapper 1.60 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 3 May 2016 at 08:05 AM EDT. 10 Comments
If you are a newcomer to Linux you may not even have an idea what Ndiswrapper is even though it was very much used a number of years ago, but nevertheless, Ndiswrapper 1.60 has been released.

NDISwrapper is a driver wrapper for making use of Windows network drivers on Linux. The open-source implements the Windows kernel and NDIS APIs for being able to dynamically link Windows network drivers and use them on Linux. Back in the day, Ndiswrapper was critical for many people in order to have working network / WiFi drivers. Fortunately though, nearly all major networking chipsets are well supported these days via native Linux drivers.

With this week's release of Ndiswrapper 1.60, support is extended for this code through the Linux 4.5 kernel. There's no other reported changes in the announcement at SourceForge. So should you still have a need for using Windows network drivers on Linux, go fetch the latest Ndiswrapper.
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