I renamed the file from
2635ADM8211 Linux driver 1.03.tar to
and it untarred so now I am ready to continue.
I am pasting the complete instructions that came with the readme (Below). I am on step 4b but there is no Install directory and nothing happens when I type ./install, so does that mean I need to compile using the wireless tools I downloaded in step 5?
I. Installation Guide
Please follow the below to install your ADMtek ADM8211 wireless
Adapter linux driver,
1. Power on, make sure you have the privilege of superuser, and login as
2. If you use CARDBUS, make sure your PCMCIA device work well.
You can try the command 'lsmod' to see the output. If the keyword
"pcmcia_core" had been found, it means that you had installed
pcmcia-cs (Normally, most laptops can be autodetected in the
3. Choose the proper version of installation file.
4. Install your ADMtek ADM8211 Wireless Adapter Linux driver for different
a. If your OS is RedHat 7.3, please tar zxvf Install_RH73_100.tar.gz.
If your OS is RedHat 8.0, please tar zxvf Install_RH80_100.tar.gz.
The directory "Install" will be made.
b. Type command "cd Install" to enter directort "Install".
c. Type command "./install" to begin installing Linux driver.
After upper command, ADMtek ADM8211 Linux driver will be installed.
And the utilities including wireless-tool and kwifimanager will be also
installed.The two utilities are popular tools that can help you configure the Wireless Lan.
For further reading, please reference the Linux Wireless LAN Howto,
located at <http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
5. If you get the source code and you want to compile it by yourself.
a. Install wireless-tool by yourself.
(We recommand wireless-tools-25)
b. Make sure you have the kernel 2.4.x source code.
c. You can modify the Makefile to fit your enviroment. We recommad
you make a soft link linux-2.4 of kernel source in /usr/src/
eg. If you had kenrel source linux-2.4.20 in /usr/src/
type "ln -s linux-2.4.20 linux-2.4"
d. Type "make"
e. The file 8211.o is the ADM8211 linux driver
f. "insmod 8211.o" to test your linux driver
(If you encounter some error messages, please try "insmod -f 8211.o")
6. Reboot your system and use the command "netconfig" to configure your
network.You may need start network using "/etc/rc.d/init.d/network start" to take effect.
You can use either iwconfig or kwifimanager(In KDE) to setup up your