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methodmoran 04-05-2011 09:17 AM

Help needed ASAP
 
I had a scroll down before I posted but didnt see anybody that had had th same issue.

Basically I loaded Ubuntu as my new OS. The problem is I can only connect to the net via a Belkn wireless USB which now needs to be installed. I cant download wine as I think I need to according to what I have ead because I have no internet, so I cant install the software from my CD to getit to work. Its a real catch 22 situation.

the error I get when trying to load the software from CD is 'end-of-central-directory not found...' I tried to load other software to make sure its not just the Belkin cd that has an issue and it was the same again.

Can anybody help?

acid_kewpie 04-05-2011 09:26 AM

Please do not demand priority attention, instead use a useful and informative thread title that gives an insight into your situation.

what kind of device is this? most usb adapters are pretty well supported natively, just look at what chuipset it's using.

BTW, that is NOT a catch 22, that's a circular dependency. Catch 22 is very different.

methodmoran 04-05-2011 09:38 AM

I didnt think I did demand priority attention, just said as soon as possible, which means just that therefore, if somebody else as before me in needing assistance then it is nt possible to assisist me yet when it is possible, I need help = ASAP.

The issue is not with the USB, the issue is with Ubuntu, I am assuming a setting change is reqired.

I must appologise for using the term catch 22 in an incorrect manor.

Soadyheid 04-05-2011 09:59 AM

Quote:

I tried to load other software to make sure its not just the Belkin cd
The Belkin software will be for Windows, not Linux so it won't work (Hence your need of wine I suppose)
Is your wifi from a router as they generally have four ethernet ports allowing you to hard wire your system initially? all you'd need is a CAT5 patch cable.

Is your system a laptop or desktop? (This affects the size of the van you need to take it round to your friend with the quad ethernet port router if you don't own one! :) )

Play Bonny! :hattip:

TobiSGD 04-05-2011 10:05 AM

Please post the output of
Code:

lsusb
This way we can see which chipset your wireless adapter is using and help you to get the appropriate driver (or the right settings).

masinick 04-05-2011 10:11 AM

Most inexpensive routers can be configured directly from a Web browser the first time you use them, provided you have the ability to connect to one of the four wired ports on the router. Assuming that you do, the next piece of information you need to find out is what is the default address of the router? Often it is something like http://192.168.1.1/ - I know that is what inexpensive Cisco and Linksys models use; your administrative setup address could be different. See if the manual and documentation that came with your router provides that information. If not, try using a search engine to look up that information on the Internet; it can almost certainly be found.

Once you have that information, you should be able to configure your router from most systems.

acid_kewpie 04-05-2011 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by masinick (Post 4314642)
Most inexpensive routers can be configured directly from a Web browser the first time you use them, provided you have the ability to connect to one of the four wired ports on the router. Assuming that you do, the next piece of information you need to find out is what is the default address of the router? Often it is something like http://192.168.1.1/ - I know that is what inexpensive Cisco and Linksys models use; your administrative setup address could be different. See if the manual and documentation that came with your router provides that information. If not, try using a search engine to look up that information on the Internet; it can almost certainly be found.

Once you have that information, you should be able to configure your router from most systems.

Aren't we talking about a USB wifi dongle, and not a router?

masinick 04-05-2011 10:15 AM

Some Belkin routers use http://192.168.2.1 as their administrative address, according to http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app/...wan-ip-address

http://www.belkin.com/support/articl...10177&scid=221 provides more information, and also mentions the same administrative address: http://192.168.2.1

Check out these sites; I believe they ought to provide useful information.

TobiSGD 04-05-2011 10:17 AM

The problem here isn't his router, the problem is his USB wireless dongle. If this isn't working, he will not get access to his router.

masinick 04-05-2011 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 4314646)
Aren't we talking about a USB wifi dongle, and not a router?

If that is the case then it may or may not be possible to use the device unless it can simply be plugged in and directly used.

The Belkin router information (and the Linksys router information) may prove useful to those who have inexpensive wireless routers.

I avoid those proprietary USB sticks that require the use of specific operating systems; they are not for me. I use wireless routers instead, and when I am remote with a laptop I look for an open Wifi hot spot, and I have generally found those resources available in my area.


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