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Old 04-03-2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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How do I get a driver for a Linksys PCI Wireless G Adapter that works with Linux?


Hi everybody,

I have installed RHEL for the first time on what used to be a Windows box. I still have a lot to learn about how everything works, but I am wondering if anybody can help me out with getting my internet connection back up and running.

I have a Model WMP54G Linksys PCI adapter in my computer (for wireless), but no driver that works with Linux. (At least as far as I can tell from the provided software.) I would really appreciate it if anyone has any ideas that might help me work this out.

Thanks!

Kelly
 
Old 04-03-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
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Can you post the output of your lspci and lspci -n ?
 
Old 04-03-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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Just a tip from a newbie : check out ndiswrapper, it worked with my D-link DWL G-122 wifi card.First you find the drivers Windows was using to make the adapter work, then you install with ndiswrapper and (optionally) configure with iwconfig.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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serafean is right. when we see the output of the both commands, we will look for the Windoze driver and install with ndiswrapper to get your card working.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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I'm using MadWifi.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 09:55 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody for trying to help me with this! Sorry I've taken a while to get around to really trying this out, I've been doing it in my free time, which lately hasn't been much.

So... I would post the lspci output - but I don't know how to get it. However, I've downloaded ndiswrapper and looked up a basic set of instructions from the website (Linux answers, Networking, Linux Wireless LAN) on how to install and configure everything. However, I don't have the slightest idea how to navigate to the place I need to be to type in all these commands. Can anyone give me a clear answer where I can start? (The more detail the better!)
 
Old 04-12-2006, 02:14 AM   #7
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You need to enter the commands in a terminal window. Look around your menus for entries called "Terminal", "Konsole", perhaps "xterm" or "rxvt".
 
Old 05-04-2006, 06:22 AM   #8
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You need to enter the commands in a terminal window. Look around your menus for entries called "Terminal", "Konsole", perhaps "xterm" or "rxvt".
And once in the command line mode, you navigate into the folder where ndiswrapper is unzipped with the "cd foldername" command, then you "su" to root, all you have to do then is "make distclean" followed by "make install". And that's it, you've installed ndiswrapper. Then you type "ndiswrapper" and you get the set of commands you can use. Once the driver installed, you could use "iwconfig" to configure the connection. ("man iwconfig" for the complete set of commands available for iwconfig)
 
Old 05-04-2006, 12:01 PM   #9
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Using ndiswrapper is defeating the purpose of Free and Open software. I'm sure there is a native driver for that card. Google "WMP54G linux", or search the forums (titles only) for WMP54G.
 
  


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