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Old 01-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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How to install driver for external entenna on a asus 701 operating with linux


I have a asus eee 701 4G mini laptop. I am tring to instal an external antenna booster GSKY model gs-27usb. How to instal drivers for it. Anything i tried finish by permission dinied! Also i tried to install extra memory (usb flash memory key) and i could find the way to do it.
I never worked with linux before.

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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Which Linux distribution are you using?

FYI the GSKY model gs-27usb is not an antenna booster, it is a complete wireless network adapter.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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xandros,
i know about the gb-27usb. i use it on my big laptop under windows, it booste the reception ppretty mutch, in some hotel where usualy i have to go at wifi psot, i got the signal in my room with!
 
Old 01-23-2011, 03:31 PM   #4
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I don't have any time right now but I found that your gb-27 uses one of these two chip sets.
Realtek RTL8187L+RTL8225
I got that information from this web site.
http://www.gsky-link.com/en/product_...0USB%20Adapter

Knowing the chip set is the first step. If nobody else has helped when I return then I will continue here.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
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I am getting ready to watch NFL playoffs stress junkie. Here is the realtek site for Linux driver for 2.6 kernel. I don't Xandros anymore so not even sure what kernel Xandros on EEEPC Debian etch based uses.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...loads=true#362
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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i have the drivers on a cd but i don't know how to install them

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:27 PM   #7
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OH, i forgot, its realtek 8187!
 
Old 01-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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okay gignac02,

If you have the Linux drivers on the CD then it may have an installation script or it may have instructions. There may be a file called README in the driver directory for Linux. Read that using any text editor. Let us know if that file exists and if it has instructions to install.

If the driver CD doesn't have Linux drivers then use a web browser to go to the web site that rokytnji listed. Download the driver and see if the web page has instructions to install or if the drivers have a file such as a README file with instructions to install.

@rokytnji,

Thanks for finding the driver. I have never used Xandros so I may not be much help if it is very Xandros specific.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
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i downloaded the driver at this place: http://www.mediafire.com/?f6bksqwq7xy97np

but i do not know how to install them.

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
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forget last reply it was drivers formy other laptop. drivers for the asus eee 701 linux are in this: http://www.mediafire.com/?xotz94d1p769tob
but i don,t know how to get them intaled
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:40 AM   #11
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Why didn't you use the Realtek site listed by rokytnji?
 
Old 01-24-2011, 11:49 AM   #12
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i did, it was exatly the same i have on my cd. The problem is that when i turn my laptop on, i am loged as user not superviser or administrator. i have access dinied evrywhere as user. how to be log as adninitrator or supervisor?

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Old 01-25-2011, 07:45 AM   #13
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I don't know about Xandros. I just read a web page that says that Xandros asks you to provide a password for root when you install it.

The Xandros web site did not provide technical support. They want people to call them and pay for support. That is disappointing.

You might try the sudo command to install drivers. I don't know if sudo is configured in Xandros.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 10:09 AM   #14
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Ages since I used Xandros. I think it's Debian based so sudo would work (I can't remember ever having to set up a root User ID)
so that would be:
Code:
$ sudo <command to install drivers>
$ Password: <Your normal user password>
Make sure the install file is executable by checking its permissions, it should probably show as r-xr-xr-x when you list it
Code:
ls -al
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