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Old 04-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
casparklinkhamer
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how to install linksys wusb54gc adapter


Hello guys,

I bought this adapter today but my computer running on Ubuntu 9.10 doesn't recognize the CD.

How do I get this work?

Many thanks for your help

Caspar
 
Old 04-09-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

By "the CD" I assume you mean the CD that came with the adapter? If so, its no surprise, since from my experience vendors usually only supply Windoze drivers on their CD's. First hit on google searching 'ubuntu driver for wusb54g' gives this (start at post #7). Should be what you need, but feel free to ask if you have any further problems.

EDIT: Realized that this link is kinda old, but looks like it should work. Again, ask if you run into further trouble.

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

By "the CD" I assume you mean the CD that came with the adapter? If so, its no surprise, since from my experience vendors usually only supply Windoze drivers on their CD's. First hit on google searching 'ubuntu driver for wusb54g' gives this (start at post #7). Should be what you need, but feel free to ask if you have any further problems.

EDIT: Realized that this link is kinda old, but looks like it should work. Again, ask if you run into further trouble.
Thanks Bruce,
I've done a little search myselves and found a driver 2009_0713_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.3. This should work for wusb54gc

How do I install this in Linux? It is the first time I start working with Linux. I could use some help of you experts, but please keep it simple! Thanks
 
Old 04-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #4
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I had a look at this, and I believe you downloaded a zip file, then extracted it. Inside the 2009_0713_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.3 folder is a subfolder named Module. In the Module folder is a readme file with instructions. Open the readme with your favorite text editor and follow those instructions closely, and if anything out-of-place happens, check back with us.

EDIT: I got ahead of myself. BEFORE you start, open a terminal and type (as normal user):

uname -r

This will show the kernel you are currently running. To get the driver installed you will need some basic tools, so, at the terminal:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-<uname -r>

where you replace <uname -r> with the result of the uname -r command.

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