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Old 07-20-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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How To install windows drivers for a WiFi card -TEW643Pc card


How To install windows drivers for a WiFi card -TEW643Pc card
 
Old 07-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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Are you sure that you need the Windows drivers? Which chipset is the card using? You can find that information with lspci if it is an internal card or lsusb if it is an USB device. Please post that information here.
 
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chip set

PCI card BCM5751
Broadcom Corporation NetXTreme

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:18 PM   #4
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The BCM5751 is a Gigabit ethernet chip, not a wireless chip. Please post the complete output of both mentioned commands.
 
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The only other PCI/usb card related to networking is the network controller Realtek device 8190. The rest are ID'd as audio/video/display items.
This computer was a recent free gift. I added a wireless card to access the net through a DSL router which I have used with my laptop running LinuxMint 9 using the onboard WiFi device which was identified. The new card is a Trendnet wireless N PCI Adapter TEW643PI. It works with windows XP but not with Ubuntu duel boot. I plan to do a fresh install of LinuxMint 11.1 tomorrow. The live ISO does not see this wireless card either. Customer Support from Trendnet said this device does not support linux. The LinuxMint live ISO has a dialog box which asks about installing windows drivers.

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:57 PM   #6
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Quote:
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The only other PCI/usb card related to networking is the network controller Realtek device 8190.
and that is

Trendnet wireless N PCI Adapter TEW643PI
Code:
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8190]
I have seen that the card has problems with WEP, try to use WPA.
 
  


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