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Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
Farkuldi
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Installing ar5523 without internet access?


Hello,

I have an Engenius EUB-362 Ext wireless usb adapter that I would like to get working on Xubuntu 11.10. There is a link to the driver (ar5523) located here:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...tting_the_code

However, I have never compiled a driver for Linux before and do not know how to do it. I tried to follow the instructions here:

http://blog.radevic.com/2012/02/how-...ar-wpn111.html

which require downloading and installing a .deb package, but even though I downloaded the file to a flash drive with another computer and transferred it over to my desktop (which has no internet until this device gets installed), I cannot proceed any further with these instructions without internet access.

Can anyone tell me how I can install this driver without internet on this computer?

Thank you.
 
Old 11-11-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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Hi:

Code:
 I downloaded the file to a flash drive
In that case just cut and paste the driver that's on the flash drive and paste it to your desktop.

There are 2 ways to install that driver.
-Once the driver is on your desktop right click on it. When you do you should have an option in the drop down menu to install .deb package or something close to that.
-You can open the terminal and put in the command to install the driver but you have to 'change the directory' using
'cd'
Code:
dpkg -i (name of driver)
If that's hard you can open the terminal and type:
Code:
dpkg --help
Also if you could say what distribution of Linux you are running I could find a webpage to help you on the how to-
 
Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Hi:

Code:
 I downloaded the file to a flash drive
In that case just cut and paste the driver that's on the flash drive and paste it to your desktop.

There are 2 ways to install that driver.
-Once the driver is on your desktop right click on it. When you do you should have an option in the drop down menu to install .deb package or something close to that.
-You can open the terminal and put in the command to install the driver but you have to 'change the directory' using
'cd'
Code:
dpkg -i (name of driver)
If that's hard you can open the terminal and type:
Code:
dpkg --help
Also if you could say what distribution of Linux you are running I could find a webpage to help you on the how to-
Thank you for your reply. The reason I did not unpack the driver is that the .deb file I linked only contains the source code for it. If dpkg it, I will still have to build it, which I do not really know how to do. However, I think I will need to download kernel headers and maybe some other things in order to do so, which I cannot do without internet access. Hence the thread.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
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In the past I right clicked on my desktop where the driver (.deb pkg) (for my NIC) and installed it that way and when I re-started my computer it went on line no problem.

If your using a usb wireless adapter you most likely will need a driver for that as well.

For example my wireless adapter is a Linksys WUSB54 series so I installed that driver from the Linksys's website and all was well.

Double check in your Network Manager and see to it that all of the setting and your pass phrase are correct.

Do you have an ethernet cable that you can use to communicate with your Engenius and your router or modem just long enough to gain access to the internet?

I'm not good with kernel headers nor kernel mod's; I'm still learning about them; sorry.

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 11-13-2012 at 02:58 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 03:09 AM   #5
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I searched online to fine info. for you for the modules.

The command 'lsmod' will give you a synopsis and show you what modules are currently loaded.
In honesty if you post the output to 'lsmod' I wouldn't be able to give you counsel(but others here can) as I stated in previous post my skill is low in this area.

This is an article I found within our linuxquestions hope it helps some-
Install Kernel Headers
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eaders-458662/
 
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 AM   #6
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Thanks, but when I try to dpkg it, it says it depends on debhelper and module-assistant, which are not installed. I think I am going to abandon this way of doing this. What I really would like to know is, assuming I could actually get online, how I would go about installing this driver from the code available on this site (please let's just forget the .deb file to make things simpler).

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...tting_the_code

Can anyone tell me what that process would be? Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Farkuldi; 11-13-2012 at 09:03 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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First you need to install all dependencies. I tried to find out in Xubuntu 12.04, and the packages I'd need to install are:
build-essential g++ g++-4.6 libstdc++6-4.6-dev (make dpkg-dev)
module-assistant (perl libtext-wrapi18n-perl bzip2)
linux-headers-generic
In paranthesis dependencies that I already have. If you don't have them, check if they have dependencies too. I used synaptic to find out the dependencies, mark a package and from the menu: package - preferencies - (tab) dependencies.

So you need to download all packages you need, put them in a directory where there is no other .deb file. Open a terminal in that directory and run

Code:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
That'll install all those packages.

After that you can start thinking of compiling the source.

Edit:
Here are links to where you can download the packages:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/d...uild-essential
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/devel/g++
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/devel/g++-4.6
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/libstdc++6-4.6-dev
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/d...eaders-generic (Check if it's the same version as the kernel you use.)
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/module-assistant

Last edited by Lennie; 11-13-2012 at 10:05 AM.
 
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