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Hello, I'm kind of new to the whole linux thing and seem to have run into a problem with ndiswrapper. I'm running a dual-boot system with windows xp
installed first and ubuntu 7.10 installed second. Everything works perfect
except for my wireless card which is a Linksys wmp54g. I have tried linux drivers from Ralink(the rt2500 drivers) and could not get them to compile correctly. I tried ndiswrapper with two diffrent windows drivers from linksys (rt2500 and rt61 drivers) and still nothing. I finally found a link to some bcmwl5 drivers for a broadcom card and finally got them installed. ndiswrapper reports the drivers as installed and working but still my wireless shows up in the device manager as Unknown(0x0301). In the network manager it shows up but it says the ra0 device is not configured. I try to click properties and it does nothing, just looks like its loading. I've left it on that screen for about 30 mins and it just locks up the system. When i type "sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" it tells me the interface card doesnt support scanning. If someone could help me as soon as possible it would be great. I really would like to get online with ubuntu and get some new packages. Also if you need and output info from ndis let me know. Thanks ahead of time to whoever helps me out.
sorry its version 4.1. ill try and use madwifi tonight. If i could only get the ralink linux drivers to work then that would solve everything. When i try to do the cp 2.6.x/makefile command it tells me it cant find the makefile,(maybe im wrong but isnt cp just a copy command anyway?) but i see the 2.6.x directory right here with the makefile in it.
OK, that is a Ralink RT61 based card, Madwifi is only for Atheros based cards, it isn't going to help you. A quick search suggests blacklisting the 'rt61pci' module and allowing it to load 'rt61'. It appears that Ubuntu 7.10 comes with the drivers needed for this card.
Last edited by elliott678; 12-29-2007 at 03:38 AM.