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Old 05-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Running non-Linux software.


How does one get a non-Linux disk, say for a hardware driver to run in Ubuntu 11.04? With out my wireless adapter I can't do any updates, or downloads.

Thanks
 
Old 05-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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If the driver isn't written for Linux, it won't work in Linux. You need to find a Linux driver for your wireless adapter.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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You have to use a Linux-specific driver, which will usually be found on the manufacturer's website if it isn't preloaded in your distro. If you post the exact manufacturer and model number of your wireless card, someone can probably point you to the driver you need.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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My adapter is a Linksys AE2500 USB. Cisco doesn't have any Linux drivers on their site. Any place else I can look?
 
Old 05-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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Please plugin the device and run the command
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lsusb
and post the output here, so that we can see which chipset is used by that device.
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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Some ideas here at the Ubuntu Forums regarding that piece of equipment.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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Seems that the Linksys AE2500 USB uses a BCM4323 chipset-

http://wikidevi.com/wiki/Linksys_AE2500

There is a linux native driver that works with a lot of boardcom B43* chipsets, but it seems that the BCM4323 wont work with that driver-

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

You only choice is ndiswrapper, or getting a new USB wifi adapter that will work with linux.

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If the driver isn't written for Linux, it won't work in Linux. You need to find a Linux driver for your wireless adapter.
ndiswrapper will let you use (some) winXP drivers under linux.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page

Its generally horribe, and not something I would ever use unless there is no way to get that device working with linux native drivers.

Last edited by cascade9; 05-10-2012 at 01:47 PM. Reason: typo
 
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
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Do i have to download all the .tar files or just the 1.57 one?






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seems that the linksys ae2500 usb uses a bcm4323 chipset-

http://wikidevi.com/wiki/linksys_ae2500

there is a linux native driver that works with a lot of boardcom b43* chipsets, but it seems that the bcm4323 wont work with that driver-

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/drivers/b43

you only choice is ndiswrapper, or getting a new usb wifi adapter that will work with linux.



Ndiswrapper will let you use (some) winxp drivers under linux.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=main_page

its generally horribe, and not something i would ever use unless there is no way to get that device working with linux native drivers.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 06:18 AM   #9
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You should be able to get ndiswrapper through Ubuntu's software utilities using synaptic. It is better to use the packages provided by the distribution where available.

Last edited by jkirchner; 05-13-2012 at 06:19 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #10
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I have the ndis. file. Now I just cant seem to install the xp, or vista drivers. Im really thinking Im just going to have to suck it up and use my internal untill I get a compatible usb. Thank you to all!
 
Old 05-14-2012, 06:22 AM   #11
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Did you just get tar files, or are they installed, or did you use one of the package managers in ubuntu to get the software?

Its always better to use the distros packages and package manager, like jkirchner said.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #12
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I had just gotten the .tar files... I couldnt untar it. I had gotten an error message. But I did compile a huge set of word lists that was orignally one big tar file. I gave up on getting the drivers to work. I had downloaded a variety of drivers and tried to install them to see which one would work and nothin worked. Im just going to go out an buy the old usb wireless adapter I had that I know works with BT5. But thank you for you help!
 
Old 05-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
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The easiest way to get ndiswrapper would be to hook up to the internet with a wired connection, then get it from the package manager. Its easier, faster and more likely to be setup how your distro needs things than doing an install from .tar files.
 
  


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