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Old 10-13-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
Rai42
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USB Wireless adaptor installation


Hi guys,

I've had a look through the Linux tutorials and other questions on this forum, but I'm afraid I'm still a little confused about how to get onto the internet on my Linux partition. I'm having to connect wirelessly as my parents don't want cables trailing up the stairs, so it would be great if I could get the usb adaptor I'm currently using on the Windows side to work with Linux as well.

It's a Netgear WG111v2 usb adaptor and I'm running RHEL with a 2.4 kernel (I think). I've downloaded ndiswrapper to run, however the walkthrough I have tells me to find a file with the extension .inf on my installation cd and there doesn't seem to be one. Any pointers on where to start?

Thanks a lot,
Rai
 
Old 10-13-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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.inf file is part of the Windows driver. I understand you have the adaptor running under Windows, so you should also have Windows driver somewhere. The orginal archive you have used to install it under Windows would be the best.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:13 AM   #3
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Try this to find your driver:

In Windows: Right-click "My Computer" -> Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager

Now, right-click your wireless adapter, which will be under "Network Devices" or somesuch. Go to Properties, and poke around the tabs (I think there's one called "Driver") until you find a button which says "Driver Details." Click that, and it should tell you where the driver file is.

Copy it and any other files with the same name (ie, wg11v2s.sys, wg11v2s.inf) onto a flash drive or, God forbid, a floppy, and viola!
 
  


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