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Old 04-12-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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LinkSys wireless USB I can't get on the internet


I have a LinkSys wireless USB connected in a network to another computer that is directly connect to a DSL. I have tried many versions of Linux and none of them seem to recognize the wireless connection. I purchased a new HP computer that came with Microsoft's new VISTA OS, and I hate it! I would like to use Linux but I can't access the internet.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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Have you installed ndiswrapper and used the windows inf file?
Posting detail on the brand, make, model, version of the nic may help.
Also look through the HCL section here located at the top and to the right.

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Old 04-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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I am using the LinkSys wireless-G wusb54G Ver.4. I was told by Linspire that it should recognize it, but it doesn't. I'm new to Linux and I'm not a programmer so I don't understand how to compile. One thing I do know is that I/m fed up with Microsoft. The first OS I find that I can get on the internet with, other than Microsoft, I'm buying it!
 
Old 04-13-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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I am using the LinkSys wireless-G wusb54G Ver.4. I was told by Linspire that it should recognize it, but it doesn't. I'm new to Linux and I'm not a programmer so I don't understand how to compile. One thing I do know is that I/m fed up with Microsoft. The first OS I find that I can get on the internet with, other than Microsoft, I'm buying it!
Linux is free, no need to buy it!

Did you try ndiswrapper and take a look at the HCL as suggested? I think this card has an ralink (maybe rt2750) chipset which would mean you could use the ralink native drivers. You're going to have to put some effort in though and tell us what you've tried other than "many versions of Linux"

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Old 04-13-2007, 04:17 PM   #6
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Linspire was my first choice for any type of Linux.
"Did you try ndiswrapper and take a look at the HCL as suggested?" I am new to Linux and am looking for a new OS. However your comment above must be some inside code you use. I don't have a clew what your talking about! I need step by step instructions on what to do and how to do it. Make it so simple that a kindergartener can do it. Maybe this OS is too complicated for me.
 
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Maybe this OS is too complicated for me.
I doubt that, it's really not too difficult, but in some cases, you are going to have to follow suggestions and do some reading of your own. If wireless doesn't work for you out of the box, then this is one of those cases. And you can start by locating your card in the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and reading it, as suggested.

If you really don't want to put any work into learning about setting up your wireless card on linux, then by all means, just hunt around for a distribution that works for your card. This could take a while however.



Good luck in your endeavors

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Old 04-13-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help, but I went to the Hcl and they're talking about monkeys and other terms I don't understand. Going to the recommended site didn't help. I guess I'll have to spend a fortune and buy every book I can on Linux and read it or find a school that is willing to teach it. You might as well be speaking Greek to me.
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to try to help me! Later, Bye!
 
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Insert the device, wait 20 seconds, then run this commnad and post output related to the ethernet device you are working with. Some of these device may be made in 14 different places in the world and not everyone is built the same using the same chipset even though they are the same version. Seen it before.

Run the following command.
/sbin/lspci -v

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