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Old 01-09-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Linksys WMP54G Driver


I am new to Linux and I am running it as a dual boot with windows XP. I can't get the wireless card to work because I can't figure out how to get the driver for it. It is a Linksys WMP54G Card, any help would be nice.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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I have the same wireless card and the following is a tutorial that I followed closely to get it working. To be honest I'm not sure if there is a native driver for this in linux (That would be the best way to install it) but I went with NDISWRAPPER by default. It was a quick and easy install and I didn't have any problems. Hope this helps.

Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11
 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

You haven't provided enough information to get proper help.

You'll need to read the sticky in this thread before trying
to post so you can give us information to help you; otherwise
we're playing "20 Questions" to try to find out what you got.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 10:43 PM   #4
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I have the same wireless card and the following is a tutorial that I followed closely to get it working. To be honest I'm not sure if there is a native driver for this in linux (That would be the best way to install it) but I went with NDISWRAPPER by default. It was a quick and easy install and I didn't have any problems. Hope this helps.
I gaurantee I am doing something wrong. I went into terminal and typed the first command on that link (tar -zxvf ndiswrapper_0.11.tar.gz) and it came back and said that it did not exist.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ!

You haven't provided enough information to get proper help.

You'll need to read the sticky in this before trying
to post so you can give us information to help you; otherwise
we're playing "20 Questions" to try to find out what you got.
Sorry, I am not sure what information you want. Like I said I am new at this and attempting to teach myself with the help of a few books and a computer science background. My OS is RedHat Fedora4 and I am using it as a dual OS along side of XP which I originally installed on my computer. My wireless card is a Linksys WMP54G and is all ready installed on my XP version so I know the card works. I can't seem to find a driver for Fedora to use the wireless card. Let me know if you need any more info because I am not sure what else you would need.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 10:52 PM   #6
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I gave you the link...you should read it.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 11:18 PM   #7
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I am not on that computer because the internet doesn't work on it yet. I am on a laptop next to that computer, I don't wish to type all of the lines out that came up as a result of /sbin/lspci. Which one in particular am I looking for? I'll type a couple that might help...

00:00.0 Host Bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 651 Host (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 04)

(probably the one you are looking for)
00:0e.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)

(my built in ethernet card)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139 C+ (rev 10)
 
Old 01-09-2006, 11:31 PM   #8
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If you search Google <Linux> with the string "RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)" you will find a nice HOW-TO from this very website for Fedora Core 4.

Do the search, and see if you get this Linux Tutorial/Answer from LQ

Here at LQ we have a Hardware Compatibility List, as well as Linux Tutorials.

Learn to use the Search Luke!
 
  


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