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Old 07-08-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu linux & Linksys wireless g portable usb adapter WUSB54GP problems


I have Ubuntu linux installed on my desktop computer, and am trying to get this wiress adapter to work. I have not been able to find any drivers for it, and whenever i get ubuntu to activate this device it freezes the system. I have no idea how to procede. Wired internet is not an option at this point unfortunately, is there another distrobution of linux that supports this kind of wireless adapter? What am I to do.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

I think that adapter should work with the rt2x00 driver. Have you tried that?
 
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thanks very very much
 
Old 08-17-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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How did you get on with this? I'm thinking of getting one. I'm running Suse 10.1.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 01:12 AM   #5
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WUSB54g ver. 4

I'm trying to install my Linksys WUSB54G ver. 4 on a SUSES (not sure on version) I have the drivers but its for windows is there any way to convert or download drivers that work on SUSES?
 
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I'm trying to install my Linksys WUSB54G ver. 4 on a SUSES (not sure on version) I have the drivers but its for windows is there any way to convert or download drivers that work on SUSES?

Welcome to LQ!

The thing to check out is the chipset running that card. Unfortunately, Linksys has a nasty habit of changing chipsets within a card model. You might have to do some googling to see if anyone has posted what chipset it has.

The reason I'm suggesting this is that a lot of cards can be run with either native linux drivers (which is the preferred way to go) or with nidswrapper, which allows Windows drivers to function under Linux.

Oh, and just so you are warned, USB wireless devices can be a real pain in the posterior to get working.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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Well I have my wireless adapter open and, as a noob, i dont know where the chipset is...i'll post what i can read. theres a huge black chip with a R and an a through it but it says.."RT2571F D1GYY0D0 0440SU" i'm guessing the o's are 0's and not capped O's. Also on the wireless chip it self in white it says "109-502-2100" Then under that it says "WUBR124GL_V02"

I went to prism54.org downloaded a lot of drivers put them on a cd and about to try that..any tips on installing would be grateful.

also, i have a harddrive (separate) that has windows on it, can i have the windows as a master and opensuse as a slave install my linksys on the slave?

well any feed back would be helpful thank you all,

also i am sorry for my poor grammar.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
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Well I have my wireless adapter open and, as a noob, i dont know where the chipset is.
You physically opened your wireless adapter? You REALLY didn't need to do that. Either a google session or a tool like lshw might be able to tell you what is in there. To be honest, I have no idea what those chip numbers may mean.

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went to prism54.org downloaded a lot of drivers
That isn't going to do a lot of good unless you've got some information that suggest your card will work with the prism54 drivers.

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also, i have a harddrive (separate) that has windows on it, can i have the windows as a master and opensuse as a slave install my linksys on the slave?
I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at here. You can only have one OS running at a time unless you're running a virtualization kit like VMWare, Xen or Virtualbox.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:40 PM   #9
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You physically opened your wireless adapter? You REALLY didn't need to do that. Either a google session or a tool like lshw might be able to tell you what is in there. To be honest, I have no idea what those chip numbers may mean.



That isn't going to do a lot of good unless you've got some information that suggest your card will work with the prism54 drivers.



I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at here. You can only have one OS running at a time unless you're running a virtualization kit like VMWare, Xen or Virtualbox.
well if i run off the windows it will still see the harddrive with linux on it and i can change the install to that direction, i dont think i would work because the fact its still windows drivers.

i went to prism54 and it had a page where people have opend their adapters and had pictures of i'm guessing the chipsets. maybe i need to get in contact with that site?
but i'm honestly stuck and thinking about just giving up...if you have any last bits of help that would be cool
 
Old 11-19-2007, 08:27 AM   #10
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well if i run off the windows it will still see the harddrive with linux on it and i can change the install to that direction, i dont think i would work because the fact its still windows drivers.
I apologize in advance, but I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Windows drivers will work in Linux provided you install and use the ndiswrapper kernel module. This is easy to do and there are tons of threads here on using ndiswrapper.
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went to prism54 and it had a page where people have opend their adapters and had pictures of i'm guessing the chipsets. maybe i need to get in contact with that site?
I guess you could try, but the advice I gave you earlier about lspci and/or lshw is sound.
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but i'm honestly stuck and thinking about just giving up...if you have any last bits of help that would be cool
It is certainly your call to make, but to be honest, you haven't really done anything that would start you solving your problem. If you really do want to use this, you need to start doing some research into what chipset you've got, and tearing apart the card is not the best way to do this.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 06:05 PM   #11
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Can't get connected, nothing works

I recently instaled an UBUTU Operating system. I use a Wireless G USB Adapter but I try to get connected it won't let me. I think it gets the wrong IP address but I'm not sure. Here are the specifics of this device

Linksys
Compact Wireless -G USB Adapter
ver. 1.2
2.4GHz (802.11g)
Model No.WUSB54GC

Is there a driver I can use?

Also I have alot of mp3's I would like to play but it won't even do so. My freind tells me that I can download an mp3 player of the net but I don't know where to go. Could you send me a link so I can download one

Thanks in advance
Julien
 
Old 02-22-2008, 08:19 AM   #12
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Welcome to LQ!

A quick bit of advice... Rather than digging up old threads, it is usually best to start one of your own. You'll get more attention to your problem that way.

To point you to the right driver, we'll need to know what chipset that card uses. Unfortunately Linksys keeps changing the chipset that they use for their cards. Try entering lscpi in a console (you may have to use sudo to do this) and see if your card is in the output.

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Also I have alot of mp3's I would like to play but it won't even do so. My freind tells me that I can download an mp3 player of the net but I don't know where to go. Could you send me a link so I can download one
Yes, their are lots of players out there. Mplayer and Amarok are a couple of good examples. Since you're running Ubuntu, you can probably find those available in an Ubuntu repository. You might do some reading on how to install software on Ubuntu as it has a good system for doing so.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 03:03 PM   #13
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Smile Wow

After browsing thrue the internet I found that thousands of people were having the same problem. One did some detective work and found the chipset to be the Ralink RT2501USB.

Could you help me now? Thanks!

I also have another problem, I want to start my own studio which is the primary reason why I instaled linux but I can't instal a program called rose garden. can you help me?

Again thanks! Without you I would be in the gloom!
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:01 AM   #14
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Good, Ralink are one of the good guys in Linux Wireless. I'm going to need a bit more information before I can point you in a specific direction however. One of the drivers for that card, called rt2x00, was put into the kernel starting with 2.6.24. So open a console, type uname -a, and if you've got a kernel later than that, you're driver might already be there.

Another alternative would be to download the driver from Ralink and install that. Given that you're running Ubuntu, I would be willing to bet that there might be a precompiled package already in one of the repositories, so you might try that avenue first.

As for Rosegarden, I had a quick look at their site and there should certainly be Ubuntu packages available. You'd be using the same tool (aptitude?) to install Rosegarden that you might be able to use to install the Ralink driver. I'm really not familiar with Ubuntu, but I believe there should be a menu entry for adding and removing software that would bring up the right tool.
 
  


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