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PrayingMantis 08-09-2012 12:15 PM

Belkin Wireless Adapter driver for Ubuntu

I recently bought a belkin usb wireless adapter for my desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along with Windows XP SP3. The adapter came with drivers for various windows flavors (include XP SP3).

When I first connected my USB adapter in linux, it did not detect my adapter, so I had to login to windows to install the driver there. However, after having successfully installed the driver in windows when I again logged into linux, the device was recognized, and no driver installation was needed at all!

I did not understand why? I have heard of migration utility in Ubuntu, which copies bookmarks etc from browsers.

Can some plz explain.


cynwulf 08-09-2012 12:21 PM

It has nothing to do with windows or the windows driver you installed. Rebooting would have loaded the kernel module for the device, but that should have happened when hot plugging as well.

yooy 08-09-2012 02:26 PM

wireless on linux is pretty unstable, especailly with unsupported devices.

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