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Old 01-01-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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Install drivers for a Wi-Fi USB adapter.


I am brand new to linux. I have a Dell desktop running Linux 2.6.33.2 (i686). I am trying to install the drivers from a cd for a Coredy AC600 Wi-Fi USB adapter. I mounted the disk and tried to use Set run action from the File menu but, I keep getting an error message that the Setup.exe file is not an executable program. What am I doing wrong or at least how do I get it to work?
 
Old 01-01-2016, 05:08 PM   #2
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Setup.exe is a Windows file. What distro are you running on what hardware?
 
Old 01-01-2016, 08:12 PM   #3
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Install and run ndiswrapper and use the .inf file inside the windows .exe.

You will need to extract the windows .exe 1st. A reboot is required after driver install.

https://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper

https://packages.debian.org/squeeze/ndisgtk

The above is to answer

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at least how do I get it to work?
To see if a native linux driver is available. With the usb plugged in. Reboot. Post output of

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lsusb
and also

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dmesg | tail
@NGIB. I think the OP is running Debian Squeeze (oldoldstable) going by their kernel posted.

To know for sure

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cat /etc/issue
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cat /etc/debian_version
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lsb_release -da
If it throws out a lsb command not installed. do a

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lsb-release
 
Old 01-06-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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OK, I'm learning, slowly... I'm using Linux Puppy; Linux 2.6.33.2 [i686 arch]. Also, I have Wine 1.1.43. I'm not sure of the version of Puppy. I'm trying to get updates etc. I mapped the cd/dvd drive on Wine but it still will not run the Setup.exe on disk. The setup will start up on my laptop using Windows 7... There is supposed to be an option when the setup starts for Linux compatibility. Still trying to get it to open with wine. Any suggestions?

Just checked out the Ndis Wrapper site. My device is not available at this time...

Last edited by jrizer; 01-06-2016 at 10:06 AM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 01-06-2016, 10:09 AM   #5
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That adapter has a native Linux driver, you can grab it from here:
http://www.coredytech.com/d-76-Cored...i+Adapter.html
 
  


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