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Old 06-29-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Linksys Wireless G-USB Version 4 and Ubuntu 8.04

Hello all,

I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 on a desktop PC that has Linksys Wireless G USB adapter. The "default" Ubuntu driver does a good job of detecting the adpater and even connecting to my LAN, but my signal strenth is much lower than it was on XP, and browsing/download speeds are so slow that Firefox almost always times out. I checked IWCONFIG and it is running at 54 Mb like it should be. I've read in other threads about using NDISWRAPPER to use Windows drivers instead, but how do I get those to override the shoddy Ubuntu druvers. Of course ultimately I would like to find the fix for the native Linux drivers or somebody to tell me where I can get good ones. I am a Linux newb, so go easy on me! Thanks in advance...
Old 06-30-2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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I have had the Linksys WUSB54G version 1 & 2.

I had much better results using the ndiswrapper method with those adapters, on both slackware & ubuntu 8.04.

Just blacklist the default drivers and they wont load.

Good luck.


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