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Old 06-18-2014, 02:56 AM   #1
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Lubuntu 14.04 losing wifi connection using Linksys AE1200 USB Dongle

Hi All,

First of all you will have to excuse me - my Linux skills are very basic.

I have recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 and have been very happy with everything until I moved the PC (Dell Optiplex 755 - ye olde faithfull) to my man cave. This man cave has no access to a wired connection. There was me thinking I would easily be able to connect my Linksys AE1200 USB Dongle in and off we go how wrong have I been!!! I would consider myself technical (work in IT) but this has taken the biscuit!!

Steps so far -

1. Installed NDISWRAPPER
2. Installed XP driver from the Linksys site (bcmwlhigh5 driver)
3. Then had to setup the USB Dongle to start up on bootup by starting nm-applet in Startup app (Default applications for LXSession

Now the USB Dongle connects to the Internet on bootup however after attempting to download a torrent my torrent client (deluge) crashes and subsequently I cannot access Firefox.

Please help! I really need this to work otherwise I might have to go back to Windoze!!!

Old 06-19-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hi: nink121 & Welcome to Linux Questions.

I'm not an expert with ndiswrapper but finding a driver for your Linksys shouldn't be to hard.

If I remember correctly, when I installed ndiswrapper I also had to install the driver on the Linksys website.

Installing the driver for your chip set can help too.
To find out the information about your mobo and chip set post the output to this command:
I looked on the Linksys website for a Linux driver and evidently they don't provide one.


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