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Old 02-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (64) and Windows XP Pro on two partitions. I also have a Netgear wireless router that links seamlessly with my TP-Link usb wireless device but only when using Windows. What I really want to do is set up my wireless connection in Ubuntu ... but I don't know how. Can someone please help me connect my PC using Ubuntu to the Internet by giving me simple yet accurate instructions on how and what I must fill in, and probably packages to download to achieve this.

I will supply extra details if required.

Thanks in advance.

Old 02-12-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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If you still have the driver CD for the TP-Link wireless adapter, get the driver off of that, then you will want to get the .inf and .sys files that is part of the driver (depending on how the driver is provided, you may need to use "unzip" to get the driver from the installer) package.

Then you will need to load it using "ndiswrapper".
$ sudo ndiswrapper -i *.inf
$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
$ sudo echo "ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modprobe.d/modules
I know these are terse instructions, but let us know if you run into any problems.


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