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Old 02-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Linksys WUSB54G Wireless adapter on Madrake 10.1 download


Hi All,

I have Linux Mandrake 10.1, and a Linksys WUSB54G (802.11g) wireless network adapter.. is there any way to get the drivers so this works?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 02-06-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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I have the same setup (Mandrake 2006 though) and all I did to get the adapter to work was install it with an ndiswrapper. Go to configure my computer (or something similar), then find network preferences, then click add network device. When it prompts you for the driver, say you want to do it with an ndiswrapper. Then, simply insert the CD it came with, find the *.inf file, and you're good to go! Enjoy your wireless.

Oh, you will need to be root to do all of this
 
Old 02-07-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Hi..

Thanks for all the info bmccorm2.

I have downloaded ndiswrapper .. followed all instructions and it says its all working fine.

When i do iwconfig wlan0 isn't in the list
When i go onto the configure system, i click to add a network device the only option is 'Manually select a driver'. I have tryed Prism2 as I know the adapter has that chipset, then it says it needs exter informtaion, autoprobe or specify options?! i click autoprobe.. goes straight back to the 'Manually select a driver' screen.

Anybody got any idea's? Im on my windows partition but if anybody wants screenies ill happily upload.

All replies appreciated,

DiGiTiSeD

[EDIT] Btw .. sorry wrong section.. didnt realise

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:16 AM   #5
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I have downloaded ndiswrapper .. followed all instructions and it says its all working fine.

When you downloaded the package, did you download the source or did you install it from the Mandriva CDs?? I would recommend installing it via the CD, that way the system will insert it into your path and integrate it into the GUI for you. That way, when you go to "configure my computer - add network device" it should give you the option of (1) loading with a driver of your choice or (2) using a Windows driver with ndiswrapper, which is the option you want.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 04:07 PM   #6
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Ive just installed ndiswrapper of the disc, no GUI?! Or if there is where is it? And when i go into configure - add network device.. still just the 1 option?! strange.

Do you need any screenies?

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Old 02-07-2006, 07:15 PM   #7
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That's ok, as long as it is on your system, it sounds like you might have to install without the GUI. Open up a terminal, 'su' to root, then type ndiswrapper. It will tell you how to use the utility and then hopefully you can install your driver from there. So for example, you might type:

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ndiswrapper -i WUSB54G.inf (or whatever your driver is called on the Linksys CD)
 
Old 02-08-2006, 01:15 AM   #8
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Yeah, i have installed it like that before you recommended the GUI, it said it was installed correctly, but when i typed
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modprobe ndiswrapper
nothing happened.. so i checked the log with dmesg and it said it failed!
 
Old 02-08-2006, 01:24 AM   #9
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I'm sorry digitised; I am by no means an expert here, but here is my Modprobe will just add a module to the kernel so you can use that piece of hardware. I think ndiswrapper should do that for you, so you're right, you should get no output when you type "modprobe ndiswrapper". What you want to do is load the driver, a windows driver, with ndiswrapper. So I would pop the CD in, copy the .inf driver onto your computer into, say, your home directory. Then, from your home directory type:

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ndiswrapper -i yourDriver.inf
And that should install your driver. Let me know how it goes.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 11:35 AM   #10
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Hi, I used ndiswrapper -i etc..

Said it was installed, hardware present.

Then modprobe ndiswrapper still errors!

So.. looks like its never going to work! Anybody know of any wireless 802.11b/g adapters made for linux? because every adapter i search is just for windows!

Thanks,

DiGiTiSeD
 
  


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