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Old 10-20-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Linksys WUSB54GS


Hey Guys I have a little problem with my wireless device, so I want your help.My problem is that I can't install the drivers(becouse with original linksys Cd comes with windows drivers)on linux, so is it posible to instal WUSB54GS drivers on Linux.
Thanks...
I hope that you can help me

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Old 10-20-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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You can use a program called ndiswrapper or use the Prism54 driver. It may have come with your installation. If not you will have to do a search and download the driver. You might also want to change your post so that it says guys and not gays.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
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linksys WUSB54GS

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Originally Posted by bons
Hey Guys I have a little problem with my wireless device, so I want your help.My problem is that I can't install the drivers(becouse with original linksys Cd comes with windows drivers)on linux, so is it posible to instal WUSB54GS drivers on Linux.
Thanks...
I hope that you can help me
Hi Bons. Did you ever get your wusb54gs to work with Linux? I have the same problem. I have Knoppix 5 live at this time. Tried installing driver that came with wubs54gs adapter. Driver was called wusb54gs.inf and also wusb54gs.sys Ndiswrapper didn't like these drivers and marked them invalid driver! Won't modprobe and even list any wlan0 present. Please, let me know if you get it going. I'm going to try using Prism54 driver tonight as per jstephens advice. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 10-23-2006, 09:56 AM   #4
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here's some info on installing wusb54gs from ndiswrapper wiki:

# Card: Linksys #[WUSB54GSv2], 802.11b/g, USB 2.0 -- [link here|List#WUSB54GSV2]

* Chipset: Broadcom - BCM4320SKFBG
* usbid: 13b1:0014
* Driver: You can install this driver by either of the following two methods.
o Method1: The driver for this RNDIS card doesn't include two .sys files required (usb8023k.sys and rndismpk.sys or usb8023x.sys and rndismpx.sys), as they are part of Windows installation and don't need to be installed in Windows. However, other drivers for different cards based on RNDIS include these .sys files. One is Belkin F5D7051uk at [55]. You can install this driver with BCMRNDIS.INF, which installs the required .sys files. You then need to inform ndiswrapper that this driver, bcmrndis, should be used for usbid of WUSB54GSv2 (13b1:0014), by executing 'ndiswrapper -d 13b1:0014 bcmrndis'
o Method2: Used the inf file from the CD, and the .SYS files from usr5420 available at www.usr.com http://www.usr-emea.com/support/s-pr...unkg&prod=5420. Used snapshot from 13/02/2006, along with the usr system files that i had to install on a windows machine to extract. Then copied the wusb54gs.inf and wusb54gsv2.inf to the folder with the sys files - the wusb54gs.inf worked seamlessly with my device on the snapshot.!

I've tried method two with live Knoppix 5 and it didn't work for me. Still looking for solutions.

By the way. Anyone knows if USB 2.0 is backward compatible? I have an older Compaq Presario (came out in 1998 actually). This machine has USB 1 i believe. I think USB 2.0 device would work okay, just maybe not as fast... thanks

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Old 10-24-2006, 10:07 AM   #5
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If you guys have version 2 which does use the broadcom chipset there is a provided linux driver. I heard it works pretty good.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 01:47 PM   #6
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WUSB54GS issue

According to Ndiswrapper wiki: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List items 27 and 28, version 1 and 2 use the same process to load drivers. I tried following method 1 (which would be the same for either adapter version). I got the drivers to load and hardware showed as present. Yet when I tried modprobing ndiswrapper, i had a FATAL error that something could not be linked somewhere. Anyone knows how to resolve this? (I use Knoppix 5 live CD)
Thanks!!!
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:02 PM   #7
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FATAL: error inserting ndiswrapper invalid argument

Okay, i've found something out. When I went to modprobe ndiswrapper i got the following error: FATAL: error inserting ndiswrapper /lib/modules/2.6.17/misc/ndiswrapper.ko invalid argument
I looked on the web and found out that this message means that there's a mismatch between ndiswrapper version and the kernel version more or less. So, my kernel on Knoppix 5 live is 2.6.17 when i enter ndiswrapper -v i get

knoppix@1[knoppix]$ ndiswrapper -v
utils Error: no version specified!
driver version: 1.16

So, to me this seems that for one thing, i don't have ndiswrapper unitls and my ndiswrapper version is 1.16!? Anyways, this is where the whole error issue boils down to i think. Please, let me know if someone knows something!
 
Old 10-27-2006, 08:14 AM   #8
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That is why I don't like using ndiswrapper. I have had better luck compiling the driver for linux. I think your wireless adapter uses the broadcom chipset. I would do a google for it and install the driver. Might want to check out the hardware forum here and see if anyone has gotten theirs installed with the broadcom chipset driver.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 09:39 AM   #9
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Linux natvice driver for Broadcom chip wifi?

Hi JStephens. You mean there's a native broadcom chipset driver for linux outthere and I don't have to use ndiswrapper? I've read a lot about using wusb54gs and everything always pointed to using ndiswrapper. Do you have any links to info?
Thanks
 
Old 10-27-2006, 10:08 AM   #10
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One of these drivers should work. I have never used the broadcom chipset nor installed one. My luck was always getting a ralink chipset adapter. http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...oaddrivers.php
 
  


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