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Old 08-21-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Linksys WUSB54GSC on Ubuntu 8.04.1 - SOLVED!!!!


Greetings to all!

I've been fixing a computer for a friend, and by fixing I mean blowing away Windows and replacing it with a much better alternative - Ubuntu 8.04.1.

My friend bought a Linksys Compact Wireless-G (WUSB54GSC) network USB card. I thought, hey, plugging it in should work... right?!!? After going through every 4 letter word in the dictionary and making up a lot of new ones, I finally got it working. So, I would like to pass my experience on to my fellow Linux users.


Here's how I did it (I hope it works for you!)

1. Turn on your computer (if it's off, or not broken from you getting upset by this problem)

2. Make sure your wireless card is unplugged from the USB port.

3. Take a break, this was a lot of work, have a beer.

4. Okay, after the beer, you're going to need a Windows machine.

5. Install the USB drive on the Windows machine using the installation disk. If you dont have one, say a few 4 letter words, then come back and download them from here: http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...#versiondetail

6. Copy two files from your Windows machine to your Ubuntu machine...

C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\rndismp.sys
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\usb8023.sys


7. Now you need two more files, and you can get them from a lot of places. I would get them from the link you downloaded or the CD you have. They are...

WUSB54GSC.cat
WUSB54GSC.inf

On the CD or zip file, they should be under the Drivers directory... I hope.



8. Go back to Ubuntu (thank god!!!)

9. Open a terminal window

10. Input the following

Code:
sudo ndiswrapper -e wusb54gsc
sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/eric/linksysDriver/WUSB54GSC.inf
sudo cp /home/eric/linksysDriver/*.sys /etc/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsc
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -l

NOTE: This is from my computer, I created a directory linksysDriver under my home directory. Don't copy me unless your name is eric!



Hopefully at the end, you'll get:
Code:
wusb54gsc : driver installed
	device (13B1:0026) present

11. If you get that, drink another beer!!!! If not, drink one anyway.... you'll probably need it soon :-(

12. Plug in your Wireless USB card.

13. Type lsusb in a terminal window to make sure all is well.

14. RESTART UBUNTU!! This took me a while to figure out

15. Pray that it doesn't lock up

16. Do what you do to connect to your wireless network, it may be iwconfig with some other settings or simply go into System->Administration->Network



I hope this helped a little. I know this can be a pain to install, but it was worth it. Heck, I'm using it now to write this message!

Good luck to all!
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Why don't you either submit this as a tutorial or add it to the hardware review? You did a lot of nice work and having it more accessible would be nice.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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Hangdog42, I didn't realize there was a tutorials section on LQ. Show's how observant I am without the proper caffeine levels in my system. I submitted the posting as a tutorial.
 
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:04 AM   #4
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I don't mean to bring up an old topic, but I would like some help from anyone that can. When trying this out, everything goes through just fine until I type in "sudo cp /home/lordandmaster/linksysdrivers/*.sys /ect/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsc" all i get for a response is "cp: target `/ect/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsc' is not a directory" Any ideas? Thanks!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:14 AM   #5
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dolamyte - It would be best to start a new thread say under the networking forum. Just go to the forums button at top of page and select the forum that best fits your problem. After opening that forum at the top left or bottom left you will find a button 'New Thread'. Click on that button and do not forget to put a decent title in such as `/ect/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsc is not a directory'. This way you will get more responses as a lot of people will not look at this because the OP says 'SOLVED!!!'. Now one hint is it does not appear that you have ndiswrapper installed. For anymore responses please start a New Thread.

Last edited by Larry Webb; 12-18-2008 at 02:24 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 11:59 PM   #6
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Just wanted to say thanks for saving my butt

Best regards!
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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files

Hi there. Trying to get this wusb54gscv2 working in Ubuntu 10.04 but the files you have listed and the files in the CD I have are different.

How would I apply them to your instructions above

bcm43xx.cat
bcm43xx64.cat
ndiswdm.inf
ndiswdm.sys

That's all there is, there is also a folder for vista that has different filenames, the ones above are set for XP.

Last edited by nmsportster; 05-27-2010 at 09:37 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 07:10 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nmsportster View Post
Hi there. Trying to get this wusb54gscv2 working in Ubuntu 10.04 but the files you have listed and the files in the CD I have are different.

How would I apply them to your instructions above

bcm43xx.cat
bcm43xx64.cat
ndiswdm.inf
ndiswdm.sys

That's all there is, there is also a folder for vista that has different filenames, the ones above are set for XP.

Rather than dredging up old threads, please start your own. You'll get more attention that way.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:49 AM   #9
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WUSB54GSC works with ubuntu 10.10

Thanks a lot erat123! This fix works with ubuntu 10.10 and wicd network manager. I only had to reboot after installing wicd and deinstalling gnome network manager. I could not get it to work in gnome network manager, but I am a linux newbie.
 
  


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