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Old 06-24-2008, 11:16 PM   #1
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Talking Netgear wpn111 wireless setup? Ubuntu 8.4

Ok, so after FINIALLY getting past "busybox" command prompt for like the past three weeks, I get Ubuntu Linux 8.4 installed and can log into the desktop. Almost all the hardware is working in the OS. The I have sound, video, my dule 10/100/1000 NICS are in the networking controll pannel, my DVD burner seems to be working so far. But my wireless networking USB 2.0 adapter is not. I have a Netgear rangemax WPN111 usb 2.0 adapter. Linux does not even know what this is or how to use it. The adapter works, because I have used it with Windows XP. I read that I need to copy three files from the Windows XP install and move them to Linux. They are: netwpn11.inf, wpn111.sys, and ar5523.bin. Ok I did that and put them in my "home" folder for now, but they did not make it clear where exactly theese files are supposed to be. Also I recieved theese instructions for using ndiswrapper:

1. Make sure ndiswrapper is installed (use synaptic if its missing)
2.put the driver disk in and cd to /media/cdron0/ndis5 sudo ndiswrapper -i netwpn11.inf sudo ndiswrapper -m sudo modprobe ndiswrapper (this will happen automatically when you reboot) put the device in the USB slot if not in already.

Now click on the network icon and you will see the wireless connectiosn its detected.

But again, where am I putting theese three files?
Also which command prompt am I typing thees commands into?

Old 06-26-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Talking Nevermind, solved it!

Had to copy the .ini from a windows xp install, then install the wireless windows networking package.


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