Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Distribution: Lindows OS
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Newbie to Linux using Lindows OS trying to install wireless usb nic

Hey, I am new to linux and I am trying to set up a Linksys WUSB 11 v 2.6 wireless network adapter. Can anyone help me out with finding the right driver and how to install it.

Old 02-28-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 10rc1
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
I have the same problem. From what I have learned there is no solution yet.
Old 02-29-2004, 02:13 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: San Jose
Distribution: Redhat WS 3
Posts: 410

Rep: Reputation: 30
use latest CVS tarball.

The big thing is having to recompile the kernel. You will need the development tools (C compiler) and the kernel source packages installed.

from the top level directory of the kernel source /usr/src/linux-<version> you will do

make mrproper -> done just once

make menuconfig -> brings up menu to set options to add
support for "Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)"

make depend

make modules

make modules_install

make install -> also installs boot images, etc.

Be sure to save off your original .config file before running any makes, this is a text file that contains the kernel configuration settings that are used to build the kernel and altered by make menuconfig.

On the make menuconfig:

Go to:
Network Device support −−>
then Select:
Wireless LAN (non−hamradio) −−−>
Then Choose the options, so that it looks like below, or something as close to this. [*] Wireless LAN (non−hamradio)

I usually have problems with unable to read LABEL on the root device when trying to reboot with the recompiled kernel, which is usually fixed by adding support for RAM disk support under Device Drivers -> Block Devices -> Ram disk support and setting the RAM disk size to 8192 (what works for me on Redhat).

The Berlios driver works well for me for both 2.6 and 2.8 versions.

Hope this helps get you pointed in the right direction, I remember seeing some decent howto's that include the kernel configuration steps, but I can't seem to find them now. Ask questions if you have any trouble.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot and USB Wireless NIC jap3333 Linux - Newbie 2 11-26-2005 07:36 AM
need a PCMCIA or USB wireless NIC for linux learnmelinux Linux - Hardware 3 06-14-2005 10:47 AM
usb wireless nic heathpitts Debian 0 06-16-2004 06:50 PM
How to install USB Nic (not wireless) for Linux NYAndy Linux - Software 0 02-08-2004 11:17 PM
Install Netgear Wireless NIC MA311 on RedHat Enterprise Linux ES paranoia1980 Linux - Wireless Networking 2 07-23-2003 05:52 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration