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Old 02-21-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
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Newbit and Linksys WUSB54G


Hi everyone,
I have been trying to get a linksys WUSB54G USB network adapter to work with ndiswrapper and I am having some problems.... I have got ndiswrapper up and running, but when I try to install the drivers for the USB adapt. it keeps telling me that " Invalid drivers" I have gone to the ndiswrapper site and downloaded the drivers that they tell me to. They give you a link to the linksys website and you pick which product you have and download the corresponding driver. There are three drivers for my product and I have tried all three to no avail. I have even removed the previous drivers that were installed and then re installed a new one, but still nothing. I have no idea what to do now! Please someone help!
Charles
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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It just sounds like a problem with your syntax there charles. Can you post the exact commands you are typing to install ndiswrapper and the drivers?
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:11 PM   #3
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I have the drivers and nidswrapper on a CD so I use the following commands to install ndiswrapper as follows....(I am not going to write the whole versions for ndiswrapper etc because I use tab to self finish the typing it)

su -

cp /mnt/cdrom/nidswrapper... ~

cd /home/malespin
tar -zxvf nidswrapper...
cd home/malespin/ndiswrapper...
make install
ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/WUSB_ .exe
ndiswrapper -l

And this is where it tells me that Invalid drivers..... Is this what you were asking me to post? Up to that point everything is ok, I think right? I dont know what else to do, I mean I have the version 2.0 of the WUSB54G adapt.(I am pretty sure about that but not 100%) but even if I try all three of the different drivers on the linksys site no of them work.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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okay so there is your problem.
ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/WUSB_ .exe
You need to extract the contents of the .exe file which itself contains the .inf and .sys files you need to get that baby working. You can use winrar or winzip in windows to do this.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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Ok, got it unzipped... Do I need to enter both the .sys( I have two .sys files in the driver folder that was unzipped by the way.. Dont know which one to use) and the .inf files? Specifically, do I enter
ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/filename.sys
ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/filename.inf ?

Or could I just bring the whole folder over to linux and do
ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/foldername/*.sys
and let ndiswrapper pick which one?
Thanks in advance
Charles
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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Just installing the inf file is supposed to load the sys file too. Just try on the inf and then check if "ndiswrapper -l" gives drivers present, hardware present.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:24 PM   #7
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It says drivers present, but not hardware present....
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:28 PM   #8
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What does the command
lsusb
give you?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:34 PM   #9
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It gives me....

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13b1:00a
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000000
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:39 PM   #10
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Well there's only one entry there but I'm not sure its for your card. Do you have any other USB devices plugged in? If not then I guess it is your card! Anyway, make sure you have hotplug installed as well as anything else that USB devices require - not sure on this one, you'll have to check. It might even be worth unplugging and re-plugging it in. You've installed the drivers okay by the looks of it. I'm assuming ndiswrapper -l shows just the one driver entry?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:41 PM   #11
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Yes, ndiswrapper only shows one driver entry, and I dont have any other USB items plugged in.... Where do I get "hotplug" from and what is it?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:18 AM   #12
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K, I think I know what the hotplug stuff is... I found an old post that talked about it. But when I try and find it as root I cant see it in my /etc/rc folders. I have tried /etc/rc.* and all I get are rc.local, rc.sysinit, and rc0.d through rc6.d. no hotplug in my rc folders..... Or am I looking in the wrong place?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:17 AM   #13
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Yes and no, it sounds like you dont have it installed so use package management to install it. I cant see that you've said which distro you are using - I recommend filling out your details on the left there - but I'm guessing you use an RPM-based distro so this shouldn't be too hard.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:41 AM   #14
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I am using FC2(just updated my profile..) and I am really new with linux so if you dont mind could you tell me how to install using the package management. Thanks alot!
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:03 PM   #15
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Ive been doing a bit of googling about this and it would seem a fair few people have had problems with FC2 and your linksys adapter. It would seem to be a problem with hotplug, USB and earlier FC2 kernels. So if you can, download the latest FC2 kernel for FC2 from download.fedora.redhat.com. You could always consider FC3. Alternatively add the following lines to your /etc/modprobe.conf file and see if this helps...
alias usb-controller uhci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 ohci-hcd
Regards
Chris

Edit: Package manager in FC2 is under Apps>System Settings>Add/Remove Programs by the way. There are other ways of managing packages in fedora but this is best for the newbster.

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