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Old 08-10-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
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Ubuntu + WUSB54GC?


I saw linuxquestions. org/questions/showthread.php?t=435848&highlight=WUSB54GC (remove space before org), and didn't find anything particularly useful on it (could be that I'm a total newb to linux [haven't even installed it yet, waiting until I can get this working before I dual boot]), so I figured I'd ask again..with a bit more luck. Is there ANY way to get the Linksys WUSB54GC USB wireless adapter working with the latest version of Ubuntu?


Any help would be appreciated : )


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Old 08-10-2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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Depends on chipset - see this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...29%7C%28AND%29 , if its the rt2500 chipset should work ok. Otherwise ndiswrapper - check lsusb and check against list http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#L , then this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper
 
Old 08-10-2006, 11:55 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, but I just don't understand that. How do I check the chipset with that site? Is there a way to actually test to see if the USB adapter is working in Ubuntu (a menu of some sort)?

And, not sure it it matters, but I'm using the downloadable and burned CD, AMD 64 version. Also, I'm trying to connect to a WRT54G (Linksys, yet again).

Thanks,

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:03 AM   #4
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Ok this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...lessNetworking and if your very very lucky your device will appear. Otherwise in console type lsusb and find your device/chipset and post result.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:23 AM   #5
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Didn't show up there, so I opened up the terminal (which looked alot like notepad : P), and typed
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lsusb
. Upon that, I got the response (only wrote down the one that seemed to apply):
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Bus 002 Device 003: ID 13bl:0020 Linksys
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:48 AM   #6
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Should have said this before but lsusb -v may give us more info. Still, the usbid isn't mentioned on ndiswrapper list but it may be worth using the windows driver with your card anyway.
Also plug in device and check dmesg, from what I can see you may have ralink chipset rt73 so any reference to that will confirm that. If this is the case then https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...cs%2FDriver%29 is the best I can find - a bit involved :-( and as I said, ndiswrapper might work.

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Old 08-11-2006, 01:10 AM   #7
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Okay, so I'm looking for what exactly?
 
Old 08-11-2006, 01:16 AM   #8
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See edited post above - looking for anything to identify chipset.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:28 AM   #9
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Didn't see anything about chipset, chip, or set.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 04:57 AM   #10
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As far as i can see that device does indeed use rt73 chipset and perhaps you may have to compile your own using the earlier link to the ubuntu forum ralink rt73, since you are using 64 bit version . Another possibility is downloading the ralink driver for 64 bit xp, extracting the files and using ndiswrapper. Here http://www.ralinktech.com/supp-1.htm under this heading on the table RT2571W/RT2671 + RT2500USB Win9x/2K/XP/x64
 
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As far as i can see that device does indeed use rt73 chipset and perhaps you may have to compile your own using the earlier link to the ubuntu forum ralink rt73, since you are using 64 bit version . Another possibility is downloading the ralink driver for 64 bit xp, extracting the files and using ndiswrapper. Here http://www.ralinktech.com/supp-1.htm under this heading on the table RT2571W/RT2671 + RT2500USB Win9x/2K/XP/x64
Downloading that right now.....This will work even if I don't have ubuntu installed first, no? And i'll be dual booting.

EDIT: I don't want to screw up my adapter, it what I'm saying. I haven't run the program because I'm not 100% it'll keep my adapter in-tact for my WinXP. Can anyone confirm this before I run the program?

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Old 08-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #12
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Edited my post above.
 
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Sorry for the triple post, but I'd really like to get this working.
 
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If you set a restore point before running the installer you can then copy required files to disc then restore your system. That's probably overkill but makes sure your xp ain't too confused. Uninstalling the driver may work just as well but better to be safe than sorry with windoze, eh?
As for installing ubuntu, as long as you have those new 64bit drivers either saved to disk or on your xp partition you should be good to go - once ubuntu installed you put the disc back in drive open up the package manager and search for ndiswrapper-utils and install.
 
  


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