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Old 02-12-2004, 09:03 AM   #1
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usb wireless adaptor

i just changed from windows to linux....or making the change actually...

i downloaded the 9.2 edition of Mandrake. However, i can't seem to get my Linksys USB Wireless Adaptor v3 (WUSB11) to work. I don't know where i would get drivers, or ever how i would install them....i've used mandrake 8 but i don't remember much from it.

I got drivers for the v2.6. I put them in /home/(user)/Documents/driver/ and tried running make, but when i do, i keep getting errors on compiling..

I am forced to use windows until i can get my linux side up on the net...


PS. I also posted this in hardware...but no one replied, so i figured i might have posted it in the wrong category.
Old 02-12-2004, 04:27 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:37 AM   #3
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The reason i had errors compiling was because i didn't have the source for the kernel. I got that...then compiling was no problem. but, i'm confused as where to go from there.......

Old 02-13-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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Start off loading the driver with "modprobe yourwirelessdriver" (as root) and then "dmesg". Dmesg should show the card being recognized. Then it's just a matter of assigning the various parameters to your card with "ifconfig" and "iwconfig" and it should work. Once all the parameters are correct you can put them in a script that will run at startup and automatically configure your card.

If you have problems, post back with info RE chipset, system configuration, etc.

Good Luck


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