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Old 10-04-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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I just switched over the MLinux from the 3cd download they host, and I need to install a linksys wireless modem, I have the CD and it finds it but when I run setup it asks me what to open it with, I've never used anything but windows before so I have no clue what to do.

Do I need to download an install wizard or something to use everytime I need to install something, like window's has it's own or is there one on there already?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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Tell me if this is what you did: Inserted the driver CD (for the wireless modem), and ran setup.exe. This is the corrent thing to do when running Windows, but *.exe files are incompatible with Linux. You can try searching Google* for ("linksys [your wireless modem]" rpm), without the parentheses and brackets, but with the quotes. This should hopefully turn up an *.rpm file, which is essentially the equivalent of a setup.exe file. You may also search this page for "linksys [your wireless modem]" (again, with quotes, without brackets) for an *.rpm file.

*This is a link to a very useful version of Google that only searches Linux pages.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 03:45 PM   #3
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Yea, that's what I did.

So everytime you want to install something you need to find the .rpm for it?

http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=36&prid=578 That's the adapter I have.

I can't find any .rpm installs for it, is there any other way I can get it running?

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Old 10-05-2004, 07:46 PM   #4
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Whenever you want to install something, unless you want to re-compile it (recreate the program from the original code, using your computer), you'll need an *.rpm.

The following looks like it could possibly work: DriverLoader. Follow the instructions for downloading and installing the rpm file. If you have a problem, check the FAQ.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:36 PM   #5
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I asked someone else at totse, and they said to get ndswrapper and install it using that.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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Hi y00b,

I have used ndiswrapper for my card and it works beautifully. I have some good news for you. See

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/List

and you'll see you linksys kit there. Download the driver using the link there (dont use any other) and then downalod ndiswrapper from

ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

and follow the instructions there. The biggest hurdle I faced (I am also a newbie in this) is making sure the source files are installed. Use rpmdrake to install the kernel-source if it isnt already installed before you do anything else. Post back with results.
Cheers
Chris
 
  


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