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Linksys Wifi Card with Ubuntu


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#1 IhateAV2009

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:04 PM

I got a free CD of Ubuntu and i have a linksys WPC54G version 2 Wifi card. Is there any way to make the two compatible?
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:14 PM

After a quick google search it would appear there are no native Linux drivers for this device, you can however use NDISwrapper, if you can stomach binary blob drivers that is.

I have never used NDISwrapper, but judging from ndiswrapper(8) and the links below it's pretty easy to setup.
Download the Windows drivers, locate the .inf and .sys file, and use:
# ndiswrapper -m -i <inffile.inf> -e <driver.sys>

And remember, google knows all:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&cli...amp;btnG=Search

Some of the more useful results regarding NDISwrapper:
http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/me...message.id=2987
http://www.attackthesun.com/blog/2006/09/0...pc54g-wireless/
http://www.usenet-forums.com/linux-network...-nic-linux.html

[...ect...]

Edited by Carpetsmoker, 01 April 2009 - 06:15 PM.

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:33 PM

There's also a slick graphical frontend called NDISGTK for those squeamish at the command line.




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