Built in driver works flawlessly with the 2. The firmware used to be in linux-firmware-nonfree, but it had been removed the last time I looked. Many, many thanks Dave for the hard work. You’ll need to figure out what chipset your adapter has, and then find out how to install that firmware on your linux installation. I got my Linksys wireless adapter working on Ubuntu and LinuxMint using the native Linux drivers without resorting to ndiswrapper. Just plug in, choose wireless network in networking, and it works in Ubuntu 9.

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Using the Linksys WPC54G (v2) and WPA with Ubuntu Gutsy

I found that the mixed case problem applied to tnetx as well as tnet, so I applied the same process: This card worked on my laptop when I still had Windows XP installed. Email Required, but never shown. Many, many thanks Dave for the hard work.

Your card has a Broadcom chip, which the b43 driver runs just fine. After rebooting, I selected the network icon in the upper panel by right clicking.

I click on the wireless indicator in the top right corner and choose “Connect to a Hidden Network”. Thank you very much.


So if someone would please elaborate on what I need to do, I’d appreciate the help. Note that this document is outdated and no longer describes my current setup. We’ve tested some cool tools for IT Admins. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

Email requiredwill not be published. After installing the card, I had to enable “Broadcom STA wireless driver” in the hardware drivers manager. Can be setup easily under Intrepid 8. Note This page is probably outdated since it describes a setup that was done some time ago. I have successfully installed my wpc54gs with speedbooster using version 1. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the w;c54g is subject to these policies.

Type sudo ndiswrapper -m 10 Set ndiswrapper to load automatically. This is the fourth time I’ve reinstalled Lubuntu. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. The wireless card is recognized. Now the wireless interface wlan0 should be available.

You can check this with iwconfig from the wireless-tools package. Even easier, but mutually exclusive to my May 5 post: You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Then I noticed that I was having some instability, especially after I upgraded to the latest versions kinux the Linux kernel, and as I tried different things to find a fix, I came to the conclusion that ndiswrapper was the culprit.


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Wow, fast work Dave! Many Linksys adapters come in multiple lijksys, and different versions tend to use different chipsets internally, so instructions for getting one version to work may not work for a different version. I’m just not sure what else I can try. Ran apt-get update and card was found. For those already running ndiswrapper, before rebooting, you need to deactivate ndiswrapper as root with: These days, I think the bfwcutter package will do the fw install, formerly the linux-firmware-nonfree contained the firmware.

They suggested installing the ndiswrapper packages and then the drivers. Click here for our reviews! July 14th, 9. The Official Ubuntu Book 6th Edition.