linux, wireless, and noob...

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I just installed linux, Im very determinded to learn the interface as I like it 10x better than windows crap. Im curious how to get my linksys wpc54gx wirless card working. Or If i have to get a new one where can I get a good one that supports MIMO. I downloaded and installed Kwifimanager. Also im running ubuntu 5.10. Any help is appreciated im really looking forward to learning linux.
     
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    Is that a broadcom chipset? If so I'm not sure you'll get it working

    Open a terminal window and type
    ifconfig [enter]
    and iwconfig

    is your card shown?
     
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    Don't know what chipset the linksys card is using but chances are it's using a broadcom one.

    You can tell either by doing

    Code:
    lspci -v | more
    from the command line and finding your wireless card, or looking at the driver itself (if it looks like bcmwXXX.inf it's a broadcom).

    If that's the case the only way to get the card to work is by going and using ndiswrapper to install the card.

    Get the wirelessutils, and ndiswrapper packages using synaptic. Just make sure you have all the repositories in. If you don't have synaptic use whatever package managing tool kde has to install it.

    Once they are installed you have to go command line and do this
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -i /wherever/driver/is/bcmwlxxx.inf
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    Your wireless card should be working. All that's left is making it work everytime.

    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -m
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 17cb:0001 (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Linksys: Unknown device 0037
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
    Memory at 20880000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128K]
    Memory at 20800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>


    I found it but how do I know where the driver is located? or if its broadcom?
     

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