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Derick
Ok, so im reletively new to linux, i mostley used knoppix but i installed ubuntu onto my computer and i cant figure out how to use the windows drivers for my Linksys WMP54GS with Speedbooster using Ndiswrapper.. I cant get ndiswrapper to install i know i need to use the terminal and change the directory to where ndiswrapper is located (Right?) and use Make install... i think... but i cant figure it out. If someone could please help me with this it would be much appriciated!!
michaelk
If you can connect via wire then I suggest installing using the repositories.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-ndiswra...pplicant-howto/
Derick
QUOTE (michaelk @ May 28 2009, 09:31 PM) *
If you can connect via wire then I suggest installing using the repositories.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-ndiswra...pplicant-howto/


Oh, im sorry, its a wireless card im using. Ive searched it on the net and there is no known driver for Linux for my card, but using ndis wrapper i guess you can use the windows drivers however i cant figure out how to compile and run ndis wrapper :S lol Im really new to linux

Oh and also, ndiswrapper is located : /home/owner/desktop/1
Derick
UPDATE!!!!

Ok, so i got ndiswrapper installed and the drivers for the wireless card but for some reason it wont pick up my wireless network (Or the neighbors for the matter) So im getting stumped! I used the drivers from the installation disk that came with my wireless card. It came with two diffrent sets (Dont know why dont ask) And ive tried both of them and still nothing. Any ideas??
michaelk
The iwlist and iwconfig are useful commands to see if your wireless adapter is working.
Derick
Ok, i used iwconfig, and it doesnt pick up my wireless network, under wlan0 it shows essid="" where as ity should show essid="Motorola" Wich is the name of my network :S Im stumped. It should work seeing as the drivers i used are the correct ones for my network card. any other ideas?
michaelk
Have you tried
iwconfig wlan0 essid Motorola

Are you using wireless encryption?
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