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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:42 am 
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I have a spare computer in the kids room I want for a internet machine only.

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu on it, but can't figure out how to connect to the wireless network I have.

What do I need to do to get online with this?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:09 am 
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Drivers for your wireless card.

What I do is connect the computer to a wired connection, install the ndiswrapper program and use it to instal the windows driver for use on Linux.

This is of course is dependent on which wireless card you are using. Some are automatically Linux compatible but it seems yours is not.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:15 am 
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Anyone got a suggestion on a decent wireless card that is Linux compatible?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:18 am 
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Do you not have a wireless device currently on the machine?

This should get you started on using ndiswrapper on that machine.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... diswrapper


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furball146 wrote:
Do you not have a wireless device currently on the machine?

This should get you started on using ndiswrapper on that machine.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... diswrapper


Although ndiswrapper "works", I'd rather go with a wifi card that is supported out of the box by an in-kernel driver.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:13 pm 
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smartcat99s wrote:
furball146 wrote:
Do you not have a wireless device currently on the machine?

This should get you started on using ndiswrapper on that machine.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... diswrapper


Although ndiswrapper "works", I'd rather go with a wifi card that is supported out of the box by an in-kernel driver.


I think I'm the same way. Just saves time down the road for myself. Anyone know for sure which adapters would work out of the box?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:07 pm 
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I found Linux drivers on their website, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to install them. Anyone able to give me some step by step instructions?

The link to the driver package is:

http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/WL-138g-v2/138gV2_Linux.zip


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Where are you stuck at? The readme in the doc folder seems pretty straight forward.

Sort of uncertain where you'd get the iee80211_crypto kernel module in Ubuntu though.


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The entire Readme is WAY beyond me. I have extremely little experience with Linux and nothing in there is making sense to me for some reason.


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Specifically what doesn't make sense. Do you not know how to use the terminal and change directories or something else?

I'm not trying to be a smartass, but saying it's "WAY beyond me" and "nothing makes sense" are pretty broad statements

Looking through it, I'd probably pop open synaptic and make sure you load GCC and the Kernel Sources (I'm not certain if the sources are required or not, so this is something just to be on the safe side)

With those installed, I have doubts you'll need to do anything with setting variables like that doc says.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Perhaps if you tell us the model of wireless card you have, we can give you a step by step.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Asus WL-138G V2

And no, I no absolutely nothing about Linux.


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Perhaps if you tell us the model of wireless card you have, we can give you a step by step.


The docs from the download he provided states it's a broadcom chip.

I'm seeing lots of docs for previous versions, but nothing specific for jaunty though, so I fear just posting a link isn't enough here to deal with any version specific differences that may occur.


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Where I was going with this is giving him a step by step using Windows Wireless drivers option. I "think" my Netgear is a broadcom chip and if we know what he has, I think we can point him to the windows driver ini file and talk him through activating it.
Kinda like this.
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/internet/C ... apper.html

Better yet. This pictured tutorial
http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/46385/


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RW wrote:
Asus WL-138G V2

And no, I no absolutely nothing about Linux.


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... 43xx/Gutsy ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:12 pm 
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RW wrote:
Asus WL-138G V2

And no, I no absolutely nothing about Linux.


http://penkin.wordpress.com/2008/03/28/ ... -wireless/


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