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    Hello All!

    I'm trying to set up the above listed WLAN USB card, with little success. I just installed openSUSE 11.0 and am unsure on how to set this up. I downloaded the Linux driver for the RT73 chipset, and that's where I'm stuck! I don't know how to install this driver into Linux.

    Thanks,

    Barry

    P4 HT, 512 MB RAM, 75 GB HDD, openSUSE 11.0 RC.

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    Default Re: Linksys WUSB54GC Setup Help!

    It's generally not easy to do and I'm sure most will agree. It will probably be that you will get recommended to use a board based card and by the sound of your spec you may have a pci slot avail. A google search specific to your question may reveal how to compile the driver, but I suspect it will be fraught with problems. Sorry I can't be any more +. Maybe someone else can be?
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    No, every piece of info I can get is helpful, thank you for taking the time to post! The reason that I went with this USB device is that I read on a thread on the previous suse linux forum that there weren't any problems using this WLAN on any other opensuse release before 11.0 by the way:

    #lsusb
    BUS 001 Device 004: ID 13b1:0020 Linksys WUSB54GC 802.11g Adapter [ralink rt73]

    The driver that I downloaded is here I got the third one down "RT2501USB" driver, I just don't know what to do with it next!

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    not sure what others might think of using ndiswrapper but it could be done for sure. did the usb device come with an installer cd for windows with drivers on it? you could use ndiswrapper to use those drivers under linux. others may have better suggestions though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryhenry76 View Post
    No, every piece of info I can get is helpful, thank you for taking the time to post! The reason that I went with this USB device is that I read on a thread on the previous suse linux forum that there weren't any problems using this WLAN on any other opensuse release before 11.0 by the way:

    #lsusb
    BUS 001 Device 004: ID 13b1:0020 Linksys WUSB54GC 802.11g Adapter [ralink rt73]

    The driver that I downloaded is here I got the third one down "RT2501USB" driver, I just don't know what to do with it next!
    You have to extract the archive. There may be instruction within or is the Doc info on the link you gave any use?
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    Default Re: Linksys WUSB54GC Setup Help!

    A quick scan of our archives revealed this Link maybe it will help

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    ok... I followed the instructions and everything seemed well! I decided to restart the computer, and after the restart I can't get onto any wireless networks! Did I maybe need to do something special to enable the WLAN device on boot? That's what I have it set for in yast. Maybe I need to use a different manager, other that Knetwork manager. Any input is appreciated!

    HP Pavillion DV7-1273cl, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel Core2Duo 2.2Ghz, Intel Pro Wireless N, 512MB GeForce 9700, 64bit Linux Mint 8 and 64bit openSuSE 11.2

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    not out just yet for suse 11 but should be soon is wifi-radar, that's really good

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    OK...Maybe I should uninstall 11.0 & install 10.3, if nothing else, just because it's "perfected." That will be my project for the day and I'll post again with a status update on whether or not the install for the WLAN USB worked or not! Thanks so much for the heads up about Wifi-radar, I used to have that on my laptop and completely forgot about it! However, how would I go about making Wifi-radar start at boot of the computer? Do I need to write a script for it? If so, how does one go about that?

    HP Pavillion DV7-1273cl, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel Core2Duo 2.2Ghz, Intel Pro Wireless N, 512MB GeForce 9700, 64bit Linux Mint 8 and 64bit openSuSE 11.2

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    simple way of getting it to start at boot up was to put the short cut to it in your autostart folder (by default /home/username/.Autostart

    this will run it at boot, but first it will ask for your root pasword, enter it and wifi-radar will be up. hope this helps.

    there may be a way to get it to run without having to enter root password each time, but i don't know. you may find network manager works fine for you in 10.3, who knows.

    anyway, post back with results,

    Ross.

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