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    Default linksys WUSB54G

    hello,

    i have a linksys WUSB54G and running opensuse11.0 x64 w/ kde 4.0 and i couldn't connect to the wireless network at home. i've tried to configure the adapter and had no luck.

    thanks for the help
    satria

    rig: e6320@3.01GHz, oczsoeurb 1g ddr2-800@860MHz, asus commando, xfx 7600gt fatal1ty, wd3200ks

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    bump

    please help
    satria

    rig: e6320@3.01GHz, oczsoeurb 1g ddr2-800@860MHz, asus commando, xfx 7600gt fatal1ty, wd3200ks

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    you most likely need to use Ndiswrapper, instructions here:

    Ndiswrapper - openSUSE

    Unfortunately, the instructions weren't accurate when it came to configuring through YAST, so I am not yet able to get my wireless card up. I've asked for help here:

    Wireless Setup issues with Ndiswrapper - openSUSE Forums


    On the other hand, I've easily gotten my WUSB54G up and running using Mandriva, it comes with ndiswrapper preinstalled, and invokes it seamlessly through its built in network manager when configuring connections.
    Why OpenSUSE can't be that easy, I don't know.

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    RandomOSUser wrote:
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    > On the other hand, I've easily gotten my WUSB54G up and running using
    > Mandriva, it comes with ndiswrapper preinstalled, and invokes it
    > seamlessly through its built in network manager when configuring
    > connections.
    > Why OpenSUSE can't be that easy, I don't know.


    The reason is that openSUSE does not deal with closed-source software unless you
    specifically ask for it, particularly software that taints the kernel.

    Larry

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    The reason is that openSUSE does not deal with closed-source software unless you
    specifically ask for it, particularly software that taints the kernel.

    Larry
    Understood, any suggestions for my problem?

    Wireless Setup issues with Ndiswrapper - openSUSE Forums

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    RandomOSUser wrote:
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    > Understood, any suggestions for my problem?
    >
    > 'Wireless Setup issues with Ndiswrapper - openSUSE Forums'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/5cwnq4)


    You need to enter your driver into ndiswrapper (the command-line tool) and
    modprobe ndiswrapper (the kernel module) before the wireless device will show up
    for YaST.

    Larry

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    RandomOSUser wrote:
    >
    > Understood, any suggestions for my problem?
    >
    > 'Wireless Setup issues with Ndiswrapper - openSUSE Forums'
    > (Wireless Setup issues with Ndiswrapper - openSUSE Forums)


    You need to enter your driver into ndiswrapper (the command-line tool) and
    modprobe ndiswrapper (the kernel module) before the wireless device will show up
    for YaST.

    Larry
    I've done all of that, it detects and ndiswrapper shows all is well with the inf driver, Yast doesn't seem to be working right, or I've done something wrong with ndiswrapper. I'll give some more details when I'm at the computer.

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    I got mine working, here's a quick guide I wrote:

    Simple setup of the WUSB54G in Opensuse 11:

    For these instructions, be sure to log into your system as root. I am using the x64 OS with the GNOME desktop. My WUSB54G is version 4.

    STEP 1: Get the Windows Drivers

    If you are using the 32-bit OS, get the Windows XP driver package from Linksys:
    Linksys.com - Support/Technical Support/Choose a Product/Network Adapters/Wireless Adapters/WUSB54G/Downloads

    If you are using the 64-bit OS, you need the 64-bit driver available here: http://home.no.net/jarlechi/WUSB54GPx64.zip


    STEP 2 (Optional/Unnecessary?) - Blacklist the usb device

    Navigate to \etc\modprobe.d and open blacklist
    add the line:

    blacklist rt2500usb


    STEP 3: Install NDISWrapper

    Computer > YaST > Software Management > type “ndiswrapper” into the filter, select ndiswrapper and ndiswrapper-kmp-default and install the packages from your Opensuse DVD.


    STEP 4: Use Windows Drivers via ndiswrapper

    Extract the windows drivers, open the terminal (Computer > More Applications > Terminal)

    Change directory to where you extracted the windows drivers.

    Type in the console:
    ndiswrapper -i rt2500usb.inf
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    rcnetwork restart

    STEP 5: Configure Network Settings

    Computer > YaST > Network Settings

    Select “Wireless-G USB Network Adapter” and click Edit.
    Under the hardware tab, type “ndiswrapper” in the Module Name box. Hit Next.
    Wireless Network Card Configuration pops up, type in the network name and the corresponding network settings. Click Next, then click Finish.

    Reboot the computer. Your wireless connection should work now.
    Notes: Supposedly the 64 bit driver only works with a WUSB54G version 4.0 network device. I am a complete newbie to Linux and the ndiswrapper and wireless guides and how-tos were confusing and incorrect for me. Hopefully this helps someone out.

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    thanks for the help randomuser, where can i get the ndiswrapper from?

    thanks
    satria

    rig: e6320@3.01GHz, oczsoeurb 1g ddr2-800@860MHz, asus commando, xfx 7600gt fatal1ty, wd3200ks

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    Default Re: linksys WUSB54G

    ndiswrapper is on the install dvd or in the repo's

    Andy

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