View Full Version : [ubuntu] Linksys wireless help

May 16th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Ubuntu reads my WMP54GX4 Linksys Wireless G PCI Adapter with SPX 4000 has Airgo network Inc Agn300 802.11 a/b/g true MIMO wireless card. I did the test hardware thing off of Ubuntu on my other drive. I'm not sure how to confirm it to work or to set it up because in connection it doesn't show wireless network. I'm new to Ubuntu and would like some help if possible. Thanks if someone can help.

May 16th, 2008, 02:58 AM
open a terminal, enter the following command:

lshw -C network
and paste the results here

also post the results of:


May 16th, 2008, 05:10 AM
lshw -c network

Hardware Lister (lshw) - B.02.12.01
usage: lshw [-format] [-options ...]
lshw -version

-version print program version (B.02.12.01)
format can be
-html output hardware tree as HTML
-xml output hardware tree as XML
-short output hardware paths
-businfo output bus information

options can be
-class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
-C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
-disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-enable TEST enable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-quiet don't display status
-sanitize sanitize output (remove sensitive information like serial numbers, etc.)


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:76:0e:dc:8f
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:4294 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4294 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:214700 (209.6 KB) TX bytes:214700 (209.6 KB)

Hardware testing still shows this

Detecting your network controller(s):

Airgo Networks Inc AGN300 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card (rev 01)

Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (CNR) Ethernet Controller (rev 82)

May 16th, 2008, 05:54 AM

May 16th, 2008, 06:44 AM
the code needs to have and upper case C, not a lower case c. please repost the following:

lshw -C network

this is not fixing anything, it's just getting information about your adapter.

May 16th, 2008, 07:03 AM
ok, Ill fix that

May 16th, 2008, 07:18 AM
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network:0 UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AGN300 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card
vendor: Airgo Networks Inc
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=255 mingnt=24
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82801DB PRO/100 VE (CNR) Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 82
serial: 00:0c:76:0e:dc:8f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k4-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=32 maxlatency=56

May 16th, 2008, 07:29 AM
try this: http://welcometoubuntu.blogspot.com/2007/10/howto-get-airgo-based-wifi-enabled.html

it's the only one i found that claims to work.

May 16th, 2008, 07:43 AM
Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow and post back how it works. Thanks again for the help.

December 21st, 2008, 08:23 AM
I have the WPC54GX4 pcmcia wifi card for my old dell i2500 laptop and the way that I got it working was to download the windoze driver from linksys (WPC54GX4-v1.00.09- and using ndiswrapper installing the driver. Unzip the file in a dir of your choice and then sudo the following

ndiswrapper -i tmimo3P.inf
modprobe ndiswrapper
depmod -a
iwconfig wlan0 essid *your essid or any for any open network*
iwlist wlan0 scan

I put the last 3 lines in my rc.local file above the exit 0 line for starting the wireless at boot and also modified my /etc/modules file to include ndiswrapper.

I hope this helps you and anybody else that might have the same card.