Ok... here we go.
This is very easy.
1. First, you need the driver for the card. Go here and download the zip file. You need find out if your card is a B1 or A. Mine is a B1.
Download driver file, unzip to desired location. Inside the new folder, you will have "Drivers" and "Utility" folders. In the drivers folder, you will have all the Winders OSs.
2. Install ndiswrapper and the gui if you want to.
3. With that installed we now need to install the driver. I used the Windows 2000 driver.
apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils ndisgtk
The GUI install still does not work, however it is nice to view the installed driver.
ndiswrapper -i /path/to/drivers/Windows\ 2000/Mrv8000c.INF
Now check to see it is installed.
You sould see something like...
4. Ok, all is well. You have installed the drivers, now we need to setup the device.
Installed ndis drivers:
mrv8000c driver present, hardware present
Add this below the
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
# The primary network interface
Save and close file.
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
5. Go to System --> Administration --> Networking
Go into the properties of you new wireless device and properly configure it for you wireless network, adding the ESSID and whatever else. Click OK.
6. Activate the device. You should still have the Network Settings box up. Highlight the Wireless Conection and click the button "Activate". Click OK.
7. You should be good to go now. I restarted my networking again after unplugging the wired connection just to make sure everything was nice and clean.
You may not have to...
Now change your nice little networking icon, usually beside your clock, to wlan0 and you will see the signal bar graph.
BAM! Done. Enjoy you new wireless card.
As indicated in other posts on this one, be sure to install ndiswrapper1.8 as this will solve several issues. Be sure to read the other posts on this subject. They are most helpful.