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August 12th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Has anyone installed a Linksys WMP54GS-RM with Jaunty and gotten it to work? I am considering purchasing the card but can't determine the maker of the chipset to check it against matrices available through this forum.

Any input is greatly appreciated!

August 12th, 2009, 02:02 PM
It should be a Broadcom or RaLink chipset. Either way it should work OOB Perfect.

Reference site: http://linux-wless.passys.nl

edit: no wai! I have the exact same card in a Windows machine owned by a friend: WMP54GS-UK (The UK is just the Locale Suffix).
will edit this post in 30 seconds with card information.

edit: Okie doke. I think you will need to ensure that you are already connected to the internet first via ethernet.

I got the following:

lspci: 02:08.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

lshw: *-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb

System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers
-> Broadcom B43 wireless driver
-> Activate

It seemed to go fine, but then I got an error through dmesg asking me to get the latest firmware from http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware

Upon reviewing that page:

in latest versions of Ubuntu (all flavors) and Debian just need to install the b43-fwcutter package:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
when you are asked "Fetch and install firmware?" answer "Yes" (just press "Enter)

So make sure that you are connected first before you try to install. :)


August 12th, 2009, 02:17 PM
That is the news I was hoping for! Thanks Iain!

August 12th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Great information- I appreciate it!

I will order the card and give it a shot. I will post the results...

August 22nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
Just as a follow up to close the topic- got the card and installed it with no problems. Worked right out of the box- Ubuntu found it and installed the driver on its own.

Thanks again for the input Iain- it was spot on!