View Full Version : [ubuntu] Linksys Wireless Card Compatibility

March 10th, 2012, 08:03 PM
I installed Ubuntu a couple days ago on an old laptop that I recently repaired. The laptop does not have an internal wireless card, I am using a Linksys WPC54G (ver 1). I used ndiswrapper to import the driver and the hardware is recognized. However, when I try to configure the network, no wireless networks appear.

The ndiswrapper wiki (link below) says that some issues can be fixed by adding "acpi=noirq" to the kernel parameters. I have no idea how to do this though. Any help would be appreciated.


p.s. The wireless card does function, I tested it on another laptop that runs XP.

March 10th, 2012, 08:23 PM
gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
then add acpi=noirq on it's own line at the bottom of the list. Close and save.
Then do

sudo update-grub

March 11th, 2012, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the response, Wolfen. Between your help and the installation doc in the link below, I finally got it to work.