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    Thumbs down getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    I am a total noob at linux so please bear with me. I just installed ubuntu. Have no access to my wireless at all. I did find a thread to get it running. this what i was told to do

    Download the drivers:
    http://www.atvnation.com/WUSB300N.tar
    Extract them to /opt/ndis/:
    # mkdir /opt/ndis
    # tar xvf WUSB300N.tar C
    /opt/ndis/
    # cd /opt/ndis/Drivers
    Install the Driver using NDISWrapper
    # sudo ndiswrapper i
    netmw245.inf
    installing netmw245 ...
    # sudo ndiswrapper l
    netmw245 : driver installed
    # sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    ... go ahead and plug in the adapter ...
    # sudo dmesg | grep ndis
    "[ 9273.652000] ndiswrapper version 1.38 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
    [ 9273.712000] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 9340.364000] ndiswrapper: driver netmw245 (Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.,12/07/2006,1.0.5.1) loaded"
    You should now be able to go to your Network Applet Icon and see wireless network in the list.
    ... or the command iwconfig should return an entry for wlan0, mine looks like this:
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11FH ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not Associated
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Sensitivity=200
    dBm
    RTS thr=2346 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    If you have an unprotected wireless hub, then issue this command to connect:
    # sudo dhcpclient wlan0

    First prob was that I am unable to create the dir in the OPT dir that is is saying to do I am given that I have no permission to do this. when i try to extract the files somewhere else i have errors telling me that i still cant do this. I am a long time windows user and web designer. i am trying to get into linux because i am growing to dislike windows and want more control over things if you need more info let me know again i have no idea of what i am doing here. only on page 75 of the linux bible
    also tred to use the help files in Linux the part where it said to click on system-hardware i do not have this option

    Also tried to install ndisgtk but the program i do not have this file to install and do not know how to install something that i don't have
    Last edited by Bisochim; July 28th, 2008 at 08:32 PM. Reason: mopre info

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    alright, those instructions are just fine for someone who understands them. I don't, but here's a good way to get the WUSB adapter working, if you understand that way but you have trouble with it, you could try posting in that thread.
    Hope you get your internet!

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Community!

    You don't need to put that tar file in /opt/ndis. Just put that WUSB300N.tar file in your home directory somewhere, say in Public. Then at the command line, navigate to your public folder and untar the file:
    Code:
    cd ~/Public
    tar xvf WUSB300N.tar
    Un-tarring that file will create a "Drivers" directory in the Public folder with your Windows drivers. You need to make sure you have both the ndiswrapper-common and the ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 installed to use ndiswrapper:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    After that, just install the Windows driver:
    Code:
    cd ~/Public/Drivers
    sudo ndiswrapper -i netmw245.inf
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    After that, open up your network manager and see if you can find any networks, and try connecting to them. Let me know if you have any problems with the directions above.

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    The guide is very usefull, but when I reboot my computer the wireless connection is gone. I must enter this commands everytime
    # sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

    Do you have a solution for my problem.

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    Quote Originally Posted by nakah1 View Post
    The guide is very usefull, but when I reboot my computer the wireless connection is gone. I must enter this commands everytime
    # sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

    Do you have a solution for my problem.
    Sure, just do the following command and I think it will fix your problem:
    Code:
    sudo bash -c "echo ndiswrapper >> /etc/modules"
    Let me know how it goes or if you still have problems.

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    Hey, there! You might want to try this...

    Using the Driver CD that came with the device and with ndiswrapper.

    - Make sure that you have the "Windows Wireless Drivers" for NDISWRAPPER installed on your system.

    If not, you can install them via menu bar...
    Click Applications - Add/Remove.
    On the search bar, type "Windows Wireless" (without the quotes).
    Select it then "Apply Changes"

    - With that one sorted out...
    Go to System - Administration - Windows Wireless Drivers.
    Enter your root password.
    Click "Install New Driver"
    Browse for the "netmw245.inf" on the Driver CD that came with your device
    Click "Install" then "Close"

    - You should now be able to see a wireless device on the network icon at the right side of your Applications Menu.

    - Configure your wireless device and that's it!!!

    NOTE: If by chance the wireless is not listed on your networks, try restarting your machine.

    I hope this helps!
    I have the same device and mine is working perfect!

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    I just want to second what ALainONE said. I did exactly the same as he suggested and it works perfectly. Using the gui makes life a lot simpler than playing with ndiswrapper and modprobe.

    However, I tried last night using the .tar downloaded from atvnation. That one didn't work, so possibly the driver has been revised and newer cards need the new version.

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    Thank you ALainONE, that was way to easy.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    I have the exact same card... however, it would not act like it was there, even though the GUI windows wrapper said it was there... Turns out, there was a newer version of the driver.. found it on my windows installer cd.. works fine now.... its called netmw246.inf and its under the xp folder on the install cd... just added that one and it works fine...
    Windows OS: $100-$300, Ubuntu: $0.00
    Windows OS: Closed Source and private, Ubuntu: Community Developed
    now why is windows still around?

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    Re: getting Linksys WUSB300N to work

    I would like to get my wusb300n working, but am new to Ubuntu.

    I don't understand how to install, or modify the files mentioned.

    I have downloaded ndiswrapper, and wusb300n.tar.

    Would I use "terminal" or someplace else?

    Is there an "out of the box" adapter that may save a lot of headahces?

    Thanks for any response.

    Dave

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