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Ultimate Geek


# 82874 6-May-2011 22:48
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Hey,
I recently downloaded and installed the latest version of Ubuntu. I need to install some drivers for my wireless adapter to work. The adapter came with a CD which has files for Linux drivers BUT I have no idea how to install them and how to get my wireless adapter working...

BTW - The adapter is: ASUS USB-N13

So could anyone help a new, newbie with my problem? 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 466369 6-May-2011 23:44
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The quickest way for a newbie to get this working is to use ndiswrapper.

Open up the Ubuntu Software Center from the Menu.
Search for 'ndiswrapper'
Install 'Windows Wireless Drivers'
After the app has installed, start it from the menu then point it to the XP driver off your cd.
Load the driver.
Restart your computer.

The linux driver you spoke of on the CD will have a readme or install file, this will explain how to install the linux driver, but that of course depends on your current abilities on Linux. Go with the above method for ease.




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Uber Geek
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  # 466384 7-May-2011 07:19
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ndiswrapper might* work, but according to the ubuntu forums, there's a bit more to it than that and there's a newer driver linked on their too.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1611142

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1419504


read all the thread before doing anything tho.

 
 
 
 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 466409 7-May-2011 10:38
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OK i'll try the first, easier solution first.

The read me does have instruction but I am a newbie to linux and it seems like garble to me. 

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  # 466427 7-May-2011 11:45
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It might sound like garble, but if you can follow instructions and cut & paste, you'll learn something too :D


ndiswrapper will only get you wireless G not N *if* it works


Just remember shift+ctrl+v to paste into terminal!



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  # 466838 8-May-2011 18:07
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blakamin: It might sound like garble, but if you can follow instructions and cut & paste, you'll learn something too :D


ndiswrapper will only get you wireless G not N *if* it works


Just remember shift+ctrl+v to paste into terminal!


These are the instructions, could you explain they seem confusing...


1> $tar -xvzf DPB_RT3070_Linux_STA_x.x.x.x.tgz
go to "./DPB_RT3070_Linux_STA_x.x.x.x" directory.

2> In Makefile
set the "MODE = STA" in Makefile and chose the TARGET to Linux by set "TARGET = LINUX"
define the linux kernel source include file path LINUX_SRC
modify to meet your need.

3> In os/linux/config.mk
define the GCC and LD of the target machine
define the compiler flags CFLAGS
modify to meet your need.
** Build for being controlled by NetworkManager or wpa_supplicant wext functions
Please set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'.
=> #>cd wpa_supplicant-x.x
=> #>./wpa_supplicant -Dwext -ira0 -c wpa_supplicant.conf -d
** Build for being controlled by WpaSupplicant with Ralink Driver
Please set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=n'.
=> #>cd wpa_supplicant-0.5.7
=> #>./wpa_supplicant -Dralink -ira0 -c wpa_supplicant.conf -d

4> $make
# compile driver source code
# To fix "error: too few arguments to function ¡¥iwe_stream_add_event"
=> $patch -i os/linux/sta_ioctl.c.patch os/linux/sta_ioctl.c

5> $cp RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat

6> load driver, go to "os/linux/" directory.
#[kernel 2.4]
# $/sbin/insmod rt3070sta.o
# $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up

#[kernel 2.6]
# $/sbin/insmod rt3070sta.ko
# $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up

7> unload driver
$/sbin/ifconfig ra0 down
$/sbin/rmmod rt3070sta

 

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  # 467116 9-May-2011 13:55
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If you need that explained, you're probably not ready for the command line yet, did you try ndiswrapper?




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