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I got an old dell celeron computer that windows had crashed on, go figure, and reformatted the hard drive. I put mandrake linux 10.1 on it and tried to setup a wireles network. I went through countless wikkis and what not until I gave up and installed windows XP. Yes, that does feel dirty. I hated windows so much all over again that I decided to take another crack at it, more instructions, more attempts, less results.

 

I installed ndiswrapper with an RPM and tried to install the rt2500.inf driver for my WUSB54G linksys adapter. When I did

# ndiswrapper -l

it said hardware NOT found

 

Same as last time, I was pissed. So I re-installed Mandrake 10.1 and started this thread.

Can someone please give me instructions, like exactly what I have to type in Konsole to get my WUSB54G working. I have the drivers from my cd (.inf along with the .cat and .sys) I think the problem was with the link to the the kernel headers or something.

 

I am very new to linux.

 

:help::help::help::help: Thanks

 

EDIT~

I have all the network WEP information and what not and...

I decided that I'd gladly give 5 dollars, via paypal or money order, to whoever gives me instructions that will make it work.

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If native drivers doesn't work out for you, you'll probably want to uninstall the version of ndiswrapper that you have and replace it with the latest version. Check the ndiswrapper thread in tips and tricks to see if that helps.

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i need rt2500usb, otherwise i would use the native drivers, sorry if i forgot to mention to that. I have checked the ndiswrapper threads, i basically need to know about the link to the kernel headers, or more generally speaking, how to install ndiswrapper. i can handle everything from there on. i'll search some more but i doubt i'll find something

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Ouch, a USB wireless LAN! I think you'll have a lot of problems trying to get that to work. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's not far off. Many people tend to stay clear of these and buy a proper card that's installed within the PC instead.

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Before moving everything around, my little media center machine was attached via a USB wireless lan, and that was running under Mandriva 2005LE.

 

The secret is to find a dongle with the one well-supported chipset, which is the rt2500.

 

Here's my previous post: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=28779 which includes a link to the how-to document.

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so i got a PCI card with the rt2500 chipset (WMP54G).

i tried to configure network and use the provided rt2500 driver, nothing happened (brought back to manually select a driver)

i tried ndiswrapper and the driver from the cd

it says that it cannot copy rt2500 (line 135)

then when i ndiswrapper -l it says that it is an invalid driver

i -e to uninstall it and then i re-do it and the same thing happens

should i try a different version of rt2500 or something?

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