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These are instructions to install the Buffalo WLI-USB-L11G under Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 + Hoary 5.04. I assume you have installed the kernel and have booted into it. You will need some packages from the internet so you have to find out a way to get them.

  1. Download the driver from http://folk.uio.no/oeysteio/orinoco-usb/RPMS/orinoco-usb-0.2.2-2_generic.src.rpm

  2. Install the necessary packages for kernel module compilation with

    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`  
  3. Open the rpm with some application like FileRoller or if that doesn't work with unp:

    sudo apt-get install rpm unp
    unp orinoco-usb-0.2.2-2_generic.src.rpm
  4. Unpack the archive to some handy location:

    tar jvxf orinoco-0.2.2.tar.bz2
  5. Go into the new directory

    cd orinoco-0.2.2

    and run

    make && sudo make install
  6. If there was no error message, you are done. Hotplug should load the module at the next startup. Alternatively, you can load the module by hand with

    modprobe orinoco_usb

    If you get an error at this point, you may need to unload the old module first

    rmmod orinoco hermes
    and try to load it again.

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WifiDocs/Device/BuffaloWLIL11GUSB (last edited 2011-06-09 14:49:08 by 89)