This How-To describe how to install Pentagram horNet Lite USB Wireless Adapter. Let's Start!

Check if You have Hornet Lite:

user@ubuntu:~$ lsusb

Should return: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0457:0163 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.

If it does.

***IMPORTANT: If command will return other result don't do next commands, because you have other chipset then this. We download needed packets:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
user@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-`uname -r` /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build

We have to download newest ndiswrapper: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93482


user@ubuntu:~$ tar -xvzf ndiswrapper-1.32.tar.gz
user@ubuntu:~$ cd ndiswrapper-1.32

Let's compile ndiswrapper:

user@ubuntu:~/ndiswrapper-1.32$ make distclean
user@ubuntu:~/ndiswrapper-1.32$ make
user@ubuntu:~/ndiswrapper-1.32$ sudo make install

Now we will download and install drivers:

user@ubuntu:~$ mkdir drivers
user@ubuntu:~$ cd drivers
user@ubuntu:~$ wget http://e-danek.info/shared/sis163u.cat
user@ubuntu:~$ wget http://e-danek.info/shared/setparam.ini
user@ubuntu:~$ wget http://e-danek.info/shared/SiS163u.sys
user@ubuntu:~$ wget http://e-danek.info/shared/sis163u.inf
user@ubuntu:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i sis163u.inf

Next we check if the driver is is installed correctly:

user@ubuntu:~$ ndiswrapper -l

Should return: driver installed If it does, that means the ndiswrapper has loaded driver, and now we can load ndiswrapper do autostarting modules:


user@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
user@ubuntu:~$ gksudo gedit /etc/modules

We add at the end of the file: ndiswrapper Save and Reboot. Nextly you have to configure your network. To enable WPA support you must to install wpa_supplicant by command:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

Good Luck! Greetz Danek ubuntu a|t e-danek d o-t info - http://e-danek.info


WifiDocs/Device/Pentagram_Hornet_USB_Lite (last edited 2011-05-17 00:04:46 by jengelh)