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This How To explains the setup of Linksys cards that require the ndiswrapper module.
Follow these steps:
- Link to ndis page Ndiswrapper
These instructions for Debian have been helpful for several people configuring linksys cards Arthur's homepage: using WPC54G with Debian
- The Linksys WPC11 ver 4 is a confirmed success.
- In one case at least, manually entering nameserver information into /etc/resolv.conf was required.
Here is a step-by-step instruction, which workes very well on IBM Thinkpad with WPC54GS (BMC Chipset) card: First, download the non-free drivers. Unzip the drivers somewhere in your home-directory. Then install bcm43xx-fwcutter and use it to get the firmware stuff needed for ndiswrapper:
apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter ndiswrapper-utils-1.8 ndiswrapper-common cd ~/windows_drivers/ bcm43xx-fwcutter bcmwl5.sys cp bcm43xx* /lib/firmware modprobe ndiswrapper ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf ndiswrapper -l
Depending on the driver package used, bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys can be on different places in the subdirectories...
should show the following:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present
Then edit /etc/network/interfaces to contain the following. Alternatively you can just use the gnome or kde configuration tools:
auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp wireless-essid linksysgabba wireless-key 0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A
Of course you use your ESSID and WEP-KEY then
As next, you take up the interface:
ifdown eth0 ifdown eth1 ifup eth1
Wait until dhcp gets it's stuff and then test it (browse google)