February 26, 2021


Which distro will work with my linksys WMP54G out of the box? I am looking for a distro that will support a Linksys AE wireless network adapter usb with little configuration, because I am a knob. Here is how I did it: I cannot confirm either statement. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Then, download the XP driver for the device: I got the original XP driver to load with some modifications, and even got the blue light to come on when it’s plugged in.

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You can potentially help others having the same problem! Nuno Machado 1 2. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Then, if you’ve already attempted to install the driver with ndiswrapper you’ll need to remove it, run: This worked perfectly and better than before.


To install it, get connected to a wired connection, open a terminal and type these commands: Getting Linksys AE adapter working on Ubuntu This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

Opened Windows Wireless Drivers from the menu, chose the bcmwlhigh5. Many Linksys cards and other brands as well use the Broadcom B43 chipset, but the version xe1200 the hardware isn’t quite compatible with the firmware that comes with current Linux distros.

Some companies Intel put extra effort into making sure their hardware works under Linux sometimes before Windows drivers are released; the members of their development teams I’ve talked with have been excited to support Linux.

However, upon restart, dmesg gave me a ton of errors with ndiswrapper, one of which being that it isn’t supported with amd Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Probably some bug or something nasty. Desktop not laptop–does that matter?


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Message 21 of 39 5, Views. That worked OK, and I ran ndiswrapper for a while. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

I am looking for a distro that will support a Linksys AE linksgs network adapter usb with little configuration, because I am a knob. Surprisingly, after testing the Vista with ndiswrapper -l It said the device was working and present.

cd /bcmwl_4323x/xp

Log in or sign up in seconds. I bought the AE without thinking about compatibility, set up my dual boot, and ran into this issue. Nearly every answer involves using ndiswrapper. I could be wrong, but I ae200 this means whoever wrote these. It’s now six months later, and I’ve installed As a side note the source code he refers to is everything in the “driver” directory of the extracted tar.

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