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How do I load the WIreless drivers onto linux to allow it to work on a dual bootable linux-windows computer? Answered

I loaded Linux Ubuntu onto a ASUS 1005 making the computer dual bootable, windows-linux. I can access the wireless router thru windows but am unable to access it via linux. When I went into the cmd menu I was able to see that the router was disabled and disconnected. I was unable to find the required .inf file to load as the driver for the wireless router. I would appreciate any help that you can provide.

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frollard (author)2009-07-25

...and you shouldn't need drivers for your router. Linksys has a bunch of propaganda self-setup programs for windows that won't work for linux. These programs aren't necessary to run the card - just override the windows wireless config. Same story in another operating system - and for the most part the os should see the card out of the chute.

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akadans (author)frollard2009-07-26

How do I override the windows wireless config? Thank you, Your advise has been most usefull!

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frollard (author)akadans2009-07-26

by installing the wireless software that came with the wifi card - its not necessary to use - just adds its own program instead of using the windows wireless configuration 'program'.

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fwjs28 (author)2009-07-25

You need the .Inf file for the wifi card not the router and it is usually Included with the windows driver

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steveastrouk (author)2009-07-25

This is probably not the best place to ask a Linux question, but here goes.
See what happens if you type lspci
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lspci

Can Linux see your card at all ?
If it can, then, from the command line type dmesg | more scroll through the result and look for the lines relating to PCI (assuming its on PCI bus and not a USB dongle) See what Linux is trying to do with your card.

There are various ways round the problem - there is something called NDISwrapper which can use a Windows Driver in Linux, and you might, once you know more about your card from lspci and Dmesg, find a driver.

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