[SATLUG] Wireless Driver Installation

Andy Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 24 14:03:27 CDT 2008

Thank you.  My hangup here is that I went out and bought a new wireless 
card to obtain a Linux driver.  I downloaded it from the manufacturer's 
site.  It is:


But my searches have failed to find where I'm suppose to put the 
driver.  It never occurred to me to do the search you suggested.  I give 
it a try.


Daniel J. Givens wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:25:36 -0500
> Andy Pickens <wg5o at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Where should the wireless driver reside in Ubuntu 6.06?
>> I have a generic PC with Win XP on one HD and Ubuntu on a 2nd HD.
>> The wireless card is Encore ENLW1-G2; chip set Realtek 8185 (rev
>> 20).  I downloaded the driver and transferred it to Ubuntu, but I
>> didn't have a clue where to put it. I double clicked the tar ball and
>> it appeared to automagically unpack and go somewhere ... maybe
>> nowhere.  So far, I've wasted an inordinate amount of time on it w/o
>> success.
> It looks like the method to getting your card to work is to use
> ndiswrapper. You'll likely need to install it, then grab the
> appropriate Windows driver. Where ever you download the file (say to
> your desktop), if you right-click on the .zip file, you should have the
> option to "Extract Here". A new folder will appear containing the
> contents of the archive.
> Once you have that, reference the ndiswrapper instructions:
> http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/index.php?/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,installation/
> If you continue to have problems, please provide us some more
> information regarding the driver you have, where you got it, the
> version information, etc. Also, please tell us if you're getting any
> kinds of errors. For more immediate gratification, you might want to
> search the Ubuntu forums as I found lots of hits there when I googled
> "dapper rtl8185". 
> Cheers,
> Daniel

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