[SATLUG] Wireless Driver Installation

Andy Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 24 15:38:32 CDT 2008

You helped.  The instructions for ndswrapper said to do "dmesg," and 
that showed the driver.  The instructions also mentioned the card light 
(that I had forgotten that).  I checked and it is ON.  So, the problem 
is probably somewhere else.


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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