Anyone know anything about Linux Ubuntu, like how to get a wireless driver functioning?

Been through this a bit at the Ubuntu Forums already, but figred it was worth a shot to post it here.

Got a Linksys E1000 wireless router with USB card.  Supposed to have automatic driver support with Linux Ubuntu 11.04 but it doesn't work.  I downloaded the driver in question, it's called RT2870USB, and then found out later that I didn't need to.  Don't know why it won't work, I'm thinking I have to blacklist certain other drivers that may be trying to attach themselves to it, but I don't know how to do so.  I can post a lot of the info if anyone versed in linux can help, I've been through a few of the info commands and have the info on hand, but I do have to restart my computer to get into linux as I'm running it off the same machine, and can only do one at a time.  Going back n forth, yeah, a pain.

I know I can by another card of a site called thinkpenguin for around $50 but I figured I'd try and resolve the issue first before spending the money, and maybe learn a thing or two in the process.

Am I barking up the wrong tree even attemptin to use linux if I don't program?


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RidingFool's picture

I know absolutely nothing about Linux.

Have you tried to do the hookup without using USB? I know it's modern times and all in the hardware/software world, but long, long ago and far away USB wireless connections used to be a pain in the ass, so to speak.

Have you posted your query on the Linksys forums?

I've gotten completely off of wireless and gone the wired route. I build and run my own cables and I'm happy to be doing it that way. Even my xBox and internet radio is hard wired. There's more security for everything. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way yet to hard-wire my HTC Desire HD*, but such is life.

Yeah, I know. I have no answers for you.


*Yes, yes, I've finally moved into the 21st Century.

I think you have your thing-a-kabob confused...

Rajah's picture

 With your what-cha-macallit

Perhaps your should insert a dohickey?

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