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  1. #1
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    Command Line Install

    I am trying to install my pci wireless card on my ubuntu 8.04 home server, so i don't have to use a bridged connection anymore. Could someone please help me install this wireless card from command or webmin i do not have xserver installed. I just need help getting it to show up in my interfaces file, i know how to configure it to my needs. The following is the result of my lspic command

    root@CramerServer:~# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 05)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 05)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 05)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 05)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: ADMtek NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
    02:02.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
    As you can see the last entry is the wireless card, however its not listed in my /etc/network/interfaces file.

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    If u have Internet connection
    try this command

    apt-get install madwifi madwifi-kmdl-XXXX
    XXXX= ur kernel ver.........2.6,,,something

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    This is the output i get

    root@CramerServer:~# apt-get install madwifi madwifi-kmdl-2.6
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package madwifi

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    Madwifi isn't the correct driver, this is a RaLink wireless. Here is the web site of the driver: Main Page - Rt2x00Wiki

    There is an Ubuntu How-To for this wireless;

    You may need to skip past the sections on downloading and compiling the driver. Check to see if the rt61 module is loading with this command:
    If not, try to load it:
    sudo modprobe rt61
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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