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    Linksys WPC54G wireless card and Ubuntu

    So I was wondering how to install a linksys WPC54G wireless card in ubuntu. I understand there is the synaptic package manager, but Am I not Correct, That you need internet access to begin with to use it? And Once I get NDISWRAPPER installed, how do I go about using it? I was not sure if i could use the Add/Remove Utility or not I have not tried it, because 1. I dont know how to use NDISWRAPPER, 2. I am running from a livecd. because If I was to install it, and couldnt Get the internet up, there would be no purpose for it .
    So I dont know If I need Internet to get internet or what .


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    Hi Ryan and welcome to the forum.

    First we need to know what chipset your device uses. They often have the same name and model number but different chipsets. Open a terminal and with the device "in" type:
    ...and press enter. Write down the part about your device and post it back. That *may* tell us something. Also, look on the card itself and find the exact version and post that too if it's there.
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    I just signed back on to my windows, back from my live CD of ubuntu, which is what i'm using so if I find out this is Incompatible, I don't have to mess with it, but NEW INFO.

    As I sign in, I realize that I forget to Type the lspci Command in the terminal, as of my last session. . BUT, The Card is showing up in the network Settings dialog. It shows the WIRELESS CONNECTION (Eth1), but it says that it is inactive . I tried clicking the activate button, but got the "Could not enable the interface eth1 check the that the settings are correct for this network, and that he computer is correctly connected to it."

    I don't know what to do from here, So Any help will be nice. Since I forgot to type the command you said, If it is not necessary, let me know, and if it is, let me know.


    Edit: The Lspci output is

    0000:07:00.0 Network Controller Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [Airforce one 54G] 802.11G Wireless Lan Controller (rev 02)


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