How to install wireless card adapter

Asked by Dennis on 2008-07-26

I am brand new to Linux. I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Laptop and it went pretty smooth. I am connected to the internet via a wired ethernet connection.
I am trying to install a wireless notebook adapter. eHome. EH101 is the exact model number.
I have downloaded ndiswrapper.
I now have an item called Wireless Network Drivers.
I have opened that and tried to install the EH101 driver. Of course being new I have no idea how to do this. I do not have the original CD with the drivers however I have downloaded the driver .zip file from the eHome site. What would be the step by step items I should do now?
So far it appears that Linux is easy to move around the web, etc. and i need to learn some different programming skills versus Windows but am willing to do it.

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Dennis (nyrnd) said : #1

I should mention that I downloaded the .zip to a thumb drive. Linux recognizes the thumb drive but not the files. It was looking for a .inf file which I opened and located then pointed at it in the dialog box but that did not work.

Dennis (nyrnd) said : #2

I should mention that I downloaded the .zip to a thumb drive. Linux recognizes the thumb drive but not the files. It was looking for a .inf file which I opened and located then pointed at it in the dialog box but that did not work.

Dennis (nyrnd) said : #3

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Subject: Re: [Question #40345]: How to install wireless card adapter

> Your question #40345 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Solved => Open
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> You are still having a problem:
> I should mention that I downloaded the .zip to a thumb drive. Linux
> recognizes the thumb drive but not the files. It was looking for a .inf
> file which I opened and located then pointed at it in the dialog box but
> that did not work.
>
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Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #4

Good to hear that you're willing to learn. ;)

Take a look at this HOWTO created by a fellow user; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=305983

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