How do I enable a Linksys WMP54 in Ubuntu 7.04?

Asked by Tom on 2007-05-17

I just installed Ubuntu 7.04. I need to know how to install the driver for my Linksys WMP54 card (will the Windows driver work?) and how to set it up (set SSID, WPA passphrase, etc.). Can anybody help me?

Thanks,

Tom

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Thanks for your question. You have seen this:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

let me know. thanks

Tom (ubuntu-scrubjay) said : #2

I had seen this page before, but hadn't noticed before the link to NDISwrapper. It looks like I need to install NDISwrapper and WPA Supplicant to do what I want to do, but I'm not clear what driver I should use.

This looks pretty complicated for a Linux newby, but I'll give it a shot.

Thanks, Massimo.

--Tom

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #3

I'm here, if you have problem, you can ask help here. And if you want we can do some process.

Tom (ubuntu-scrubjay) said : #4

I used the instructions for NDISwrapper. In the "Compile and Install" section, make distclean seemed to work fine, but the make following it gave error messages. I'm reproducing what I received from it. Sorry that it is very long.

tom@tom-desktop:~/ndiswrapper-1.44$ make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-15-generic'
  LD /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/built-in.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/crt.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/hal.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/iw_ndis.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/loader.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/ndis.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/ntoskernel.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/ntoskernel_io.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/pe_linker.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/pnp.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/proc.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/rtl.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/wrapmem.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/wrapndis.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/wrapper.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/usb.o
  CC [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/divdi3.o
  LD [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/ndiswrapper.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/ndiswrapper.mod.o
  LD [M] /home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver/ndiswrapper.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-15-generic'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/driver'
make -C utils
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/utils'
gcc -g -Wall -I../driver -o loadndisdriver loadndisdriver.c
loadndisdriver.c:15:20: error: stdlib.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:16:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:17:19: error: errno.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:18:20: error: string.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:19:20: error: libgen.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:21:22: error: sys/mman.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:23:23: error: sys/types.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:24:23: error: sys/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:25:22: error: sys/stat.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:26:20: error: unistd.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:27:19: error: fcntl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include/syslimits.h:7,
                 from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include/limits.h:11,
                 from loadndisdriver.c:28:
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include/limits.h:122:61: error: limits.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:29:19: error: ctype.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:30:20: error: dirent.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:31:20: error: syslog.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:34:25: error: linux/major.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:35:25: error: linux/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from loadndisdriver.c:37:
../driver/loader.h:24: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘size_t’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: ‘size_t’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: for each function it appears in.)
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:68: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:69: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘basename’
loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: initialization makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:73: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘open’
loadndisdriver.c:73: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘syslog’
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strerror’
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:76: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:79: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fstat’
loadndisdriver.c:81: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘close’
loadndisdriver.c:84: error: ‘size’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘mmap’
loadndisdriver.c:86: error: ‘PROT_READ’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: error: ‘MAP_PRIVATE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:87: error: ‘MAP_FAILED’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:93: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:93: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:95: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:96: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:69: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘parse_setting_line’:
loadndisdriver.c:109: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘isspace’
loadndisdriver.c:115: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strchr’
loadndisdriver.c:115: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strchr’
loadndisdriver.c:115: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:117: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:117: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:118: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:138: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c:138: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘read_conf_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:150: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:151: error: ‘FILE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:151: error: ‘config’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:157: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘lstat’
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:160: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:163: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:163: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:178: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fopen’
loadndisdriver.c:178: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:182: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fgets’
loadndisdriver.c:194: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:205: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fclose’
loadndisdriver.c:150: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_bin_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:217: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:217: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:219: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘tolower’
loadndisdriver.c:221: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘chdir’
loadndisdriver.c:222: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:224: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:230: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:232: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘ioctl’
loadndisdriver.c:232: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘_IOW’
loadndisdriver.c:232: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_driver’:
loadndisdriver.c:249: error: ‘DIR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:249: error: ‘driver_dir’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:251: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:255: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:255: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:257: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:259: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:261: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘opendir’
loadndisdriver.c:267: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘malloc’
loadndisdriver.c:267: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘malloc’
loadndisdriver.c:271: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:271: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:272: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:280: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘readdir’
loadndisdriver.c:280: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:282: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:284: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:287: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘stat’
loadndisdriver.c:287: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:288: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘S_ISREG’
loadndisdriver.c:289: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:294: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c:294: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:296: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcasecmp’
loadndisdriver.c:296: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:299: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:302: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:303: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:305: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:311: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:312: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:313: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcpy’
loadndisdriver.c:313: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strcpy’
loadndisdriver.c:314: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:317: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:318: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:321: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:282: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c:344: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c:346: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closedir’
loadndisdriver.c:348: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘free’
loadndisdriver.c:355: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘munmap’
loadndisdriver.c:355: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:355: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:357: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:357: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘get_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:367: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:370: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:370: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:373: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:374: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:376: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘snprintf’
loadndisdriver.c:376: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘snprintf’
loadndisdriver.c:407: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:367: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:419: error: ‘DIR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:419: error: ‘dir’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:423: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:423: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:424: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:426: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:427: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:429: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:434: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:435: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:436: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:439: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:447: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘get_ioctl_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:464: error: ‘FILE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:464: error: ‘proc_misc’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:472: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strstr’
loadndisdriver.c:472: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strstr’
loadndisdriver.c:473: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strtol’
loadndisdriver.c:473: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:483: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:483: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:488: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘unlink’
loadndisdriver.c:489: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘mknod’
loadndisdriver.c:489: error: ‘S_IFCHR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:489: error: ‘MISC_MAJOR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:490: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:495: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘main’:
loadndisdriver.c:511: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘openlog’
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_PERROR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_CONS’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_DEBUG’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:513: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:515: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strncmp’
loadndisdriver.c:517: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘printf’
loadndisdriver.c:517: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘printf’
loadndisdriver.c:527: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atoi’
loadndisdriver.c:542: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atof’
loadndisdriver.c:549: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcmp’
loadndisdriver.c:556: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:590: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closelog’
make[1]: *** [loadndisdriver] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/tom/ndiswrapper-1.44/utils'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #5

try this:

We'll need to install compiling tools (don't panic when you read that, just bear with me), the latest kernel headers, and then the source code for the latest ndiswrapper (seriously, don't panic. This will be very simple).

$: sudo apt-get update

$: sudo apt-get install build-essential

$: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

Now we make a dir where we download all

$: mkdir wi-fi

$: cd wi-fi

At this point, you need to go to the ndiswrapper sourceforge site and get the latest version of the Ndiswrapper program.

$: wget http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.44.tar.gz

Uncompress the ndiswrapper source (in my example, the file name is ndiswrapper-1.44.tar.gz):

$: tar -xzvf ndiswrapper-1.44.tar.gz

We now install the module:

$: cd ndiswrapper-1.44

$: make uninstall

$: make

$: sudo make install

$: cd ..

let me know thanks

Tom (ubuntu-scrubjay) said : #6

On the first instruction (sudo apt-get update) it tried to connect to the net, which, of course, it cannot do because the wi-fi connection is not working. I have been carrying files back and forth on a flash drive. Is there any way I can do it for this?

I already have ndiswrapper-1.44 . That is the file I attempted to install before. Let me tell you what I did before: I use the procedure at http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/index.php?/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,installation/ . I got down as far as the Compile and Install section of that. I ran make distclean, which seemed to work fine. I then typed make and got into trouble.

Is this any help? Is there any way of making these sudo instructions work without an internet connection?

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #7

>s this any help? Is there any way of making these sudo instructions work >thout an internet connection?
We need internet connection :(
Your problem is that you have not all gcc installed (I think you have not headles installed).
The problem to put the pkgs on flash driver is that I don't remember all dependecies.
I try to find all dep. Thanks.

Tom (ubuntu-scrubjay) said : #8

I went out and bought a 15-meter long Ethernet cable and was able to run as you instructed. However, from the messages it appeared that it installed nothing new.

I continued until I got to "make uninstall". When I tried "make uninstall" it gave me a "permission denied" message. I'm not sure what to do since I am logged on as the admin already. Any suggestions?

Dino Rastoder (dino.rastoder) said : #9

$ sudo make uninstall

It works for me just perfect!

Thanks.

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