how do I install a usb wireless adaptor

Asked by Ken Clark on 2009-07-14

I have just installed ubuntu 9.04 on an old desktop computer and it works fine. I want to use a vivanco wireless usb adaptor to connect to my belkin 54g wireless router to replace the wired connection I am using. How do I do this?

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Shang Wu (shangwu) said : #1

You insert the usb adaptor, assuming everything works. First, you will be able to see a list of wireless AP from the network manager on the right hand top corner, then you can click on your AP and put in the password to connect.

If not, please run the command from applications> accessories> terminal:

lsusb

and paste the output here.

Ken Clark (kenneth-clark36) said : #2

ken@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0457:0163 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
ken@ubuntu:~$

Hi thanks for the response, I have tried the web site for the wireless adaptor but no Linux drivers are available. Above is the response from the terminal.

Ken

Ken Clark (kenneth-clark36) said : #3

Messed around and installed NDIS? package then from System/Administration/Windows wireless drivers menu I installed Sis163u.inf from the driver CD and it is now working!!

jamal (jamal-sherazi) said : #4

Hi There,

Im using Ubuntu 7.04 (didn't recieved 9 yet) and i want to know if there is away to install usb broad-band .Please help