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Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by mShred on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:44 am
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I just decided to install Arch Linux on my second desktop. Problem is the networking. My AWUS036h is being used by my primary desktop, Ubuntu. I don't really want to buy another one but i've got this Linksys Adapter made for Windows. I was wondering if there was any way to set it up in Arch to have the driver work with it? Any thoughts?
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Re: Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by Goatboy on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:15 am
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Windows drivers won't work in Arch. You will need to hardware into your router for the first few updates. Plug in the card when you do the updates and the driver should come automatically.
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Re: Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by mShred on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:26 am
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I meant to ask about the ndiswrapper package, would that make it possible or is that a no-go?
Goatboy wrote:Plug in the card when you do the updates and the driver should come automatically.

The problem is i don't have any wireless cards or adapters besides the Linksys one.
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Re: Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by Goatboy on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:59 am
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Haven't tried the ndis-wrapper package myself, but iirc, it might work.

As for having another wireless card, that's why I said to hardwire (with cable) into your router.
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Re: Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by mShred on Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:58 am
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Goatboy wrote:Haven't tried the ndis-wrapper package myself, but iirc, it might work.

As for having another wireless card, that's why I said to hardwire (with cable) into your router.

Alright I'll go ahead and do that. I'll try using ndis-wrapper and whatnot and see how that goes.
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Re: Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by Ulven on Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:24 am
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From the Arch Linux forum
AWUS036H works out the box with the RTL8187

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rtl8187_wireless
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Re: Windows Wireless Adapter on Arch

Post by mShred on Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:36 pm
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Ulven wrote:From the Arch Linux forum
AWUS036H works out the box with the RTL8187

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rtl8187_wireless

My AWUS036h is being used by my primary desktop

The point was i needed my factory driver to work. But regardless, i've figured it out.
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