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    installing AR5523 wifi usb in ubuntu

    hi

    i'm a long time windows user, but i'd like to make the switch

    in order to do this without loosing to much functionality i have installed ubuntu on a little system i have on the side. problem is that i have to get the wifi installed (i was hoping it would be recognised automaticly, but unfortunatly this did not happen)

    the wifi hardware i am trying to install is a edimax usb wifi stik using the AR 5523 chipset.

    how do i install this?? (and can i do this without a net connection?)


    please take into account that i am a linux newbie,

    thanks

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    Re:installing AR5523 wifi usb in ubuntu

    Hmm... I've never seen support for the 5523 chipset mentioned anywhere..
    But since madwifi supports the AR5513 chipset, it is likely to think that the 5523 is also supported..
    you could try and follow the ubunto instructions, but since you mentioned NO NET, you can obtain it from my personal repository (6.2Mb) and transfer it to the target machine from a usb-stick or something.

    Just extract the file ie:
    ~> tar -jxf madwifi-ng-r1411.tar.bz2
    Enter the directory created (madwifi-ng) and issue:
    madwifi-ng> make install
    If you have your current kernel-source installed it should compile without any major problems, unless your current kernel dosn't provide wlan support, then the compile will fail, but at that point we'll take it from there.

    Once the driver has been installed, you can prepare your WIFI-device, ie:
    ~> wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
    And bring the interface up ie:
    ~> ifconfig ath0 up
    Then you can see if it's working or not ie:
    ~> iwlist ath0 scan

    For usage, it might be a good idear to read the First time users howto to get acquaint with the use.

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    Re:installing AR5523 wifi usb in ubuntu

    Aternatively, try using Ndiswrapper. Here is a howto for it: link.

    This person reports getting it to work under Fedora, so you might want to check what he did. However, it is an older version of Fedora, so the steps might differe somewhat. According to this list. there are several reports that the newer versions of Ndiswrapper might nod need you to mess around with firmware for it and stuff.

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    Re:installing AR5523 wifi usb in ubuntu

    hi

    thank you for your replys

    i have tried both ways,

    Ndiswrapper; the driver that seems to be the driver on the edimax site (the wifistick is edimax EW-7315Ug) is a RT2500.inf when it gets to the point where he has to say "driver present, hardware present" it only mentions the driver. (the hardware manager still says AR5523)
    i tried the ndiswrapper -d devid driver command,
    it says driver 'rt2500 is now used for '0cf3:0002
    but on ndiswrapper -l still does not show anny hardware present


    the madwifi option:

    when i get to the point where i have to type make clean ....... it just says "command not found"



    what should be my next step ??

    thank you



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    Re:installing AR5523 wifi usb in ubuntu

    when i get to the point where i have to type make clean ....... it just says "command not found"
    Have you installed the developmetn tools ? like: GNU make (make), Gnu C compiler (gcc), Gnu C++ compiler (g++), libgcc/libstdc++-dev

    Madwifi claims to have support for the EW7325IG which I belive is the PCI counterpart of your USB-stick.

    Theres very little to none info on the web regarding linux support for your USB-stick, since your system claims it to be a rt2500 device, you might also try and see if the Ralink rt2500 driver will make it work.
    Once again I've checked out the latest revision, and provided it from my personal repository(800kb) for ease, now that you dont have any net connection from the machine.

    Since I noticed the rt2500 has been converted to the rt2x00 project It might be better to get their latest release

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    Re:installing AR5523 wifi usb in ubuntu

    ok euhm i think i have a problem somewhere

    i moved the entire machine into the living room (close to the router) so i can have inet connection
    i did a fresh install off the cd (it's ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger )

    i tried the straitforward install guide for madwifi
    here is the result

    corosus@minivac:~$ sudo wget http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-ng-current.tar.gz
    Password:
    --19:36:51-- http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-ng-current.tar.gz
    => `madwifi-ng-current.tar.gz.1'
    Resolving snapshots.madwifi.org... 217.24.0.78
    Connecting to snapshots.madwifi.org|217.24.0.78|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 3,249,238 (3.1M) [application/x-tar]

    100%[====================================>] 3,249,238 415.07K/s ETA 00:00

    19:37:00 (410.46 KB/s) - `madwifi-ng-current.tar.gz.1' saved [3249238/3249238]

    corosus@minivac:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 sharutils gcc-3.4 linux-kernel-headers-$(uname -r);
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package linux-kernel-headers-2.6.12-9-386
    corosus@minivac:~$
    strange thing is that i have linux-kernel-headers-2.6.12-9-386 installed accoring to my packet manager

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    Dead links..

    Four years after this post and about the same time since I put my wifi adaptor away, I'm looking to get it working again. Came across this and was surprised that people got it working under Linux. Now... does anybody know where I can get these files now? The links are dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by redhead View Post
    Hmm... I've never seen support for the 5523 chipset mentioned anywhere..
    But since madwifi supports the AR5513 chipset, it is likely to think that the 5523 is also supported..
    you could try and follow the ubunto instructions, but since you mentioned NO NET, you can obtain it from my personal repository (6.2Mb) and transfer it to the target machine from a usb-stick or something.

    Just extract the file ie:
    ~> tar -jxf madwifi-ng-r1411.tar.bz2
    Enter the directory created (madwifi-ng) and issue:
    madwifi-ng> make install
    If you have your current kernel-source installed it should compile without any major problems, unless your current kernel dosn't provide wlan support, then the compile will fail, but at that point we'll take it from there.

    Once the driver has been installed, you can prepare your WIFI-device, ie:
    ~> wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
    And bring the interface up ie:
    ~> ifconfig ath0 up
    Then you can see if it's working or not ie:
    ~> iwlist ath0 scan

    For usage, it might be a good idear to read the First time users howto to get acquaint with the use.

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    Hi there,
    My understanding is madwifi does not support usb devices yet!
    I have used an engenius eub-862 with ndiswrapper on Centos but it is not stable over time... It does work however and is ar5523 device.

    regards

    AP

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