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    StOrM™
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    Installing wifi dongle on Ubuntu

    I've got a new Wifi USB dongle..

    (http://www.edimax.com/en/support_det...id=1&pl2_id=44)

    I need help installing it on Ubuntu.

    (I don't want to use google for this, since i'm planning this to be a long term thread for more question's .. )
    Parth Maniar,
    CISSP, CISM, CISA, SSCP

    *Thank you GOD*

    Greater the Difficulty, SWEETER the Victory.

    Believe in yourself.

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    Greetz.

    did you happen to download the Driver for it?
    http://www.edimax.com/images/Image/driver/Linux%20driver/Wireless/USB%20adaptor/2008_0506_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.1.tar.zip

    Also the Installation Manual is useless, as it's for windows.. eek anyhow unplug it n install the linked driver via a shell term re-plug it back in n see if that does it...

    Or give this thread from the ubuntu forums a look>
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ght=rt73+hardy
    Last edited by t34b4g5; September 12th, 2009 at 04:09 PM.

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    .. I downloaded the drivers but i just wanted to know if someone can (step 1) help me install from the compressed file they have given .. That way ill learn compiling i guess ..
    Parth Maniar,
    CISSP, CISM, CISA, SSCP

    *Thank you GOD*

    Greater the Difficulty, SWEETER the Victory.

    Believe in yourself.

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    Senior Member t34b4g5's Avatar
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    Greetz.

    open a shell command window, then su into root

    Code:
     tar -zxvf nameof.tar.gz
    this command above is the equivalent of unzip in windows (it uncompresses an archive)

    then usually (but always read INSTALL file or README etc)

    Code:
     ./configure
    make
    make install
    you usually can do configure and make as a regular user and make install as root. But these are very generic questions and the INSTALL file or whatever it is called in each particular case will give detailed instructions and if you still don't know then ask.

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