HOWTO: Linksys WUSB54G V4 in Gusty
Okay, after a whole week of trying I finally have the Linksys WUSB54G V4 working in Gutsy without ndiswrapper.
This should work with a fresh install of Gutsy or an upgrade from Feisty
You will need the following packages:
* build-essential - which you can get from an Ubuntu CD. (Edgy/Feisty/Gutsy etc.)
* linux-headers-'uname -r' - which you can get from a quick search at packages.ubuntu.com
The first thing you will need to do is find a way of getting the RT2570 CVS driver on to your computer from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/rt2570-cvs-daily.tar.gz
First of all extract the contents of the archive into your home folder
Then in the the terminal:
(where xxxxxxxxxx is what that part of the folder name which you extracted. (it changes depending on the date)
and then change into the module directory:
after that make the source code:
and then install as root
sudo make install
That covers installing the driver. Now if all goes well you will need to blacklist the default driver that comes with Gutsy.
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
at the bottom add "blacklist rt2500usb" (without the quoatation marks)
Then restart and manually configure your network by clicking the network monitor and choosing "manual configuration" and click "wireless connection" and then properties. Untick "enable roaming mode" and fill in the details as necessary then press ok and be sure to check the box next to wireless configuration.. And restart again and check if you are connected.
If you are not connected, in the terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
and change all occurrences of "rausb1" to "rausb0" and then yet again, restart.
Please post back if this method works for you.
Last edited by AlexMono94; October 26th, 2007 at 03:23 PM. Reason: Changed "Gusty" to "Gutsy" because I had been calling it that for some reason.