I finally got around to trying another installation of Hardy Heron now that it’s gone final. You might recall that I tried installing Hardy Heron beta a few months ago and I couldn’t get my Linksys WUSB54G wireless network adapter working with it. Hardy seemed to recognized the adapter just fine out of the box, and even detected my wireless network, but I was never able to connect to anything over the web using my browser. My suspicion is that WPA encryption is still not supported for my adapter using the native drivers.

Well, now I’m pleased to report that I have my Linksys adapter working with Hardy Heron using the same procedure that I followed for getting it to work with Gutsy Gibbon.

I followed these instructions once again (note that I have only tested these for v4 of the adapter in Hardy). Note that when I executed step 9 of the instructions (“sudo ndiswrapper -m”), I got the following output:

adding “alias wlan0 ndiswrapper” to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper …

* The update-modules command is deprecated and should not be used!

So, I ran “sudo depmod -a” after that, and then everything worked fine after I rebooted (in step 11). Note that I skipped step 10 and everything still seemed to work fine (either in roaming mode or with roaming mode disabled and a static IP specified). I have WPA Personal encryption enabled and it works fine.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why this didn’t work when I tried it using Hardy Heron beta. Maybe I screwed it up the first time.

2 thoughts on “Success with Hardy Heron and Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter!

  1. I have my system setup with Hardy, followed the install procedure for the wusb54gv.4 wireless above.

    I see the network and go to enter the WEP passphrase, click connect, and get a strong wireless signal, but cannot get to the internet. The system keeps returning to the passphrase required window, where it shows 128-bit security. My system only has 64-bit security, so not sure if that is where the problem lies.


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