Trying to make Cisco/Linksys WUSB600N wireless ethernet work with Lucid

sdavmor sdavmor at
Thu Jun 3 22:47:16 UTC 2010

On 06/03/2010 03:10 PM, sdavmor wrote:
> I inherited a Dell Dimension 4100 laptop. After adding ram to bring
> it to 1gb it works quite nicely with XP. But I'd like it to work
> with Ubuntu. So I partitioned the hard drive and installed Karmic
> Ubuntu Remix. So far so good (other than I want to get rid of the
> "remix" desktop). The 3com wired LAN works straight out of the box.
> But my Cisco/Linksys USB wireless LAN doesn't (it works with XP
> using the provided drivers CD). So I've upgraded to Lucid. But I
> still have no wireless joy.
> I looked at Apparently under the hood
> it's a Ralink rt2800usb, and is classified as not yet working. So
> my next move will be to try ndiswrapper. Has anyone had experience
> of making this approach work with Lucid? Even if not with this
> particular model USB ethernet. And if so, some practical tips would
> be appreciated. I'll be happy to run any commands here and provide
> any requested output to help move this along.

Following up.  I have ndiswrapper installed via:

$sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
ndiswrapper-common is already the newest version
ndiswrapper-common set to manually installed

So where to now from here?
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