8 October 2006

installing a linksys WNP54G wireless pci card in debian (etch)

by Anton Piatek

EDIT: try this way first! It is a hell of a lot simpler

I bought this card to avoid cables allover my house, and when looking at cards (it was quite cheap on dabs) did a quick search for linux support. Satisfied I bought the card.

Well, it turned up today and the reality was that installing the driver was a little harder than i thought…

At first i thought i was going to have use ndiswrapper and use the windows driver, but I didn’t like that idea, so kept searching. I eventually found that there is a real driver from ralink
Getting it working though was not as simple as installing a package.

iface ra0 inet static
wpa-driver ralink
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Hope this helps somebody else, but drop me an email if you think I can help you