Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Howto: Install TRENDnet Wireless Network Card on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) - TRENDnet Wireless PCI Adapter

apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils ndisgtk

# install windows drivers (select 32 or 64 bit drivers)
# (*.sys file should also be present near net819xp.inf)
ndiswrapper -i /path/to/drivers/Windows\ 2000/net819xp.inf

# test install
# should output something like:
# net819xp : driver installed
# device (10EC:8190) present
ndiswrapper -l

# bring up ndiswrappwer
sudo modprobe ndiswrappwer

# add ndiswrapper to /etc/modules
# add a new line with text: ndiswrapper
sudo gedit /etc/modules

# configure wireless interface
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

# type the following info (example for WPA or WPA2 encryption):
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid wlan_home
wpa-psk xx00-xx00-xx00

# restart networking
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart


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