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Linksys Wireless USB driver for Linux, how can I install it?

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I need a step by step to incorporate my Linksys USB wireless NIC, model WUSB11, driver into my Mandrake 8.1 system.  You can download the driver from www.linksys.com under wireless devices. When I opened the compressed files, the instructions said the run make, but there was only a makefile, not make.  I tried to execute makefile, but I lack some very basic knowledge of my Linux setup so I can't figure out what might be wrong with what I am doing.

So assuming that I have a Mandrake 8.1 typical setup, give me step by step instructions to make the driver part of my system. I have a cat5 cable run from a 3Com NIC right now, but I have been ordered to get that cable off the floor, NOW!

Start off with all the files in a directory on my Linux system, then step by step from there.
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Ok, I don't really know much about what you're asking, but for one, I can tell you're probably not in development; make isn't distributed with programs, it's a program that should be on the system already. Just type 'make' and see if that gets you anywhere, and if not, you'll have to install the devel packages in order to get anything useful done.
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To compile (or "make") a makefile you have to type "make -f makefile"  (at least thats how I do it on RedHat )  you might be able to drop the "-f" and just use "make makefile" (which is what I do on Slackware) ... if you type "man make" it will give you instructions on how to use the "make" command

I just went over to the linksys.com page and you can find a relatively comprehensive guide on how to install ... with all of the commands you have to type either in single quotes or on their own line. The only hint you might need is that when they say to run something as root, you need to type "su" to switch to root ... and enter the root password.  Be very careful what you type as root, always read the line twice before hitting enter.  And log out from root (with Ctrl-D) as soon as possible, never leave yourself logged in as root, lest you come back to the terminal, and treat it as a regular terminal

The Url is: ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pub/network/linux_release.txt

I wish I could help more but I only use linux systems, and haven't built one yet ... I just hoped I could help you out with one problem.

Best of luck
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