How do I Configure US Robotics 5410 NIC card to access the Internet via Linux?

Posted on 2005-04-20
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Hi Expert,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 with a US Robotics 5410 NIC card and have been trying for days to configure it to access the Internet.  It did not come with a Linux driver so I downloaded a driver loader and it still will not work.  I am able to ping myself and that's about it!
I am new to Linux, can you help me?
Question by:Pres_Bush
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    Expert Comment

    Which Linux do you have? Fedora/RedHat, SuSE or Mandrake? Version ?

    Did you download the right Linux driver for your Linux?
    If you don't have Linux driver, then you can try the Windows driver with Ndiswrapper
    Compile it. Make sure you have gcc installed first.

    Besides, you might want to reference
    For the instruction.
    Make sure you run "modprobe ndiswrapper" to load the driver.



    Author Comment

    I have Red Hat 9 (Strike)  I have tried using the Driverloader .  It recognizes it but I cannot connect to anything that is WEP.  I don't really want to introduce the rest of my network (Windows) just to connect to the network with my linux system.  Is this Ndiswrapper any better the the Driverloader?  
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    Accepted Solution

    Here is the step-by-step guide to setup WEP in Linux:

    If Driverloader can load the Windows driver, then you don't need Ndiswrapper.

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