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how to install motorola wu830g wireless USB adapter driver on RedHat 5?

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how to install motorola wu830g wireless USB adapter driver on RedHat 5?
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by:Darr247
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I found a couple dozen instances on the web where others were trying the same thing, but did not yet find even one success story. We can try to load the windows driver (do you have the windows driver?) using ndiswrapper... but when so many others before us have failed, I hesitate to raise your hopes about it ever working in RH.

Could you tell us the FCCID code on it, please?
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by:alkeshvipani
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply. The FCC ID is ACQWU830G. Yes, I do have the driver for Windows.
I checked ndiswrapper website; but, the Motorola WU830G is not listed.
Thanks,
Alkesh.  
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According to the filings with the FCC (https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=773883&fcc_id='ACQWU830G') that adapter uses an Envara chipset. And I still have not found any success stories of people trying to make them work in any variant of linux.

So, even using the akmod-ndiswrapper package (instructions for adding the repos with package are at http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration), I don't think it's going to work. :-(

Often, for less than $10 (shipped) you can find Broadcom based 11g adapters that 'just work' when you attach them to a USB port using Fedora/RHEL. e.g.
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=WUSB54G&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=1&_sc=1

I know for sure ver.4 and later of those WUSB54G units work with WPA/AES, because there is one here connected to a fedora machine (in the next room) right now.
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by:Darr247
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"repos with package" should be
"repos with that package"
(sorry - they don't let us edit or preview our posts here).
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by:alkeshvipani
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Hi,
Thanks again for your time and detailed reply. I will buy a new one...
Thanks,
Alkesh.
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