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I have install Ubuntu 11.04 and I tried to just plug in my adapter and see if it would work. It doesn't so I went to the Ubuntu forums. It said I had to install Ndiswrapper but I have to have internet which I do not have! I can't move the computer at all and it is driving me crazy. If anyone can help me that would be awesome. Thanks.

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Please run lsusb and edit your question to add your cards exact details. – chili555 Nov 26 '12 at 20:47

There's actually seeral differenet ways that you can get this card to work... but unless you want to do this by "sneaker-net" (i.e. using an external drive between your computers for it), plug it into an Ethernet cable. Then, from there, open a terminal to do everything below, pressing return after each command typed:

  • Type dmesg | grep usb
  • Look for your card in the output, then continue by ensuring the package lists are updated...
  • Type sudo apt-get update
  • Type sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree prism2-usb-firmware-installer linux-wlan-ng
  • Type rmmod p54usb isl3887usb
  • Type modprobe p54usb isl3887usb
  • Now, do a ping, or package update to see if this worked; it should with Mint 13+, or Ubuntu 12+, and a wusb54g v2 card. Now, if it's a v4 instead of a v2, I suggest to give up with that one on amd64, because it doesn't work well on it (the device fails to wakeup according to the logs).

If it doesn't, there's a post where someone else has the needed file that you can find at

I hope this helps you and/or others that have this card.

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Can this work on Ubuntu 10.04? its less complicated – David Wingard Jun 6 '13 at 22:38

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