Does anyone know how exactly to get the driver installed for this and give a step by step guide? Everything I've tried so far goes to a dead end.
The device only works with ndiswrapper. With a temporary working interet connection by ethernet or any other means, open a terminal and do:
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
Download the driver file to your desktop here: http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/driver/AE2500xp_WHQL,0.zip Right-click it and select 'Extract Here.'
Find out if you need the 32- or 64-bit files:
64-bit returns x86_64. If yours is a 64-bit system, you will need to make an edit to the driver file. Open "bcmwlhigh5.inf" in gedit or any text editor and add this line, around line 170:
Proofread carefully, save and close the text editor. Now do:
cd ~/Desktop/xp sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf sudo ndiswrapper -ma sudo depmod -a
Reboot. If the wireless is not working, see if you can see any problems:
That's a lower-case L for 'list,' not the number 1. Also:
dmesg | grep ndis
sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
Remove from blacklist if found.
check the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
if it contains an entry for bcm4* then put # to comment it or remove the whole line.
also notice if there is a file called bcm4* under the directory /etc/modprobe.d/ then remove it.
Now run the command:
sudo modprobe -r b43 sudo modprobe b43 sudo rfkill unblock all