Getting Linksys AE2500 to work with Fedora 17

In order to get the AE2500 wireless USB adapter to work you must install ndiswrapper. First, the ndiswrapper-1.57 version is not compatible with the 3.3 or 3.4 version of the Linux kernel so you must install the ndiswrapper-1.58rc1 which is still in test as of this writing. Next, download the AE2500 Windows XP drivers from the Linksys website ( Link ). Unzip the drivers into a directory and load the bcmwlhigh5.inf file into ndis. Once this is done, you can run the 'ndiswrapper -l' command to verify that it is installed correctly. Finally, run 'modprobe ndiswrapper' to load the driver into the kernel. Once this is complete you should see the wireless USB device come up as wlan0 and ready for use.

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