This is a single, compressed file, called a “tarball”. July 15th, 8. The only requirements are that the media have the free space for the source code and is accessible to Linux. Note that the below configuration methods are not compatible with the “local” method outlined above, so try only one at a time. These parameters are controlled using the iwconfig program. With Linux Lite an Ubuntu based distribution i wasn’t able to make it work.

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Successful output looks similar to this:. Each list has two main elements: While not necessary for compiling, you will absolutely need them to configure and test your device.

Although there are references to the wl driver that suggest it works with this card, but needs a firmware wlfw.

[xubuntu] How to install Texas Instruments ACX 54Mbps Wireless Interface

Once you have your wireless and debkan settings recorded and the source code and firmware tarballs in hand, if you are not already booted to Linux, go ahead and do so. November 22nd, 3.

At this point it’s time to go back to being the root user, so once again type: This guide is based entirely on using the open source driver located at acx You also can use NdisWrapper http: Join Date Jul Beans 2, If you still have no association with your access point all zero’s it’s time to take a look at the logs.


These are separate febian files found on the Windows’ driver CD or in a downloaded Windows’ driver archive.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. If you’re having trouble unpacking the acx source code tarball, then you’re probably getting an error message returned from the tar command.

If you get errors with the word “bailing” in them then see the troubleshooting section for this. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Toward that end, the first thing is to determine if your dfbian can “see” any access points, so type: If you are re- compiling the source, start with make clean and then makefollowed by make install.

WiFi – Debian Wiki

Graphical Network Connection Tools: For instance features are often left out, bugs go unfixed, and what support does exist from the manufacture may be fleeting.

I’m going to repeat that again: By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. July 15th, 3. USB device owners, edbian now, you’ll just have to trust your model ax, since at this time there is only one USB device available that uses the acx chipset that I’m aware of: You also can use NdisWrapper.

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For the rest of you who’ve not compiled this or any other kernel module before note: Does anyone here know where I can get these drivers. Chipsets internal to these devices have and will change unannounced, you must verify before continuing in order to save yourself the headache of trying to use the wrong driver with your device.


If tar is really not installed then there are most likely a lot of other things wrong with your install and I suggest you re-install and decline to acxx any “expert modes” this time. If not, look for packages related to “development”, verify which contains the compiler, and install.

Alternatively, if within Linux you have a working connection to the internet and don’t yet have the source tarball, then download the acx Moving old drivers out of the way If an older driver was found on your system above and you’d like to move it out of the way, then type: Perhaps one of the most defining and differentiating characteristic of any distribution is it’s package management system.

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Unsuccessful output will look similar to this:.