Network adapter - SiS 163u and Ubuntu 12.10
How to get SiS 163U USB wireless adapter to work in Ubuntu 12.10 using ndiswrapper
Plug it in, open a terminal, then do: sudo bash lsusb You should see an adaptor; "Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bf8:100f Fujitsu Siemens Computers miniCard D2301 802.11bg Wireless Module [SiS 163U]" Install ndiswrapper GUI: apt-get install ndisgtk You could also run apt-get install ndiswrapper - but that is pointless as this will install ndiswrapper 1.57 which will try compile and then will fail. You need ndiswrapper 1.58+, download it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/ Store the ndiswrapper-xxx.tar.gz file on the desktop Then do: tar -xvf ndiswrapper-xxx.tar.gz cd ndiswrapper-xxx make uninstall make make install You should now have a working ndiswrapper in ubuntu 12.10. To test, run this in terminal: ndiswrapper -v You now need the driver for the card. Google wlan_163_r105.zip and download this file to desktop. Open this file and open it. For 64-bit Ubuntu go here: /R105_Logo/AMD64/USB For 32-bit Ubuntu go here: /R105_Logo/setupMe98/USB/win98/ The files you need are named sis163u.inf, SiS163u.sys and SIS163u.CAT. Make a folder on the desktop called a. Extract the files above from the zip in there. Then do this in terminal: modprobe ndiswrapper cd cd a ndiswrapper -i sis163u.inf reboot After rebooting, open a terminal and do this: ifconfig This should report a wlan0 device. iwconfig This should report a wlan0 device too. If this fails, run dmesg|less in terminal and look for ndiswrapper messages.
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