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trouble dowloading anything and trouble w router SOLVED

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:28 pm

i just got this OS yesterday. I keep trying to run my Linksys router CD so I can set up my wireless Internet but it keeps telling my that there is an error autorunning the software and that an error has occured while loading the archive.

[/media/cdrom0/setup.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
note: /media/cdrom0/setup.exe may be a plain executable, not an archive
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/cdrom0/setup.exe or
/media/cdrom0/setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/cdrom0/setup.exe.ZIP, period.


Another problem, I keep trying to download different programs like Rhythm Box and VLC and it keeps telling me that 'some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server'. For VLC this is the error jargon.

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/m ... 2_i386.deb
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.45 80]
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby chad1 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:36 pm

I'm pretty sure you don't need that Linksys install disc. There should be a SecureEasy button on the front of the router, just push that.

Then, connect to the router with networkmanager, open a web browser, and connect to 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and configure from there.

Hope that helps

For your package install problem, try run
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:02 pm

where / when do i type in run code: select all
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby chad1 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:48 pm

No, not code select all.

sudo apt-get update

Just open Menu --> Applications -->Terminal and type in
sudo apt-get update

Then follow the other directions
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Re: trouble with Linksys router

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:55 pm

okay thanks.............

well that worked so thanks

but i'm still having problems with my #$%^ Linksys router model number WRT54G2. I have intertn so as long as I'm directly connected to the router but i lose it as soon as i try to go wireless. my laptop is a dell inspiron 1521 BTW.
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby pluraldave on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:06 pm

I doubt it is your router that is the problem*. It is probably the wireless driver for your computer wireless card. Open up a terminal and type
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lspci

copy and paste the output into a new post here by highlighting all the text in the terminal and then centre-clicking in the new post.

If none of the lines of the output look like a wireless card repeat the above with
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lsusb



*if you have previously set up the router with another computer/operating system.
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:13 pm

is this what i was suppose to get (i typed the first thing)


00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby chad1 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:02 pm

Okay, so you have a Broadcom wireless card.

do
sudo apt-get update

while still connected to router with ethernet cable

then go Menu --> Administration --> Hardware Drivers

You should see an option for Broadcom. Select and install.
Then you should be able to connect without cable =)
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:30 pm

i did what you said and i must say that i dont plan on having children but if i did I'd give you my babies. lol Thank you SO much! you're a freaking genius!
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Re: trouble dowloading anything and trouble with Linksys router

Postby chad1 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:53 pm

Lol! Thats hilarious!

Glad to hear your wireless is working =) I have experience with this because I too have a Linksys wrt54g and broadcom wireless card lol. Its all about trial and error and these great Linux forums!
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