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HowTo add unsupported NIC driver

Discussion in 'Add-On Install Instructions' started by blanchae, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. blanchae Guru

    Here's a documented procedure by Ben M. that he shared with me on how he fixed his unsupported CentOS NIC driver:

    Problem: :banghead:

    New computer does not have network driver and therefore cannot install Asterisk since Asterisk is downloaded off of the Internet.

    Solution: :confused5:

    1. Find proper Linux network driver for this computer (in this case using an Asus motherboard with a network port attached needed the AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.14.tar.gz file). Difficult to find however with google it was found in the end.
    2. Copying the driver file onto a flash drive (to make things easy have the driver be the only file on the flash drive)
    3. Making the directory (You may need to login as root first)
      • sudo bash
      • mkdir /media/usb
    4. Mount the flash drive to the new directory (the usb drive was known to the computer as sdb1)
      • mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb
    5. After being mounted change to the new directory
      • cd /media/usb
    6. The file then needed to be unpacked using the command:
      • tar xvzf /media/usb/AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.14.tar.gz
    7. Install the driver module
      • make install
    8. Reboot and you should be good to go! :biggrin5:
  2. djmaxx007 New Member

    Not sure if it's just me, but the argument "xvzf" didn't work. "xjvf" however, did work. Hope this helps anyone who may be having trouble. I used steps similar to this to install a jmicron 251 NIC driver in my PBXinaFlash install. Works perfectly.

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