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Old 02-14-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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debian squeeze usb wlan configuration


Hello,

I am new in the forum and here is my first issue :

My net-book is working properly with Debian squeeze 2-6-32-5-686, only the wlan does not work.

After typing lsusb I have got the message :

lsusb : Bus 002 Device 002 : ID 160a:3184 VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VNT-6656 [WiFi 802.11b/g USB Dongle]

So I obtained the driver package : VT6656_Linux_src_v1.19_12_x86. I followed the instructions ( make install... ) - but the result is only a lot of error messages.

Mayby I am using the wrong driver package for the squeeze kernel - I don't know.

I would appreciate, if someone can give me a hint.

Thanks & Regards Harald
 
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Have you clicked on wireless icon and look for your network?
select network and enter wep-key.
Debian installed all drivers for my machine.
 
Old 02-14-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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Hi eddy1,

I do not have this icon on my desktop.

I tried iwconfig with the result :

lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
pan0 no wireless extensions
 
Old 02-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
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This 1 is solved
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1495354
 
Old 02-15-2011, 12:12 AM   #6
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http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sus...eless-usb.html
 
Old 02-15-2011, 12:32 AM   #7
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This post says it's supported
http://www.friendlyarm.net/forum/topic/12
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Use a WN321G (TP-Link, RAlink chip set) or equivalent with Linux. Late
news: The VIA chipset is supported in Linux 2.6.32 and later.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 05:57 AM   #8
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I followed your recommendation and got the file http://www.friendlyarm.net/dl.php?fi...2_20100728.tgz.
I put all the files that I got with this download in the right folders of my system.
The command start-wifi has the result : " Kann die Datei nicht starten" which means in English "cannot execute the command"

Maybe I made a mistake - don't know - but the problem is still present

Regards Harald
 
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news: The VIA chipset is supported in Linux 2.6.32 and later.


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1495354
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A TP-Link TL-WN321G USB wireless NIC (Ralink RT2501 chipset) worked fine.
 
Old 02-17-2011, 09:29 AM   #10
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bugreport.cgi?bug=568454

It seems that the debian kernel has a generel problem with the vt 6656 hardware. ( http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=568454 ) - So I think I have to change to another operating system to make this hardware work.
 
  


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