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Old 06-23-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Linksys 802.11b Wireless USB adaptor (ver. 2.6) doesn't work


I'm trying to get my Linksys 802.11b Wireless USB adapter (ver. 2.6) working under Mepis. I tried the drivers linked from the HCL, but they wouldn't compile. I also tried the linux-wlan-ng drivers (apt-get), but when it loaded on start up it say "wlanctl-ng device not found' or something to that effect. How do I get this working? Is there something I'm missing, or better drivers out there?
 
Old 06-26-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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What's the exact model number of this little bugger? the WUSB 2.6? And which drivers were linked off of the HCL? The atmelwlandriver?

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Old 06-27-2004, 08:06 AM   #3
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The model number is WUSB11 ver. 2.6, and yes, the drivers were the atmelwlandriver one.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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How did the compile fail? Mepis is knoppix based correct? The atmel drivers are going to need to full kernel source symlinked off of /usr/src/linux in order to compile. Aside from that, its all in the errors, what did you get?

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Old 06-30-2004, 09:25 PM   #5
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I have the sense that i'm about to have this problem. I'm a former-linux-geek-turned-newbie (haven't touched it in 5 years or so) and will be loading my first distro up tomorrow.... i have that same linksys wireless card and have done a bunch of reading on it.

one thing with the atmel drivers - looks like if you have linux kernel 2.6 you need to patch that first then compile the drivers....

this all from hodge-podge pieces of things i've found all over the net. if anyone has a link to any sort of comprehensive how-to on getting this working, i'd love you forever! (or would just be very appreciative!)

-- shelly
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:54 AM   #6
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It made it into the kernel with 2.6, I would hope with the USB version of the chiset to:

Code:
CONFIG_ATMEL:                                                           x  
  x                                                                         x  
  x A driver 802.11b wireless cards based on the Atmel fast-vnet            x  
  x chips. This driver supports standard Linux wireless extensions.         x  
  x                                                                         x  
  x Many  cards based on this chipset do not have flash memory              x  
  x and need their firmware loaded at start-up. If yours is                 x  
  x one of these, you will need to provide a firmware image                 x  
  x to be loaded into the card by the driver. The Atmel                     x  
  x firmware package can be downloaded from                                 x  
  x http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/atmel
As far as I remember the Linksys 2.6 didn't have external firmware, but it might due to check the atmelwlandriver.sf.net page for that fact.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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