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Old 11-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Another WUSB54GC Issue (Gentoo)


Hello everyone,

I've got a laptop using a Linksys WUSB54GC. I've read up on the forums, and all across the net on this, but this is my first experience with wireless and I'm having some trouble.

I've gotten the rt73 driver installed and loaded, and have interface "rausb0"--I feel as if I'm very close to getting wireless working, as iwlist rausb0 scan shows my network.

The problem I'm having now is that I have no idea where to go from here..I've tried setting the essid of my WAP manually using both iwconfig and iwpriv, and neither way applies the change.

I've seen a lot on the net about the rt73sta.dat file that needs to be configured, and I believe I've set this file up right, but I'm still having these problems with my card.

I've got a WPA-Preshared key with AES encryption.

Here's some more info..

/etc/conf.d/net:
Code:
config_eth0=( "dhcp" )

modules=("wpa_supplicant")
wpa_supplicant_rausb0="-Dwext"
config_rausb0=("192.168.1.99 netmask 255.255.255.0")
routes_rausb0=("default via 192.168.1.1")
iwconfig_rausb0="mode managed"
and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Code:
network={
        ssid="Ninja"
        scan_ssid=1
        mode=1
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        proto=WPA
        pairwise=CCMP TKIP
        psk="xxxx"
}
Maybe the driver isn't loading correctly??? (this probably isn't the issue)

When I plug in the WUSB54GC, this is dmesg output..

Code:
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
idVendor = 0x13b1, idProduct = 0x20
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt73
=> usb_rtusb_open
rausb0: no IPv6 routers present
iwconfig output..

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

rausb0    RT73 WLAN  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:""
          Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.462 GHz  Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality=0/100  Signal level:-121 dBm  Noise level:-115 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

Any ideas for how to proceed would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
Old 11-10-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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Well, being I couldn't get this USB adapter to work, I stuck in a Linksys WPC54G v2.0 Linksys adapter. I was able to get this almost working with ndiswrapper (sadly). I can set both key and essid, but the wireless adapter simply will not get a response from DHCP. Any ideas on this one?
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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Do you have a way to conifgure it from the X Window System, if you have it.

What is AES???
 
Old 12-26-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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It's always best with wireless to see it work without encryption first. Does it see the AP when you do iwlist? Also, try running wpa_supplicant from the command line with debugging enabled, and not in the background. This will give you a very good idea what is going on.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Alex, it didn't work period, but I returned the card anyway..we can consider this topic closed unless someone else is having the same problem .
 
Old 12-26-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Windows to Linux View Post
Do you have a way to conifgure it from the X Window System, if you have it.

What is AES???
AES is a form of WPA2 encryption, meant to replace the older, weaker WEP wireless security.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #7
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@corteplaneta

My wusb54gc works fine.
I did a post here how to configure it.

If you want to have it working at boottime, you have to edit the file
Code:
/etc/network/interfaces
which is explained in the same post.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 12:22 PM   #8
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Quote:
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@corteplaneta

My wusb54gc works fine.
I did a post here how to configure it.

If you want to have it working at boottime, you have to edit the file
Code:
/etc/network/interfaces
which is explained in the same post.
Thanks for the tip..too bad I already returned mine ;[.
 
  


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