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Old 12-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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Cannot setup wireless usb stick(possible problem with driver)


I have an SMC WUSBT-G Ez Connect G Wireless USB Stick.
I recent have decided to switch to Ubuntu 6.06.

I needed to install the drivers for the wireless internet, and after some research i was able to get to it to work.

The next day i booted my computer back up only to find that i could not connect to the internet.

As part of my research i was told that my particular device requires 2 drivers and when i got it to work initially i was using 2 drivers.

However, now when i open up the Windows Wireless Drivers (graphical interface) i see one driver which says hardware found :yes and the other saying hardware found: no

The 2 drivers are net5523.inf and athfmwdl.inf.
I'm sure i've done everything properly as it was working.

But now i dont know how to proceed, why the hardware isnt found, yet the wlan0 is present, i am able to locate my SSID on a list of local SSID's which is given when i use the Networking tool, iwconfig and ifconfig yield the normal results.

Do i need to refresh my router

If you think you can help me and just need more details let me know.

thanks
 
Old 12-23-2008, 12:37 AM   #2
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The 2 drivers are net5523.inf and athfmwdl.inf.
Those are windows drivers. Are you using ndiswrapper?

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But now i dont know how to proceed, why the hardware isnt found, yet the wlan0 is present
Have a look at /proc/net/wireless. If there is a listing there, you can proceed. If not, I would honestly give up now and dish out for a PCI card. Wireless usb sticks are not really supported in linux.

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i am able to locate my SSID on a list of local SSID's which is given when i use the Networking tool, iwconfig and ifconfig yield the normal results.
But that's very good news! You need to use iwconfig like this:

Code:
iwconfig wlan0 key [passkey] essid [your essid]
Are you sure this device should be wlan0? Anyway, with my wireless, after that I connect with dhclient.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
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Those are windows drivers. Are you using ndiswrapper?
Yes, i was told ndiswrapper would the only way to get my particular device to work, especially since like you say, that USB devices are not really supported by linux.

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Have a look at /proc/net/wireless. If there is a listing there, you can proceed.
How would i access this?
When i type this in i get "permission denied"

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If not, I would honestly give up now and dish out for a PCI card. Wireless usb sticks are not really supported in linux.
That sucks...
Is it common that it would work one day and then not work again?

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But that's very good news! You need to use iwconfig like this:

Code:
iwconfig wlan0 key [passkey] essid [your essid]
I believe i have this.
When i try typing in exactly what you wrote here i get the following message:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode"(8B2A):
SET failed on device wlan0; Operation not permitted


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Are you sure this device should be wlan0? Anyway, with my wireless, after that I connect with dhclient.
Can you explain how to try to do this??
Does wlan0 not imply wireless??


Anyways...i again get similar results, everything seems to be working fine, the light on device is flashing, the device identifies SSID's in the area, ifconfig and iwconfig seem to be ok, i believe it has to do with where it says "athfmwdl Hardware present: no" while for the other driver it says yes"

I've tried leaving only the driver that say yes, and it doesnt work, it apparently needs both of them.

Could it be that my network is blocking out my computer??
I have some stiff security settings on it. I'll look into this possibility

But if you have any recommendations let me know
Thanks for your help
 
Old 12-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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