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Old 04-13-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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usb dongle wifi access point


Hello,

I have a usb dongle wifi access point that I want to use on my linux machine to create a small network.

the model is GW-USNANO2(from PLANEX)

I think the driver it uses is rtl8192cu

Is there a way I can use this driver in OpenSuse 11.4?

I can see the usb when I run lsusb -v

I get this output:

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2019:ab2a PLANEX
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x2019 PLANEX
idProduct 0xab2a
bcdDevice 2.00
iManufacturer 1 Planex Communications Inc.
iProduct 2 GW-USNANO2
iSerial 3 00e04c000001
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 46
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 500mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 4
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x03 EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x84 EP 4 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 1
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
bLength 10
bDescriptorType 6
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
bNumConfigurations 1
Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered
 
Old 04-14-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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I don't think the kernel version with SuSE 11.4 has a driver for this device.

Code:
/lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop/source/drivers/net> grep -i '0x2019, 0x' * -R
wireless/zd1211rw/zd_usb.c:     { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0x5303), .driver_info = DEVICE_ZD1211B },
wireless/ath/carl9170/usb.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0x5304) },
wireless/ath/ar9170/usb.c:      { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0x5304) },
wireless/at76c50x-usb.c:        { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0x3220), USB_DEVICE_DATA(BOARD_503) },
wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0xed06), USB_DEVICE_DATA(&rt2800usb_ops) },
wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0xab25), USB_DEVICE_DATA(&rt2800usb_ops) },
wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0xab24), USB_DEVICE_DATA(&rt2800usb_ops) },
wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.c:      { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0xab01), USB_DEVICE_DATA(&rt73usb_ops) },
wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.c:      { USB_DEVICE(0x2019, 0xab50), USB_DEVICE_DATA(&rt73usb_ops) },
From your post, your device has a manid of 2019:ab2a.

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2019:ab2a PLANEX

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When I purchased my Netbook, the wireless device (atheros) wasn't supported because the model was too new. Even though I knew it would use the `ath9k' kernel module. I installed the kernel from the SuSE Factory repo, to solve my problem. Another option would have been to download a vanilla kernel, if the device is supported.

Last edited by jschiwal; 04-14-2011 at 03:09 AM.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 03:16 AM   #3
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Looking further I see that there is an RTL8192U staging driver. This module is supplied by the SuSE 11.4 stock kernel: "CONFIG_RTL8192U=m"

You could try modprobing the r8192u_usb kernel module and see if the device works.

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop/kernel/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/r8192u_usb.ko
description: Linux driver for Realtek RTL8192 USB WiFi cards
 
Old 04-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #4
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Thank you.

I found a way to get it working using a ubuntu forum.

You need to download a driver for it from realtek but the installer doesnt work. Needs to be built from source with some modifications.

The thread is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10656582
 
  


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