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Old 07-20-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
kerr64
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brand new linux user


hey everyone all i need is to know where im supposed to type in the command codes im trying to add a wireless dongle (an edimax) i ordered it because it was linux compatable the instructions say
create a convenient location to build the software...where
mount the supplied cd eg on/media/cdrom0 and untar the required files eg tar xvf /media/cdrom0le_ralink_install.tar.......duhhh
now run script ./install_rt61_rt73.sh
the thing is it sees my network but without me installing the dongle i cant connect to it this just isnt making any sense to me i found my way round window much easier maybe i cant get my head out of xp mode i dunno
i have a dvd ordered i hope will help me get into this linux ive been reading loads forums and everyone seems over the moon with it ...cheers
 
Old 07-20-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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Ok lets see;
What distro are you using?
Next
Plug in the adaptor
To enter the commands (please don't do it yet) you will need to open a terminal. It will be konsole or gnome-terminal or xterm.
Open the terminal and log in as root;
Code:
su
enter your root password and press enter;
lsusb
post the model of the usb adaptor, should have ralink somewhere, you only need to find out what model it is not the whole output of lsusb
another helpfull command is dmesg after you plug in the adaptor
 
Old 07-20-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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The terminal, by the way, is accessible from your menu. Most distributions place it under Applications > Accessories.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 02:15 PM   #4
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Do you know your distribution name? Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora, Suse??? process depends on your distribution.
 
Old 07-20-2007, 04:18 PM   #5
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sorry folks cant expect help if i dont give you all the info i have linux ubuntu 7.04 the cd with the drivers has ralink wireless drivers for gnu/linux on it and the actual dongle has edimax ieee 802.11g turbo mode wireless lan usb adapter
 
Old 07-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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May work out of the box without having to install anything.
see if the interface shows up
sudo ifconfig
and
sudo iwconfig
then could be as easy as
sudo dhclient ra0
this may help;
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...tu&btnG=Search
 
Old 07-20-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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this is so strange i have a full signal the computer has found my network but i cant get online with it the
sudo ifconfig does something i have a list of codes come up

sudo iwconfig also comes up with a list

sudo dhclient ra0 says no such device

ive also noticed there a blue swirling round the top right internet icon and if i click on my network there i get an error message and no connection im so close to a connection everything is there but the last thing im missing ive been at this pc all day now
 
Old 07-20-2007, 06:18 PM   #8
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Quote:
sudo iwconfig also comes up with a list
so what does the list say, post it here so we can see what it says ...
 
Old 07-20-2007, 06:30 PM   #9
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sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extentions

wmaster0 ieee 802.11g frequency :2.412 ghz
rts: thrff fragment thr=2346 b
wlan ieee 802.11g essid
mode;managed frequency 2412 ghz acces point not-associated
rts thrff fragment thr=2346 b
encryption keyff
link quality:0 signal level:0 noise level:0
rx invalid nwid:0 rx invalid crypt:0 rx invalid frag:0
tx excessive retrises:0 invalid misc:0 missed beacon:0
 
Old 07-20-2007, 06:31 PM   #10
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i didnt put those faces in they were meant to be 0
 
Old 07-21-2007, 05:03 AM   #11
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As i have said i can see my home network showing up on the linux pc now and with a full signal youd think i would be online updating everything but when i click on my network name to connect i get and error box saying
error connecting to wireless network
the requested wireless network requires security capabilities unsupported by your hardware
 
Old 07-21-2007, 06:32 AM   #12
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comprookie2000 thanks for all your help bud i was sitting this morning when i thought about the error message and my head is so in windows mode all the time i opened up the netgear site knocked off my security and the linux computer hooked in instantly and i was able to update the whole system thanks so much for your time i actually did learn from your posts bud cheers ...ajaimes and jay73 thanks to you guys for your input all the best great site and friendly help thanks
 
Old 07-21-2007, 10:00 AM   #13
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Great, thanks for posting back, have fun ...
 
  


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