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Old 04-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Linksys WUSB54G v1 1915:2234


I just wish that vendors would support Linux! Anywho, I have a Linksys Wirless-G 2.4 GHz adapter. I'm running Linux Ubuntu 3.0.0-12 generic. I can't seem to get "Enable Wireless" within I would assume "network manager" which I would assume again would be the default manager. I ran a lsusb and it came up with the device and 1915:2234 as the ID. "I do NOT have internet access with this computer!" I do have another computer with Win 7 on it and a thumb drive. I do not know where to start getting this thing to work. Can someone please respond in a timely manner? My problem I need access to the internet.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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This dongle is from 2009 so there should be built-in driver in the kernel (you're reporting a linux kernel version 3). It worked out of the box on Ubuntu 6.10..

Please post the following outputs here:
dmesg | grep Wireless

lsusb and ifconfig -a
 
Old 04-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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TO: Sigg3.net

First and foremost thank you for your response. I hope that you can help me resolve this issue. Please remember that I do have a wireless usb on the desktop that I'm trying to get the internet to. The wireless router is downstairs and would like to refrain from wiring.

chris@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep Wireless
chris@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep wireless
chris@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:1003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard Hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:2010 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
chris@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:11:99:fc:7a
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5120 (5.1 KB) TX bytes:5120 (5.1 KB)

I did the dmesg twice and both returned nothing. The first time I thought because of capiltalization so I did it the second time and the result was the same. Yesterday when I did the lsusb it did show my wireless card. I do not have any Idea why it doesn't show today. Just got off work so sorry for the delay.

Last edited by WhatAhassle; 04-22-2013 at 04:53 PM. Reason: Forgot intro paragraph thanking Sigg.net for his response.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:46 AM   #4
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dmesg requires the dongle to be in the laptop at boot. Try that.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
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Sigg, I have a desktop. What is dongle and is it required fir desktops?
 
Old 04-23-2013, 06:47 AM   #6
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You posted:
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhatAhassle View Post
I ran a lsusb and it came up with the device and 1915:2234 as the ID.
Followed by:
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhatAhassle View Post
Code:
chris@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:1003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard Hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:2010 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
The problem seems obvious. Your lsub output does not show that device... is it plugged in?

("dongle" is a slang term for such a USB device.)

Regardless if you check your other identical thread (which I have reported) you will see that the device can be identified by the vendor and device ID.

If you then run the command which I have posted in your other thread and post the output here we will have something go on.
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dmesg requires the dongle to be in the laptop at boot. Try that.
Not necessarily, the dmesg command displays the output from the kernel ring buffer so that includes hot-plug events. Plugging the device in and out and then just examining the output should give some useful info in:
Code:
$ dmesg | tail
(you won't see anything useful here if you don't re-plugin the device)

Or just remove and reinsert the relevant kernel module and post the output (as posted in your other thread):

Code:
# modprobe -r p54usb && modprobe p54usb
Followed by
Code:
$ dmesg | tail
 
Old 04-24-2013, 07:43 AM   #7
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Below is the output from the command "lsusb" without the quotes.

chris@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004 ID 1915:2234 Nordic Semiconductor ASA Linksys WUSB54G v1 OEM 802.11g Adapter [Intersil ISL 3886]
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:1003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard Hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:2010 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard

So the system has recognized that there is a "dongle" or should I say a usb device that is connected to the system and Ubuntu 11.10 has recognized it. Since Ubuntu THIS TIME recognized it I repeated the instruction from Sigg and entered the following command without the quotes "dmesg | Wireless" the following are the results:

chris@ubuntu~$ dmesg | Wireless
Wireless: command not found
chris@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmesg | grep Wireless
[sudo]password for chris:
chris@ubuntu:~$

Nothing happend and you see the result from that on the last line from the above context. I then proceeded with the "ifconfig -a" again without the quotes and below are the results:

chris@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig -a
chris@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:11:99:fc:7a
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:244 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:11488 (11.4 KB) TX bytes:11488 (11.4 KB)

chris@ubuntu:~$

Caravel, since it does show that the usb device is plugged in and from my research "p54usb" is the driver for the Inersil ISL3886 should I proceed to enter the following command that you asked me to perform?

# modprobe -r p54usb && modprobe p54usb

If not, what can I do to resolve my issue?
 
Old 04-24-2013, 08:03 AM   #8
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Bus 001 Device 004 ID 1915:2234 Nordic Semiconductor ASA Linksys WUSB54G v1 OEM 802.11g Adapter [Intersil ISL 3886]
Caravel, since it does show that the usb device is plugged in and from my research "p54usb" is the driver for the Inersil ISL3886 should I proceed to enter the following command that you asked me to perform?

Code:
# modprobe -r p54usb && modprobe p54usb
If not, what can I do to resolve my issue?
Go ahead and run that command followed by
Code:
$ dmesg | tail
Post the full outputs in this thread.

To resolve your issue we must first find out what your issue is...
 
Old 04-24-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
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Caravel
Just thought I'd let you know that I did unplug and waited for 10 seconds and plugged back in the usb Linksys wireless adapter and typed in the following as the results are shown below:

chris@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | tail
[ 4124.068212] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 4124.068220] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 4124.068226] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 4124.068232] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 4124.068237] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 4124.068243] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 4124.068248] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 4124.071036] usb 1-5: (p54usb) cannot load firmware isl3886usb (-2)!
[ 4124.078704] p54usb: probe of 1-5:1.0 failed with error -2
[ 4124.078750] usbcore: registered new interface driver p54usb
chris@ubuntu:~$
 
Old 04-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #10
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The following is what was performed and the results:

chris@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe -r p54usb && modprobe p54usb
WARNING: Error inserting mac80211 (/lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko): Operation not permitted
WARNING: Error inserting crc_ccitt (/lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/kernel/lib/crc-ccitt.ko): Operation not permitted
WARNING: Error inserting p54common (/lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/p54/p54common.ko): Operation not permitted
FATAL: Error inserting p54usb (/lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/p54/p54usb.ko): Operation not permitted

followed by:

chris@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | tail
[ 4670.955153] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdf] No Caching mode page present
[ 4670.955161] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdf] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 4670.959384] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdf] No Caching mode page present
[ 4670.959391] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdf] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 4670.961336] sdf: sdf1
[ 4671.471777] sr 6:0:0:1: GET_EVENT and TUR disagree continuously, suppress GET_EVENT events
[ 4671.792412] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
[ 4671.793661] ISOFS: changing to secondary root
[ 4886.021194] usbcore: deregistering interface driver p54usb
[ 4987.884700] usb 1-6: USB disconnect, device number 7
 
Old 04-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #11
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Code:
[ 4124.071036] usb 1-5: (p54usb) cannot load firmware isl3886usb (-2)!
You need proprietary firmware in order for this device to work. This is obviously firmware which is not included in the Linux kernel for licensing reasons.

The Debian wiki explains http://wiki.debian.org/prism54#p54usb

In particular:
Code:
# mkdir /usr/local/lib/firmware
# wget -O /usr/local/lib/firmware/isl3886usb http://daemonizer.de/prism54/prism54-fw/fw-usb/2.13.1.0.lm86.arm
This is safe to try and not distro specific.

I have no idea why you get those permission problems using modprobe - perhaps it's how your sudo is set up? I don't use ubuntu or sudo, so maybe someone else can chip in on that...?
 
  


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