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pablo.b 05-25-2012 08:08 PM

linux mint 13 maya cannot connect to internet!
 
hello. im a total noob in linux and i have downloaded linux mint 13 maya. 32 bit. mate version.
instalation and everything went smooth but when i log in a sign tells me that im not connected to internet.
i have a wired modem.
the modem thing in the cpu is a tp-link tf 3200.
i have tried copying the configuration that appears in windows(in xp internet works) typing ipconfig. but its useless
then i found the installation cd of the modem and found something that i thought that would solve this but it didnt. i ran "uname -v" to check my kernel version and its 3.2 and in the readme there is only info for 2.4 and 2.6 versions... please help. you know that internet is important

thanks!

this is the readme of the modem cd
Code:

                          Linux Driver

Contents:
-----------
1. File Description
2. Driver Installation for Linux
3. Driver Parameter
4. None EEPROM
5. EEPROM MP (OEM Only)

1. File Description
-------------------

Filename                Description
====================    =======================================================
sundance_main.c        Linux Driver Source Code.
                        This file is the main part of Linux Driver.

compat.h                Network interface message level settings.

crc32.h                Crc function for early Linux 2.4.19pre kernel inclusion

ethtool.h:              Defines for Linux ethtool.

mii.h                  definitions for MII-compatible transceivers.

mii.c                  MII interface library.

makefile                Make File For IP100 Linux Driver.
                        Using "make all" for your kernel.

readme.txt              A summary of the contents for Linux Driver.
                        This file, which you are reading me now.



2. Driver Installation for Linux
-----------------------------------------
a. for kernel 2.4.x
  a1. Redhat 7.3 (linux kernel 2.4.18)
  a2. Mandrake 8.1 (kernel 2.4.8)
b. for kernel 2.6.x
c. automatically load and configure at next boot time

  a.for kernel 2.4.x
  -------------------
    a1. Redhat 7.3 (linux kernel 2.4.18)
    a1.1. install way 1:
        #make all =>generate sundance.o
        #cp sundance.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/drivers/net/
        #insmod ./sundance.o
        #ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
            eth0 is your network adapter,use "dmesg" to check it, ex: eth0, eth1...
            xxx  is your ip address, ex: 192.168.102.211
            yyy  is your netmask address, ex:255.255.255.0

    a1.2.  install way 2:
        #make all =>generate sundance.o
        #cp sundance.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/drivers/net/
        #insmod./sundance.o
        #setup
        [network configuration] =>to setup your ip address
        #ifup eth0
          eth0 is your network adapter, ex: eth0, eth1...       


    a2. Mandrake 8.1 (kernel 2.4.8)
      #make all  => generate sundance.o
      #cp sundance.o /lib/modules/2.4.8-26mdk/kernel/drivers/net
      #insmod ./sundance.o
      #ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
          eth0 is your network adapter,use "dmesg" to check it, ex: eth0, eth1...
          xxx  is your ip address, ex: 192.168.102.211
          yyy  is your netmask address, ex:255.255.255.0


  b. for kernel 2.6.x
  -------------------
      #make all  => generate sundance.ko
      #insmod ./sundance.ko (or sundance.o)
      #ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
            eth0 is your network adapter,use "dmesg" to check it, ex: eth0, eth1...
            xxx  is your ip address, ex: 192.168.102.211
            yyy  is your netmask address, ex:255.255.255.0     
 
  c. automatically load and configure at next boot time
  -----------------------------------------------------
    c1. cp sundance.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net
    *note: The `uname -r` is a command. Don't replace `uname -r` with
            2.4.18, 2.4.20smp, or some others. Must type `uname -r` directly.

    c2. Add the following lines at /etc/modules.conf:
                 
              alias eth0 sundance
              options sundance <optional parameters>
                                     
    c3. Run "netconfig" or "netconf" to create configuration script

              ifcfg-eth0 located at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or
              create it manually.
              [see - Configuration Script Sample]

    c4. Driver will automatically load and configure at
              next boot time.
             
    c5. Configuration Script Sample
    ===========================
        Here is a sample of a simple configuration script:

        DEVICE=eth0
        USERCTL=no
        ONBOOT=yes
        POOTPROTO=none
        BROADCAST=207.200.5.255
        NETWORK=207.200.5.0
        NETMASK=255.255.255.0
        IPADDR=207.200.5.2
             

3. Driver Parameter
-------------------
  If you want to change the link speed, you could use parameter after
  insmod command.
 
  insmod sundance.o <optional parameter>    ; add parameter

  ========================================================================
  example: insmod sundance.o media=100mbps_hd
  or            insmod sundance.o media=3
  or            insmod sundance.o media=1,2,3,4        ; for 4 cards or IP100
  ========================================================================             
 
  Parameter Description
  =====================
  You can install this driver without any addtional parameter. However, if
  you are going to have extensive functions then it is necessary to set
  extra parameter. Below is a list of the command line parameters supported
  by the Linux device driver.

media=xxxxxxxxx                        - Specifies the media type the NIC operates at.
                                  autosense        Autosensing active media.
                                  10mbps_hd        10Mbps half duplex.
                                  10mbps_fd        10Mbps full duplex.
                                  100mbps_hd        100Mbps half duplex.
                                  100mbps_fd        100Mbps full duplex.
                                  0                Autosensing active media.
                                  1                10Mbps half duplex.
                                  2                10Mbps full duplex.
                                  3                100Mbps half duplex.
                                  4                100Mbps full duplex.
                                  By default, the copper devices operate at
                                  autosense, the fiber devices operate at
                                  100Mbps full duplex.
                                  Note that, the fiber adapter only support
                                  100Mbps half/full duplex types.       

  If wanting to change speed, this driver needed to be unloaded and reloaded with
  new media parameter. Use rmmod to unload and insmod to reload driver.
  ========================================================================
  example: rmmod sundance.o
              insmod sundance.o media=3
  ========================================================================   

flowctrl=[0|1]                        - Specifies the flow control function.
                                  0        Disable flow control.       
                                  1        Enable flow control.       

4. None EEPROM
--------------
  If you want to use none eeprom solution. Please put EEPROM EEDO pin to GND.
  And, please add following -DNO_EEPROM define in Makefile, and re-compile again.

MAPPING_MODE= -DUSE_IO_OPS -DNO_EEPROM

5. EEPROM MP (OEM Only)
-----------------------
  This is a special tool for OEM embedded system to burn eeprom value with
  MAC address. It is not for normal user. If you need this tool, please contact
  us directly. Thanks.
 
  5.1. unzip mp.zip and put 'mp directory' in the same directory with
  sundance_main.c

  5.2. Change Makefile:
  Form: "MAPPING_MODE= -DUSE_IO_OPS"
  To: "MAPPING_MODE= -DUSE_IO_OPS -DMP_EEPROM"

  Rebuild and load driver

  5.3. Read MAC address form EEPROM
  #cat /proc/ICPlus_eth0/IPF_EEPROM

  5.4. Write MAC address to EEPROM
  #echo "001122334455">/proc/ICPlus_eth0/IPF_EEPROM

  5.5. Convert EEPROM.TXT to eeprom_data.h
  run eep_cvrt.exe will convert EEPROM.txt to eeprom_data.h for linux driver
  use.

and the folders mentioned in auto configuration dont exist and i dont know how to creat a configuration script
ohh btw this are the files in the cd:

compat
sundance_main
mii
mii
ethtool
crc32
makefile

peanutsmonkey 05-25-2012 08:46 PM

Are you able to run the command
Code:

lspci
in the terminal window and paste the results here?

Have you also downloaded the latest drivers from http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/do...sion=V1#tbl_a?

pablo.b 05-26-2012 08:30 PM

thank you very much. but i solved it installing linux mint debian and it worked...
can you tell me which backtrack version shuould i download? backtrack 5 r2 doesnt work in my machine...

peanutsmonkey 05-28-2012 04:40 PM

Your question is quite vague. What do you want to use BackTrack? What do you mean by it doesn't work on your device? It is probably better to post this as a different question as it has nothing to do with your original question. It'll help reduce any confusion.

kareempharmacist 05-28-2012 04:51 PM

you should mark the thread as solved


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