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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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usb wifi appears like ethernet on ifconfig


hi, im trying to configurate my wifi usb dongle belkin 4050 v2 on slackware 14 , but when i do ifconfig wlan0 up , it says wlan0 (ethernet) not letting me use wicd , im using wpa , so i cant use iwconfig. iwlist seems to work properly. If i have to upload any output , im a noob, so i dont know where to find those output files, im sorry if thats a must. thank you
ps: i didnt install anything like drivers or firmwares, im trying to get it work out of the box.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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instead of wlan0, try

ifconfig usb0 up

That's the command I use to start usb tethering with my phone.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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thank you , but it doesnt work


iwconfig

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementn


ifconfig -a

eth0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 90:2b:34:32:91:17 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
device interrupt 20 memory 0xf7c00000-f7c20000

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 16436
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
loop txqueuelen 0 (Local Loopback)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

wlan0: flags=4098<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 00:22:75:d8:63:f2 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04d9:0461 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04f3:0103 Elan Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 050d:935b Belkin Components F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v2000 [Ralink RT3070]

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller (rev 04)


When booting i can see that loads the rt2800usb module, can that be the problem?
do i need to load any firmware?
thank you

Last edited by evocarz; 12-10-2012 at 07:21 AM.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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did you install wicd from /extras on the install dvd?

Also, which desktop environment are you using? KDE can sometimes get in its own way with networking.
 
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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Thank you very much for your responses , NetworkManager was off. Just turn it on and its working great.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Great! Glad you got it sorted out.

Enjoy Slackware!

Last edited by ahzthecat; 12-10-2012 at 06:33 PM. Reason: didn't check for new posts first ;-)
 
  


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