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Old 04-09-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation usb wlan card problems


I can not figure out how to install my 2wire usb wlan card on ubuntu 7.10

It is a prism card and have have bet my head against the wall for a week now.

I have installed Madwifi and ndiswrapper I can't get it to work.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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Well, MadWifi is for Atheros cards, not Prism. So clearly that isn't getting you anywhere. For Prism you want to be either using HostAP or Prism54, depending on the hardware.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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I installed both of those things over the weekend and still no luck.

I just installed the MadWifi hopping it would didn't expect it to though.

I have to get this going before I got back to school in JUNE.

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:12 AM   #4
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Could you be a little more specific about "no luck"? How did you install them, what happens when you try to load the driver when the device is connected, what do the system logs say, etc, etc.

Are you 100% sure it is Prism based? What information do you get from lsusb?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:54 AM   #5
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Maybe a deailed description of the device would be in place, and in addition information from dmesg/lsusb if there is any. It would be good to first make sure which chip the card is using, because that's what the driver selection depends on..and don't take the chip granted, it's known thing that (at least part of) manufacturers do change the chips used by some cadgets to win more for the price, and not alter the cadget name more than maybe one number or so (so for the customer it could be difficult to know which chipset that model means; it's not important if your OS is listed as "supported", but for Linux..well, you know). After this you can hunt down the right driver, or if there is no native driver, try out ndiswrapper which is may help you out if you only have Windows drivers. Note that ndiswrapper is not any better (usually only worse) than native drivers.

Just to mention, I've seen a few usb wlan cards/sticks that don't have Linux drivers, and though most of them have been working on Linux after all (trough ndiswrapper, for example), they haven't been the best pick-ups around. I recently bought an A-Link 54Mb wireless usb dongle (ZyDAS WLA-54L, driver zd1211rw), and it's the best I've seen; excellent signal quality (the other one I tried always stayed at half of that signal quality or lower), and the best of all, it started working less than a second after I plugged it in. No wonder the box said "Linux" was a supported operating system. And the price? A little over twenty euros, which makes it less than 30$. I'd say it's not bad price for this sort of thing that actually works - I rather pay a few extra coins than buy a cadget that is slightly cheaper and more than slightly less easily made working.

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:25 PM   #6
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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1630:0005
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


This is what I get when I put in lsusb

From what I gathered about the card it is a prism2 card.

2wire 802.11g USB wireless adapter.

it is the top card at this web site
[URL="http://www.2wire.com/?p=410"]
 
  


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