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Old 02-02-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
rabelais
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Using Wireless Access Point


Have been trying unsuccessfully for months to configure a
Belkin WAP in my Debian Sarge install. I've had help from
this list earlier but, for some reason I just cannot get it to
work (maybe the chip in the hardware is not what I assume
it is).

I also have a Linksys 2.4GHz 802.11b 11Mbps Access Point
which I now intend to try. Despite googling, I cannot trace
a module to provide the driver. Does anyone know?

Grateful for any assistance.

John.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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is it a pcmcia card? try this..

http://www.saragossa.net/linux-tips/...Linux+LAN#belk
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:33 AM   #3
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Varun,
I'm sure it is not. But frankly, I'm not sure exactly what it
is or what it really does.

It's a plastic box 18cms square and some 4.5cms deep. It has a separate power supply and a lan connector socket (which
takes the type of connector I used with my wired network), and
two movable aerials.

The belkin wireless usb adaptor I can't get to work
in Debian works fine in W2000. So, I tried to set up the linksys
access point also in W2000. Connecting the box to a powered hub, and the hub to an ethernet card and then playing around
with a setup utility I found on Linksys' web site I managed to
get it as a separate entry in the belkin gui manger, but I couldn't
connect to the net. Scanning enables me to go from the belkin
connection to the linksys one - I can use the former but not the
latter.

If I try in Sarge or Sid, do I need load some module (if so which).

Thanks for your offering, but it won't help me.

John.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:09 PM   #4
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ok im very confused...let me clear it up...

ure broadband wireless router is linksys..

ure wireless adapter which connects to the computer is a USB Belkin..

and ure not able to get the net working ok in win 2000 or linux...

"Connecting the box to a powered hub, and the hub to an ethernet card "...please elaborate...im really confused..

also, can you please direct us to the manufacturers website of this belkin usb card...it will help us get an idea of what this thing is...cause wireless lan cards/miniPCI cards whatever are pretty compact and do not fit your dimensions at all..
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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one more thing...do u have the original WINDOWS drivers for the card? if so, u can try using NDIS wrapper to get it to work..

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

p.s - does this help?

http://www.gidforums.com/t-4390.html
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:29 AM   #6
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Hi Varun,
Clearly I'm explaining things badly. Forget the belkin
wireless access point - it works in W2000, but I cannot get it
to work in Debian, I've tried various atmel drivers and ndiswrapper, but to no avail.

So, I said forget the belkin hardware and try to get
this Linksys job working instead. I'm looking at the thing now - it says nothing about router, just 'wireless network access point'

A neighbour has a 2Gig connection and says I can
use it. Originally, we had a wired connection, but now he's gone all wireless. I can pick up his signal in my kitchen, and the belkin job works fine under W2000, but I want the connection in Debian.
At present for large downloads, I do these in W2000, burn to a
CD and get it into Debian that way. (I do have 120hrs per month
on a dial up connection, so I get at my ISP that way).

So there is my problem, how do I get it to work in Debian?

John.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:27 AM   #7
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ok, firstly, im guessing the belkin is NOT a wireless access point...a wireless access point is a thing which is right now probably on the walls of your neighbours house transmitting the wireless signal....and you DONT need drivers for that..

so the belkin is a wireless adapter/ of some sort..

anyway, like u said, ill forget the belkin. time for linksys


u said :

"Linksys' web site I managed to get it as a separate entry in the belkin gui manger"

now arent these supposed to be two different things? why would you want to access linksys thru the belkin GUI manager..

in win 2000, in device manager, tell me the exact name of the linksys wireless adapter..

does the linksys connect to the computer via USB also? have you tried recompiling the kernel? im sorry this is taking so long to solve, but im having a hard time figuring out your hardware... ; )
 
  


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