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Old 11-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
wlfdrgn5656
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Want to use my notebook adapter....wpc54g #3...


I can't seem to get my adapter to work on my Debian Squeeze system. I have the wpc54g linksys notebook adapter and disk... but the disk will not autorun...I have gotten as far as to the adapter being activated, shows connection 97%, but I can't surf! Help! Please...
 
Old 11-06-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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First of all, you generally don't use Windows drivers under Linux, so the CD you have is irrelevant. Secondly, what specifically is the problem? Can you post error messages or any other information? It appears that you can connect and were able to post at LQ under Linux. Maybe post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig (you'll need to run those commands in a terminal as root).
 
Old 11-06-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hi Nylex, check this out please... am i missing somthing?

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"2WIRE502"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 3C:EA:4F:3C:10:41
Bit Rate=48 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:8773-1012-22
Power Managementff
Link Quality=61/70 Signal level=-49 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
 
Old 11-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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ifconfig...

Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:ca:d4:cb:11
inet addr:192.168.1.70 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::240:caff:fed4:cb11/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:8007 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4022 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2950399 (2.8 MiB) TX bytes:849350 (829.4 KiB)
Interrupt:10

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:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1584 (1.5 KiB) TX bytes:1584 (1.5 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:18:39:50:af:3b
inet addr:192.168.1.90 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::218:39ff:fe50:af3b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:210 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:53 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:16109 (15.7 KiB) TX bytes:11742 (11.4 KiB)
 
Old 11-06-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Normally, eth0 refers to the wired ethernet connection and eth1 or wlan0 to the wireless one.

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Originally Posted by wlfdrgn5656 View Post
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:18:39:50:af:3b
inet addr:192.168.1.90 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::218:39ff:fe50:af3b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:210 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:53 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:16109 (15.7 KiB) TX bytes:11742 (11.4 KiB)
The fact that your wireless connection (wlan0) is reporting an ip address would seem to indicate that your card is working, regardless of what might happen with the CD.

Also, the ifconfig output you report shows two ip addresses: 192.168.1.70 and 192.168.1.90. Are you trying to test the wireless with a cable plugged in? Also, can you connect and browse with a wired ethernet connection? Being able to do that would narrow the problem to the wireless connection; being unable to do that would indicate that something larger is going on. The key to troubleshooting is eliminating possibilities with certainty one at a time.

I found this: It's quite old, but has been updated to indicate that the card is supported in the 2.6.x version kernels.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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Smile I would like to thank you guys...

I had downloaded the "wireless tools" in root, but had to install manually. I installed the wireless tools from the software center... instead of scrolling to find "Wicd network manager" I used the search bar in the software center. Then I clicked install. After that my adapter was showing wireless connections!! Then I had to go through the properties of the network manager to use wpa and save the network key. Now my "debian squeeze OS" is using my "linksys adapter wpc54g #3."
 
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Good to hear it's working. Please mark the thread as solved (under "Thread Tools" at the top), if you consider it as such.
 
  


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