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Old 09-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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hacking AE3000 USB


I have a Linksys AE3000 USB wireless adapter that I want to connect to my Debian server with access to my home wireless network. I know that native support for this device is normally unavailable, but I found a Blogger who describes a hack of the RT3573 module driver source. I followed his instructions, and it worked (kind of)! The blue LED flashes, and 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig' both show the device. Here is the 'iwconfig' results:

ra0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:aa:4b:e9:7f:67
inet6 addr: fe80::22aa:4bff:fee9:7f67/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1248 (1.2 KiB) TX bytes:9476 (9.2 KiB)



and here the 'iwconfig' results:

ra0 Ralink STA ESSID:"11n-AP" Nickname:"RT2870STA"
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:0 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

But ISSID is "11n-AP" instead of my home network ID. I understand that AP stands for 'access point', but beyond that I am in the dark. Is this something that I can use to access my network, or is this a dead end. Any advice or suggestions are welcome.

T. Rosmond
 
Old 09-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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http://geekniggle.blogspot.com/2012/...sb-dongle.html
 
Old 09-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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solved!
 
Old 09-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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What did you do to fix it?
 
Old 09-14-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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Nothing very mysterious. After installing the hacked module and loading it, I had to edit the wireless configuration menu to enter my network name and the device hardware address. I am not yet familiar with Debian, so had to dig around a while to find things. After that the device was recognized and my network came up. The real key is to get the hacked source code for the chipset. I believe you have seen where to get that.
 
  


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