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Old 07-05-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Knoppix Wireless Networking - Connecting to the internet


I am on the knoppix CD, my Wireless Network Adaptor (usb external) and my onboard Ethernet are being detected as eth0 and eth1, I've not tried the on-board one yet, but I have tried to access my router, to get internet access.

IP: 10.0.0.3
Gateway: 10.0.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.0.0.0
Channel: 10
SSID: MyHomeNetwork991122
Encryption: Yes
Encryption Password: blablabla
DNS Server1: what.ever.what.ever
DNS Server2: what.ever.what.ever
Mode: Auto

It's manually set, and I've set all the correct options that work with windows, but it won't recognize it at all. There is no "connected" icon in the tray, how can I set it up properly to connect to the Wireless Network and let me on the internet ?

Is there any way I can get this to work. Also, how can I configure the sceen resolution ?. I have Knoppix 3.3 I have already downloaded 3.4 but not tried it yet, how would I go about updating the Knoppix 3.3 to 3.4 after it was installed to the hard disk. Is there a Knoppix Update similar to "Windows Update" ??

I am a newbie to linux knoppix(debian). I've installed Knoppix to the hard disk as I prefer that than the 6 CD Debian download. Plus Knoppix is the cooling lookest linux distribution out there.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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The chipset on the adapter is likely the culprit. What make, model and version is the wireless device? Knoppix is amazing, but it can't use a device for which it has no drivers.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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well, im not really sure, See its a little blue thing that plugs into the back of my usb port, it says on the device:

WL-USBL/EU
802.11b Wireless LAN USB Adaptor

That's how it is recognized by windows, and I've checked the windows driver inf file that came with the usb wireless pen adaptor (it looks like a blue memory stick) the inf says:

;*******************************************************************************
; Copyright 2000 OEM.
; AT76C503A based FastVNET USB 11M Network Adapter
;
; Supported OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
;
;*******************************************************************************
;*******************************************************************************
; Strings Section
;*******************************************************************************
[Strings]
VENDOR = "OEM"
DeviceDesc = "802.11b Wireless USB Adapter"
ServiceName = "FVNETusb(AR)" ;THIS IS CRITICAL TO BE DIFFERENT FOR EACH DEVICE TYPE. DO NOT USE SPACES IN THE STRING.
DriverDiskName = "802.11b Wireless USB Adapter Installation Disk"
Help_Text = "VirtualNET lets you set up easily and operate a Wireless LAN compliant with 802.11 Standard. It operates in the license free 2.4 GHz ISM band and achieves a peak data rate of 11 Mbs."

Also, what is the root password, I'm trying to install something from the Knoppix disk but it says need root password ? I've never set a root password and I was never given one when I put in the Knoppix CD ?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 02:32 PM   #4
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Good news, the Atmel chipset on the card is supported in Knoppix. Here's a setup page link (from Google cache, as the main site for the driver seems to be down).
http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache...x+debian&hl=en
I could not find when the Knoppix devs began to include this driver, so can't tell you whether going to 3.4 is required.

You could download and compile the driver without upgrading, but would need to get the Debian sources.

The root password question, from the Knoppix FAQ:
"Q: What is the root password?

A: There is none; all passwords are locked by default. There are several
sections you can read dealing with this subject in
KNOPPIX/README_Security.txt."
 
Old 07-05-2004, 05:09 PM   #5
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Hi I've been on that site, and downloaded the 0.11 drivers, but I am stuck now, I don't know anything about recompiling or knoppix very well. How can I proceed from here ? And what uis syslog ? and how do i load it ?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 08:15 PM   #6
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Untar the driver package (tar zxvf packagename.tar.gz) and look at the readme file.

Syslog is a record of system messages and is usually in /var/log/syslog.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:02 PM   #7
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After i do make and make install then what ?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:49 PM   #8
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If the make and make install complete with no errors, use the modprobe command to install the driver.
Post errors, if any, that follow the modprobe..
Use the ifconfig command to configure the wireless parameters.
 
  


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