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Old 09-30-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
sabaka
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Need help configuring the linux-wlan.org driver.


Hey all.

I have a Linksys Wireless USB Network Adapter WUSB11 ver. 2.5. To have network access I need to make a driver and then configure it. I am a little confused about what to do after making the driver ('make install'). I followed the README file in the FOR USB USERS, totally ignoring ALL OTHER CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS. However, I failed and my card (which is on but can't connect to any network, blinking network light, stable power light) cannot connect to default (the name of my home network, created through a router base station)

This is EXACTLY what I did AFTER make install:

*Plugged in my USB adapter
*ran modprobe prism2_usb prism2_doreset=1
*ran wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
*ran wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=default authtype=opensystem
*ran ifconfig wlan0 x.x.x.x

NOTE: things in italics are my personal settings. I have questions about these.

Question1: I have 2 macs in my house. To connect to my router I use a nice graphical interface on the mac and connect to default. To connect to this I require NO password. Is default my SSID????

Question2: Do I need to enter my IP ADDRESS if I enabled (during initial Redhat installation, for NETWORK CARD LAN settings) DHCP?? Is there any way to enable DHCP for this WLAN driver?

Question3: Can I TOTALLY IGNORE ALL OTHER CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS in the README. I only followed the FOR USB USERS section. I feel that I may have missed something (like editing .conf files or copying files into new locations).

Question4: If I did configure something INCORRECTLY, can I simply REDO everything. Start with a fresh pre-compiled driver folder, configure it, compile, it, etc.??? Will redoing everything work, or will certain files remain, messing up everything? I ask this because I think I may have messed configuring the driver before compiling it (eventhough I followed the instructions carefully, mainly pressing enter for everything except the USB driver part, which was default '[n]: ', I typed 'y' and pressed enter).

Thanks for all the input.

Last edited by sabaka; 09-30-2003 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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What kind of bridge / router are you attempting to connect it to ? I believe that linksys bridges use SSID of default.

and you adapter should probably set a manual ip untill you get connectivity, and dhcp it.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:03 PM   #3
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you adapter should probably set a manual ip untill you get connectivity, and dhcp it.
Do I use my regular IP (which I can find from sites like www.whatismyipaddress.com)??

Also, how do I "dhcp it"??? <- I really want to do this, because I don't quite remember the second part of the IP (..x.x.x:x).
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:17 AM   #4
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DHCP*

under the script for the device ex:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes

But you can set any ip addres you want for the card. More than likely 192.168.1.x is going to work.

ifconfig wlan 192.168.1.250
ifconfig wlan up
 
  


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