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Old 07-09-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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USB wireless adapter & Linux

Does anyone know a distribution of Linux that my microsoft wireless 802.11b USB Adapter will work with? Or are there any third party solutions?
Thanks, Todd

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Old 03-13-2006, 03:12 AM   #2
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Try booting into linux with the USB adaptor attached.
Then type 'iwconfig' from the command line #
it may list the wireless adaptor in there as eth1/2 or wlan0 or rausb0 etc...

If it is not listed then you may need to instll the driver and associated firmware and make sure that the generic 802.11 stack is included in your kernel..

I have a PCMCIA card (prism2 chipset) and it got autodetected and lists as 'wlan0'
i also have a IPW2200 (intel wireless) built in card which lists as 'eth1' <-- i had to manually instll this however'.
I also have a DWL-122 (Dlink USB Dongle) - i had to install the drivers for this too - this lists as 'rausb0'

Have a look at:

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Um, not to rain on the parade, but the original post is almost three years old. My guess is that the problem ceased to matter a long time ago.
Old 03-13-2006, 08:40 PM   #4
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hey hangdog..

HAHA LOL! Whoops!
Newbie to linux and a newbie to forums by the looks.
Thanks for pointing that out...



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