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Old 02-09-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation Netgear MA111 Wireless USB Adapter woes


Recently bought a Netgear MA111 Wireless USB Adapter for my box. My house is pretty big and I hate having cables lying all around the place. Before the purchase I checked wether I could get this particular adapter to work in linux, and it's compatible with the linux-wlan-ng drivers.
The problem is that I can't get it to work. I've spent a number of hours probing the forums but I can't seem to find anything.

The drivers are compiled and installed.
I can run 'modprobe prism2_usb prism2_doreset=1' as the README suggests without errors and my lsmod shows that the module is loaded, together with another one (not sure what it's called since I'm on windoze now).

It's the next step however that fudges it all:

'wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable'

only returns an error:

error: wlan0: no such device

So now I'm stuck. I've tried the script that ships with the driver called 'rc.wlan', it returns exactly the same error.

Any help/pointers will be greatly appreciated...
CheerS!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
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run iwconfig and see what you get

it sometimes registers as eth0 or eth1 instead of wlan0
make sure you have a file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 (or /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, as the case may be) and that it has this:

DEVICE=wlan0
TYPE=Wireless
MODE=Managed
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes

I have a tutorial which you might find usefull http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...759#post742759

I'm pretty sure the driver I use supports yours as well
 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:25 AM   #3
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You have to add the following line to your /etc/modules.conf

alias wlan0 prism2_usb
options wlan0 prism2_doreset=1

This should do it.

/Michael
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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If it is loaded and appears in the read out of iwconfig then it's ready to go, use DHCP to get an IP and connect to your network

cg
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:15 AM   #5
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hey guys, thanks for everyone's comments. piecing together the suggestions here, i was finally able to get my ma111 to work on suse 9.1 personal (after about 8 hours of trying stuff, upgrading suse, etc).

ultimately, i think it was the options doreset=1 that was key for me.

i still have to use the command dhcpcd to get an ip and such from my router, any way i can automate this so it is done automatically at startup? sorry, i'm relatively new to linux.

thanks again.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:07 AM   #6
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I'm not very familiar with Suse, but you'll probably need to make a copy of
Code:
/rc.d/init.d/net.eth0
and call it
Code:
/rc.d/init.d/net.wlan0
. Of course, you may have to emacs or nano it to change / add a few things - like
Code:
iwconfig_wlan0 mode managed
and
Code:
ifconfig_wlan0=( "dhcp" )
. And then make symbolic links
Code:
ln -s
to that new script in
Code:
/rc.d/rc3/
and
Code:
/rc.d/rc5/
.

More than likely Suse has a gui configurator for this in YaST or the KDE's Kontrol Center (or whatever it's called)

I hope that helps get you on the right path.
BTW: I found that the at76c503-rfmd berlios module worked a little smoother for me.

Last edited by CoolAJ86; 09-20-2004 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 02:39 AM   #7
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For some reason lately Linux will lose my MA111. It still shows wlan connected but I can't do any network or internet functions until I unplug the adapter and plug it back in.

What's the deal? I'm on Mandrake 10.1
 
  


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