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I'm trying to setup a USB wireless card (Linksys WUSB11 v2.5) on my Slackware 10.2 box. I've finally gotten the linux-wlan-ng package to compile for my kernel, but I'm stumped when it comes to getting the darned thing to work. I've found various stuff online, all of which is for a different init system. For example, being told to edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 when I should really be editing /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf, right?
So far, the card is plugged in and the prism2_usb module is loaded. wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable responds
The main problem with linux-wlan-ng is that it really doesn't use the normal wireless tools for configuring the card. However, Slackware (and pretty much every other distro) does use wireless tools for configuring wireless cards. My understanding is that part of the linux-wlan-ng package is its own set of configuration tools. Since I've never used it, I'm afraid that all I can say is you're going to have to read the documentation on how to configure.
Yes, wlanctl-ng is linux-wlan-ng's configuration tool. Unfortunately, it's not working.
My card has a Prism2/2.5/3 chipset, so it should be supported by both linux-wlan-ng and wireless tools/extensions. So how can I get my card to work with wireless tools? It's like it's not actually reaching the USB, like it doesn't know where the card actually is or something.
Can somebody using wireless tools post their working rc.inet1.conf?
My card has a Prism2/2.5/3 chipset, so it should be supported by both linux-wlan-ng and wireless tools/extensions
One of us is missing something here. The wireless tools interact with a driver (kernel module) and in this case it is linux-wlan-ng. Since that driver doesn't use wireless tools, you would have to use a different driver in order for this to work. As long as you are using linux-wlan-ng, you probably can't use wireless tools. From reading your thread, I'm assuming that you don't have a different driver. Is that right or is there another driver?
No, I wasn't aware there was another driver unless I use a Window driver with ndiswrapper. That option is looking better and better, but I heard ndiswrapper doesn't always support all of the wireless tools functions.
Okay, I must say ndiswrapper was very nice and easy. I can load the driver (I think) and view it's settings with ifconfig and iwconfig. Unfortunately, my setup seems a little screwy. I can't change the frequency from 24.37 MHz. It doesn't seem to be getting an IP from the router's DHCP (the ethernet still does).
Dmesg after modprobing ndiswrapper:
ndiswrapper version 1.7 loaded (preemt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver lswlusb (Linksys,) loaded
wlan: vendor: 'Instant Wireless USB Network Adapter ver.2.5'
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:06:25:xx:xx:xx using driver lswlusb, 066B:2212.F.conf
ndiswrapper (set_auth_mode:686): setting auth mode to 3 failed (C0010015)
wlan0: encryption modes supported: none
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper
This could mean the driver doesn't really work, right? It's the one from the Linksys website. My card isn't listed on the ndiswrapper wiki, so I'll try to find another driver and see how that goes.
the ndiswrapper website lists chipsets and where you should get the drivers from.
the driver from link sys may not work because it may be hacked by link sys. it is best to get the basic driver from the chipset vendor