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Old 03-02-2005, 07:50 AM   #1
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Wireless setup - M$ Mn-510 usb adapter


Alright, i'm a complete n00b when it comes to setting up networking stuff in linux.... so my question is, does anyone have any idea how to set this up in suse 9.2? I configure it through YAST a dozen different times during the install and never got it to see the internet.

So what exactly do i have to put for each of the parameters to get this thing to work? Its a DHCP wireless network, basic Linksys router. WEP is enabled, and i know my SSID. So how do i get this thing to see the router and get out to the internet?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:57 AM   #2
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Hello WRXHokie,

Can you post back the outputs from the following commands:
lspci
ifconfig
iwconfig
You can also check the wiki for more information on wireless networking.
Cheers
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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I'll post the results from those commands later tonight (at work now).

Where's the wiki you are referring to?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Main_Page
 
Old 03-02-2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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Okay... answers to the questions from above... please need some help on this one

linux:~ # lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Inter
face (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #1 (re
v 02)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #2 (re
v 02)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) Ultra ATA 100 Storage Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
0000:02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
0000:02:03.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
0000:02:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)

linux:~ # ifconfig
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:3A:2A:BD:00
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:7008 (6.8 Kb)

linux:~ # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"hokie" Nickname:"hokie"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:5D:C9:71
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power:-563219456 dBm
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:FBAC-7F44-67 Security modepen
Link Quality=92/92 Signal level=-40 dBm Noise level=-97 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
 
Old 03-02-2005, 04:50 PM   #6
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Dang, I meant lsusb, not lspci but no problems as your are almost there. Your adapter has associated with your router and has its MAC and ssid. Nice. Now you just need to either set a static IP address or grab a dynamic one using dhclient. Both can be done in YAST however to do the latter from the command line - you may need to be root:
dhclient wlan0
That should be it. It should grab an IP and you'll be set. If not, chuck back the output.
Cheers
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:26 PM   #7
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Did that and it tells me dhclient is not a command.... here is some more info i gathered.

linux:~ # lsusb
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 054c:0197 Sony Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 041e:4036 Creative Technology, Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:006e Microsoft Corp. MN510 802.11b Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

also this is the error that i get upon startup:

<notice>start services (network)
Setting up network interfaces:
lo
ERROR: command 'iwconfig lo mode Ad-hoc' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
ERROR: command 'iwconfig lo nick linux' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
ERROR: command 'iwconfig lo channel 6' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
ERROR: command 'iwconfig lo key off' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
ERROR: command 'iwconfig lo key open FBAC7F4467' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
ERROR: command 'iwconfig lo essid hokie' returned
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
done wlan0
ERROR: Could not determine device driver name
wlan0 (DHCP) . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
waiting
<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
Waiting for mandatory devices: wlan0
12 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
11 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
10 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
9 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
8 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
6 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
5 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
4 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
3 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
2 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
1 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939
0 <notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4942<notice>checkproc: /sbin/dhcpcd 4939

wlan0 interface could not be set up
failedSetting up service network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .failed
<notice>exit status of (network) is (7)
<notice>start services (syslog)
 
Old 03-03-2005, 04:24 AM   #8
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Okay. it looks like you've tried to configure the local loopback (lo) which is the reason for the first lot of errors. The second is concerning dhcpd, one method of getting an ip address. You do have dhclient on your system, you just need to provide the full path to it as in:
/usr/sbin/dhclient wlan0
or whereever it is located. If you need to find it then run
updatedb
as root followed by
locate dhclient
Hope this helps
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:34 AM   #9
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How do i unconfigure local loopback so i doesnt get all those errors?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 07:36 AM   #10
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dhclient is not on my system... i did a search for it in kde, not found.

and updatedb does recognize as a command either.

Maybe you are thinking of a different distro? i have SUSE 9.2
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:41 AM   #11
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Nope, I've used Suse and it has this command as well as updatedb as standard. Are you runnning the commands as root and did you install Suse from ftp, DVD or CD?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 05:15 PM   #12
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installed from a DVD... and was logged in as root. Didnt recognize either commands. Seems to me the error on the startup screen indicates that wlan0 either doesnt know to use the mn-510 as a wireless device or for some reason it cant find my router. What are your thoughts?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:04 PM   #13
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Also... i just checked to see if setting my default gateway to be my router IP would work, and it didnt.

It keeps giving me the error on startup that it cant find the driver name for my adapter. So why doesnt wlan recognize my wireless adapter driver?
 
Old 03-04-2005, 01:41 AM   #14
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WRXHokie,

It has found the driver and its configured it - your first post with the iwconfig response indicates this. Its important to locate the dhclient command before continuing - it does and will exist on your system.

http://www.novell.com/products/linux...cp-client.html

Therefore the command:
/sbin/dhclient wlan0
which is the full path to the command will perform an IP get instruction and, hopefully, grab an IP from your router. Its important not to over-complicate this one - post back any errors if you still have trouble.
Cheers
Chris
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:26 PM   #15
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I checked and double checked... its not on my system. So i'll install and post back results.
 
  


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