By apinta10 at 2006-06-26 11:33
Hello I wanted to submit a simple how to for installing 2 wirless cards.
1. PCMCIA RT2500 card - used a source for it and compiled it as a module.
First I used all with my default kernel on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. Works great. No dubts!
Unpack source RT61_Linux_STA_Drv184.108.40.206.tar.gz
As root! Any folder.
However there are 2 Files for Rt61 - source code and firmware. I dint copy firmware. So it worked without. You can try both.
there is a *Configure file. Tryed to execute it it didnt work as it should.
So we made a module! (Kernel HEADERS, sources are NEEDED)!
Modpost was made.
insert the card.
check for ra0:
or type: dmesg | grep ra0
it will come.
it should list the card without connecting to any SSID.
$: iwconfig ra0 essid -network name-
to check it.
$: ifconfig - it won't be listed > ra0
$: ifconfig ra0 up - activate ra0 (leds will blink - youll be connected to AP, OPEN AP, NO KEY and Encription, I used MAC address filtering for my Wireless, So I dont use encryption)
$: ifconfig - check for ra0 again (there wont be ip address i think... i didnt get it at first)...
$: dhclient ra0 - to activate DHCP client to get an IP from the router... (router needs to have DHCP server activated)....
$: ifconfig - to check again...
$: ping www.google.com - you should get reply...
2. Siemens USB Adapter 108
I lost two weeks settings this up. First i had slackware 10.1 coudn't make it work. So I installed ubuntu.
Ubuntu has intergrated Ndiswrapper 1.8 inside its kernel. And it is enough to push this card to make its job.
copy WindowsXP drivers to one folder in linux.
/home/s108 - example
since ndiswrapper does work in Ubuntu we need to install 2 files.
athfmwdl.inf i think its called and
YOU NEED TO COPY ALL FILES IN FOLDER FROM WINDOWS XP DRIVERS.
ndiswrapper -i athfmwdl.inf
ndiswrapper -i net5523.inf
ndiswrapper -l (you should get, driver installed, present) - plug in after you installed
modprobe ndiswrapper - type this ALWAYS after you installed something (you'll get errors if you do earlier)
look for ndiswrapper and wlan0 - if wlan0 is not listed type again dmesg (loads few seconds later)
iwconfig wlan0 essid -network-
This card should start atomatically and get ip address and all after you plugged it in!