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Old 09-28-2005, 07:01 AM   #1
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2WIRE usb 802.11b ADAPTER !!! ( it works :0) )


Hi, i am so glad i got this 2WIRE USB wirelessB adapter to work, thanks to all you LINUX USERS trail & error post, I follow link & took my own suggestions & made it work. THANKS SO MUCH !!! & thanks to me (i know, i am conceded jk)

here are my STEPS for making this work !!!

1. if Necessary, uninstall any previous drivers w/ "ndiswrapper -e"

2. download this: 842x_usb.zip from proxim.com/support/all/orinoco/software/download

3. unzip & install the driver "AmPsmNIC.INF" from the Winxp folder w/ ndiswrapper -i

4. do a "ndiswrapper -d 1630:ff81 ampsmnic"

5. do a depmod -a *when you do this your 2wire will power on if it works, if not just continue the steps below*

6. do a modprobe ndiswrapper ( IF modprobe doesnt work, try & install ndis from source w/ out Errors. BUT DOING the "DEPMOD -A" actually does the activation for the hardware, so in THEORY, you dont really need MODPROBE NDISWRAPPER. but i havent tested that THEORY. So please n e one prove me wrong or right cus i would like to know :0) )

7. test to see if it works by doing "iwconfig or iwconfig wlan0"

example if it works:

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig wlan0
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 recommend version 18 of Wireless Extension,
but has been compiled with version 17, therefore some driver features
may not be available...

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"2WIRE026" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 000:9E4:30:41
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=-121 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:2254-7081-23 Security mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-47 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:34 Invalid misc:34 Missed beacon:0


8. If the above steps doesnt work, reboot computer, uninstall driver, then reinstall driver, depmod -a (hopfully the 2wire powers on), modprobe ndiswrapper for the sake of it if you can.

9. from there just go ahead & configure your settings in GUI or COMMAND_LINE. remember the ESSID needs to be exactly the same as your router/etc.

GOOD LUCK & LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES !!!

-Shiny ( my name is really shiny )

Last edited by shiny311; 09-28-2005 at 07:09 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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