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Old 10-26-2007, 05:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 2wire 802.11b/g wireless adapter on Ubuntu7.04

Ubuntu will not see the wireless adapter in Device Manager. If I open a terminal window and use lspci,lsusb,dmesg,iwconfig and so forth, the usb controller is seen as Intel but the wireless adapter card is not listed. I have tried to get a Linux driver but doesn't write for Linux and refuses to tell me what chipset they use on their 802.11 b/g model that they supply to
SBCglobal. I have learned the chipset is by Conexant. I can dual boot into winXP and get the driver which is Prismsvr and there is a win32 alternate driver which is WlanUIG.sys
The wireless adapter works fine in XP and I know I could try ndiswrapper
using the XP adapters but a native linux driver may be available and better. So,
what is the chipset for this adapter?
is there a driver to deal with said chipset?
is anyone reverse engineering this 2wire product as they seem Linux-hostile?
I am on a Dellc610 Laptop and all else works well on the dual boot.
Thx in advance.
Old 10-26-2007, 10:05 PM   #2
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There is some choices as far as USB nic support. Now currently Atheros madwifi only supports pci/pcmcia type cards. I have seen some atheros based USB but madwifi does not support USB ones at this time. Next some conexant may work but still require the windows driver to be used a special way. Nexer used one so not sure on the facts. Just things I have read. Prism54 does support some USB as well using the ISL38xx chipset for the most part. It is a Softmac type chipset. Only have used real prism54 chipset with firmware file.

Check this link for info.

Old 10-28-2007, 08:18 AM   #3
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I have just sen a post that mentions ralink USB nics work out of the box since ralink modules exist in the kernel tree according to this post.

Old 11-01-2007, 05:55 AM   #4
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Ubuntu 7.10 Upgrade - Wireless issue

I certainly have the impression I'm not Robinson Crusoe with this problem.

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 I have no internet! A pity since everything was working so well beforehand.

I'd be interested in finding out how to resolve my Linksys WUSB54G/4 problem. It looks as though a connection is established, but in both Roaming and Manual setups but there is no action.



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