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Old 10-04-2003, 11:03 PM   #1
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Infrastructure Linksys WUSB11 ver. 2.6


Hello,

I need help getting my internet to work with a Linksys WUSB ver.2.6 network adapter. I am currently running Windows XP on a Pentium III computer. I have a variety of linux distributions available to me and I am willing to switch to whichever will work. I would like to point out that i am connecting to a Infrastructure WAP and i dont believe a Ad-Hoc or other type will work. Please help me i really need internet on linux!!

Thanks,
mike
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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I thought you had this working a while back, remember that thread? Ah, well, my memory is failing (must be the booze )

Anyway, here's the most important thing I learned about this device whilst working through this whole thing with ematrixxx on that thread, the device needs to have an ip address before it will reliably accept your iwconfig commands.

So, do "ifconfig wlan0 10.0.0.1", then "iwconfig mode managed rate 11M channel 1 key xxxx-xxxx-xx essid thename", then do "dhclient wlan0" or "dhcpcd -d wlan0".

The drivers from the berlios website are apparently better for this device than the atmelwlandriver modules.

One last thing, sort of anti-thetical to the last paragraph, but beginning with 9.1, Mandrake is installing the atmelwlandriver set in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/3rdparty/atmelwlan, including the usb modules, to me, if they're shipping them, they must work with mdk 9.1.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:08 AM   #3
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Do you think the same deal could work for Suse 8.2 or 8.1? (I sort of prefer those) I heard that there is a AmtelWLAN Driver somewhere inside the distribution.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:12 AM   #4
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I truly don't know about suse, never tried it, but I've heard that they tend towards the bleeding-edge of things like mandrake, I'm sure you can check it out before buying it.

In any case there's a howto for mandrake 9.1 out there, I think the guy's name is stevens or something, he's using the drivers from berlios, so whichever distro you like, you should be able to compile/install and adapt his howto to.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:19 AM   #5
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Yeah i was just curious because i recently purchesed suse 8.2 and it said theres extended WLAN support. The thing i'm most concerned about tho is setting it up for an Infrastructure network.
I really need to make sure whatever setup i use is compatible with a Infrastructure network or i definately won't have internet.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:28 AM   #6
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I'm thinkin about installing slackware 9 or mandrake instead then and i'll check back on this thread later im goin 2 sleep..
thanks for ur help!
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:45 AM   #7
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no prob, I'd love to see you get this working...infrastructure mode should be no problem, I've worked with at least 3 other people here who got it working in that mode on mdk 9/9.1, and I believe one was slack9.

By the way, got mdk 9.1 installed on my fastest machine now, and I must say it truly is a beautiful thing, in addition to lots-o-eye-candy, the only 3rd party thing I had to do was for my gf3 card. Everything else was immediately functional (ok, acpi is a totally different issue, but apm works fine). I'm curious now if I plug my plustek scanner back in whether it is finally going to be supported out-of-the-box, it would be sweet.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:37 AM   #8
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It looks like your Adapter uses the Atmel chipset (http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html). I haven't got the same adapter, but I have a usb adapter with the same chipset, so you should be able to follow the same instructions as I did.

You can download a driver from http://atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.net/news.html and I used the howto under usb.

http://atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.net/howto/howto.html

Hope this helps

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Old 10-05-2003, 06:15 PM   #9
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okay i installed mandrake 9.1 (the free distribution) according to akabeavis' good judgement :-) I have all my devices connected and working except the WUSB11. I would like to know exactly what driver to download and when to connect the usb device.
Thanks, mike
 
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Don't think you're going to have to download/compile anything as 9.1 includes the drivers in /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/3rdparty/atmelwlan, all we need to do is figure out which one in that directory it is, and we can rule out anything beginning with pcmf, those are for pcmcia cards, I think usbvnet_rfmd is the best place to start your modprobe'ing.

It looks like if you plug your device in and do a "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices", it should be listed correctly as a wusb11, I found it listed in /usr/share/usb.ids on line #1231, I'm curious if any module gets loaded for it automatically when you plug it in, check with an "lsmod", if so a device for it should exist when you do ifconfig -a, that did not exist before you plugged it in, might be named eth1, wlan0, etc.

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Old 10-05-2003, 07:19 PM   #11
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[root@localhost flip]# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00
S: Product=USB UHCI Root Hub
S: SerialNumber=e400
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=255ms
T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 3 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=fe(app. ) Sub=01 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=077b ProdID=2219 Rev= 1.00
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=fe(app. ) Sub=01 Prot=00 Driver=(none)


usb.ids contains 2211 WUSB11 Wireless Ethernet on line 1231

[root@localhost flip]# ifconfig -a
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:410 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:410 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:30920 (30.1 Kb) TX bytes:30920 (30.1 Kb)


so umm.. yeah lol
the drivers (i think thats what they were) weere in the directory you said. i really have no idea what to do here...
any help would be great :-D

thanks alot!
mike
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:37 PM   #12
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ok, we do it the hard way, I'm going to have to go the mandrake club forums and ask somebody why the drivers are there in the 3rdparty dir, but go unused by the config tools...

in any case, let's start with the most likely suspect:
1. with the device plugged in, at a root console type: modprobe usbvnet_rfmd, if no errors, continue.
2. now do ifconfig -a, you should have an eth0 or wlan0 device listed.
3. iwconfig should also show something for this device
post back if this is true, otherwise we'll try one of the other 3
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:03 PM   #13
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well i tried modprobe and it said thiers no such module to load, i looked at ifconfig -a and it didn't say anything new, iwconfig said that theres no wireless extensions or somethin like that..
i think i'm gonna have to download the berlios driver then , right ?
help!!

thanks,
mike
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:09 PM   #14
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hmm, what does "ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/3rdparty/atmelwlan" show you?
If nothing's there, then the berlios drivers will of course work, although I must say I'm a bit surprised the atmelwlan drivers aren't available.
 
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No such file or directory
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