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Old 12-17-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Wireless Network Setup Help

I hope someone can help. I am just about at my wits end. I have tried just about every suggestion I can find and no joy. Anyway, hope someone can help.

Things tried so far:
Installed fresh ubuntu 9.04 without wireless network adapter plugged in.
Modprobe (as su) for rt2800usb didn't do anything.
I dl'd the linux driver (v2.2.0.0) extracted drivers and ran make and make install - no change.
I edited the file for wpa supplicant and native wpasupplicant to y.
Edited os/linux/usb_main_dev.c and added device id (from lsusb output)
lssub output shows Belkin USB.

Also, tried using ndiswrapper but got an error saying ndiswrapper interface not found. (I have verified that ndiswrapper is installed.)

My eth0 card works fine it is just the wireless that I am having trouble with. Nothing I do seems to recognize the Network Adapter. Router shows wired but not wireless connection. All works fine in Windows XP.

My box:
CPU running at 2 GHz, 3 GiB ram
Dual boot with Windows XP Pro
Belkin N150 Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter
Belkin N150 Enhanced Wireless Router

Anyway, that's the story. Thx in advance for your help.
Old 12-17-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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It appears that you have already found the right driver....

First, try this:

Shutdown the computer and boot up with the wireless adapter plugged in. Open a terminal and enter "sudo iwconfig". Most devices will say "no wireless extensions", but one of them (eg wlan0) should have about 10 lines of information, including the MAC address of the wireless card. This tells you that the driver is installed and working.

If the driver is there, then try: (assumes the the wireless is on wlan0---iwconfig tells you this)
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
Old 12-18-2009, 09:51 PM   #3
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No joy yet. But will keep working on it with your help.

Here are the results of:

jerry@jerry-desktop:~$ sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

jerry@jerry-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 050d:935b Belkin Components
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:09c2 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2105 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c50e Logitech, Inc. MX-1000 Cordless Mouse Receiver
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

jerry@jerry-desktop:~$ sudo dmesg | tail
[ 110.365609] type=1503 audit(1261192870.442:10): operation="socket_create" family="appletalk" sock_type="dgram" protocol=0 pid=6022 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
[ 110.365633] type=1503 audit(1261192870.442:11): operation="socket_create" family="econet" sock_type="dgram" protocol=0 pid=6022 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
[ 110.365654] type=1503 audit(1261192870.442:12): operation="socket_create" family="ash" sock_type="dgram" protocol=0 pid=6022 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
[ 110.365675] type=1503 audit(1261192870.442:13): operation="socket_create" family="x25" sock_type="seqpacket" protocol=0 pid=6022 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
[ 110.365803] type=1503 audit(1261192870.442:14): operation="inode_permission" requested_mask="::r" denied_mask="::r" fsuid=7 name="/proc/6022/net/dev" pid=6022 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
[ 354.443319] eth0: link up.
[ 354.443756] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 354.526491] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 364.960020] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 635.512016] pan0: no IPv6 routers present



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