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Old 06-01-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Need help regarding wlan setup in Redhat Linux....

Hi .. My name is Sandeep ...
I've purchased a Alfa AWUS036H USB Adapter .. to connect through wireless connection in Linux..
I'm using Redhat Linux on my system .. I'm completely new to Linux .. I had never used Linux Before ...
The kernel virsion I'm using is 2.6.18
Now I want to setup my USB card in monitor mode ...

But I'm unable to do this ...

So I have drivers for that card with me but I don't they gonna work..
because as I had searched on internet till now is that I need at least 2.6.23 version of kernel... I also got a tip on internet that I can use my windows drivers on this version by using ndiswrapper ... I've tried this till now but still I'm not able to use my USB card for connecting to internet either.

so can you plz tell me the complete steps. os thet I can use Internet on my Linux Redhat Syatem... I can't use any other version or Distribution of Linux.

The steps which I had gone through are :

I've checked through "lsusb" ... It is showing my usb card like this :

"Bus 001 Device 004 :ID obda:8187 Realtek Semi......................"

Now then I go to "System-->Administration-->Network"

It shows a window with all present connections ...
Then I click on "NEW" button for a new wireless connection ....
It opens a new window to setup connection .. there is a side menu .. which contains various option including Ethernet LAN and New Wireless Connection .......
I had chosen New Wireless Connection .... then it opens a window ..
"Select Wireless Device" ... there it is showing only one option ...
"Other Wireless Card" ...
so I think ..It must show my USB adapter here so that I can select it but is not showing ..may be bcoz it's drive is not installed ....

So plz tell me weather I'm following the right steps or not ....
Plz provide me drivers for this card ...
I'm really stuck in this .. and needs help ASAP ....

Thanks in Advance ....
Old 06-01-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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If you did use ndiswrapper correctly, ndiswrapper -l will show you that the driver is installed and that the hardware is present; you need to load the ndiswrapper kernel module using modprobe -i ndiswrapper (if you didn't use additional scripts to configure ndiswrapper). To have ndiswrapper ready at boot time, you have to add it in /etc/modules (just add a new line: "ndiswrapper" (no quotes)).

If you've got problems using ndiswrapper, look here:

N.B.: Please don't double post! You won't get help faster, you're diverting attention, and you may need to collect information instead of having it all in one thread. Not good - neither for you nor for those who want to help.



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