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Old 05-14-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Wireless networking

My Airlink AWLC3028/AWLH3028 works well under Windows. However under LINUX it works only sometimes for short periods.
Old 05-15-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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Sounds like the first place to look would be the kernel logs. Check the logs as soon as the device stops working, and if you can, as soon as it starts again. The idea here is to find if there is something like a kernel/module bug, or perhaps some kind of misconfiguration.
Old 05-15-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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That looks like a Realtek 8185 card. It uses the rtl8185 module. you can try the command:


and check if it says anything about the failure.

Then try

lsmod | grep 8185

to check if the module is loaded. If not,

modprobe rtl8185

You can also try using


to connect.

Also, you can try,




to check if the


interface is up. If not, you can try,

/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up

By I advise using


to control the wireless connectivity.
Old 05-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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I searched the net with "Airlink AWLC3028" and happened to read this post by "untappedpilot2". It solved my problem. Thanks to "untappedpilot2". I am reproducing the post here below
"I've finally managed to get my Airlink AWLC3028 wireless card working on the most recent version of Xubuntu (Hardy) so I decided to write a tutorial for anyone else who is in the same boat I was!

-The installation process I describe here does require a working internet connection. I used the Windows Drivers via the ndiswrapper program.

1. Open the Synaptic Package Manager and install ndisgtk. This will require you to install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 and ndiswrapper-common. Do it.

2. After installation of ndiswrapper you're going to need to get ahold of the Win98 Drivers for AWLC3028. They can be found on the installation CD you received with your wireless card or they can be found at

(The driver file you want is the net8185.inf found in the Win98 directory.)

3. Copy the .inf file from your CD or .zip file to your User Directory.

4. Click Applications > System > Windows Wireless Drivers and click Install New Driver. Then point to the .inf file you just placed in your directory.

5. At this point it should say net8185 hardware present: yes and the act led light on your wireless card should start blinking.

6. From the point go ahead and open up the terminal. Go ahead and type ndiswrapper -l to verify you have the driver installed properly. You should get..

net8185 : driver installed

device (10EC:8185) present

7. In the terminal type sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and make sure you have

blacklist rtl8187

blacklist rtl818x

8. Go to Applications > System > Network. Unlock this and select the Wireless Connection and click Properties. Under properties select the connection you plan to use, pick your encryption type, enter your key, and select automatic configuration.

You're done! Your wireless connection should be working from here, if not you may need to reboot but you should be set. "

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Old 11-23-2011, 01:31 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Shyam Chhokra View Post
You're done! Your wireless connection should be working from here, if not you may need to reboot but you should be set.
Thanks! This worked for me on Debian Squeeze.
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Originally Posted by aer0usa View Post
Thanks! This worked for me on Debian Squeeze.
While im sure the sentiment might have been appreciated, had the OP actually been here, they have not logged in since 06-18-11, and there really was no reason to respond to a 6 month old thread...


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