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Old 09-28-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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2wire usb 802.11b ADAPTER !!! (works)

Hi, i am so glad i got this 2WIRE USB wirelessB adapter to work, thanks to all you LINUX USERS trail & error post, I follow link & took my own suggestions & made it work. THANKS SO MUCH !!! & thanks to me (i know, i am conceded jk)

here are my STEPS for making this work !!!

1. if Necessary, uninstall any previous drivers w/ "ndiswrapper -e"

2. download this: from

3. unzip & install the driver "AmPsmNIC.INF" from the Winxp folder w/ ndiswrapper -i

4. do a "ndiswrapper -d 1630:ff81 ampsmnic"

5. do a depmod -a *when you do this your 2wire will power on if it works, if not just continue the steps below*

6. do a modprobe ndiswrapper ( IF modprobe doesnt work, try & install ndis from source w/ out Errors. BUT DOING the "DEPMOD -A" actually does the activation for the hardware, so in THEORY, you dont really need MODPROBE NDISWRAPPER. but i havent tested that THEORY. So please n e one prove me wrong or right cus i would like to know :0) )

7. test to see if it works by doing "iwconfig or iwconfig wlan0"

example if it works:

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig wlan0
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 recommend version 18 of Wireless Extension,
but has been compiled with version 17, therefore some driver features
may not be available...

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"2WIRE026" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 000:9E4:30:41
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=-121 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:2254-7081-23 Security mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-47 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:34 Invalid misc:34 Missed beacon:0

8. If the above steps doesnt work, reboot computer, uninstall driver, then reinstall driver, depmod -a (hopfully the 2wire powers on), modprobe ndiswrapper for the sake of it if you can.

9. from there just go ahead & configure your settings in GUI or COMMAND_LINE. remember the ESSID needs to be exactly the same as your router/etc.


Last edited by shiny311; 09-28-2005 at 07:19 AM.
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this would be more suitable to be posted as a LinuxAnswer:
Old 09-28-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Please continue here:

As acid_kewpie said, this could easily be added as an LA or to the LQ Wiki.

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