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Old 11-04-2004, 05:42 AM   #1
Raphi
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can't select AP with WUSB54g (Linksys)


HI,

I have trouble with WUSB54G

everything is ok with WindowsXP, I have access to the DSL/wifi box

But I can't use my linux config on the same dual boot PC.

Install of driver and modules is OK.

here are my versions/logs :

kernel 2.6.9
usb2.0

dmseg
-=-=-=
ndiswrapper version 0.11@041103 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0c:41:fc:18:06 using driver wusb54g
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, AES/CCMP
usbcore: registered new driver wusb54g

ndiswrapper -l
-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Installed ndis drivers:
wusb54g driver present, hardware present

iwconfig wlan0
-=-=-=-=-=-=-
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422 GHz Access Point:
00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
RTS thr:2432 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption key:C923-E29C-6354-428D-4B44-C785-49 Security
mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:1 Missed beacon:0

iwlist wlan0 scan
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:07:CB:50:6F:79
ESSID:"PLUTON" //my Acces Point
Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-66 dBm Noise
level:-256 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Bit Rate:6 Mb/s
Bit Rate:9 Mb/s
Bit Rate:12 Mb/s
Bit Rate:18 Mb/s
Bit Rate:24 Mb/s
Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
Bit Rate:48 Mb/s
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
Extra:atim=3
Cell 02 - Address: 00:90:4B:87:778
ESSID:"WANADOO-E916" //an other ap
Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
...

everything seems OK until now...

but WUSB54 does never register with my access point PLUTON (but
everything is ok with Windows XP from the same computer/place, level
excellent 5 bars )
enc. key is OK, essid is OK...

iwconfig wlan0 essid PLUTON
iwconfig wlan0
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422 GHz Access Point:
00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
RTS thr:2432 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption key:C923-E29C-6354-428D-4B44-C785-49 Security
mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:1 Missed beacon:0

ESSID stays off
sec. mode open doesn't change anything...

can somebody help ?

thanks
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:35 AM   #2
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Obviuosly you'll need to have the essid set before you can connect. If iwconfig wlan0 shows it's still off after you set it you can try if it sets it if you try a couple of times with some period between it. For me it works then but I think you're not the only one who can't set his essid using iwconfig now. Not sure if there's a solution.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:31 PM   #3
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WUSB54G needs iwpriv wlan0 ndis_reset

I got it working !

in order to set essid you need to "reset card" with

iwpriv wlan0 ndis_reset

after iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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Hi, I had exactly the same problem as the original poster, except that once I try "iwpriv wlan0 ndis_reset" I get one of two outcomes:


outcome one (the better one):

I get the following error:

~# iwpriv wlan0 ndis_reset
Interface doesn't accept private ioctl...
ndis_reset (8BF0): Operation not supported

outcome two (not so good one):


Result of executing is a complete lockup of the system, A hard reset is needed (i.e. turn it off at the mains).


What can the problem be, ndiswrapper is installed and functioning, as is the driver:

~ # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
wusb54g driver present, hardware present

the module loads with no errors as well.

I am Running gentoo with kernel 2.6.14-r5.

Could it be the actual windows drivers? the ndiswrapper link for my card went to a page 404 not found on the site. So I looked around for a windows driver.

I am guessing that I got a newer version of the driver then the ndiswrapper wiki pointed to. Could this be a problem? if so, can anyone tell me where to get an older driver from? A link would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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Ogi: Did you set the SSID, signal mode, and encryption (In applicable)?

To set SSID:

# iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID

Where ESSID is the name of the network you want to connect to.

For signal mode:

# iwconfig wlan0 mode MODE

Where MODE is the signal mode. I have only used `managed' before; I don't know anything about other modes.

For encryption: (I've only used a 10-digit key before)

# iwconfig wlan0 key KEY

Where KEY is the encryption key of the network.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 09:35 AM   #6
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Yes I did all that, still no luck (gives me the same error).

Anyone got any more ideas? please? I'm stuck
 
  


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