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Old 02-16-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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How to install 2Wire Wireless USB adapter in Slackware?

Hello. I recently installed Slackware as a third OS on my computer. However, there are no Linux drivers for my router, a 2Wire Wireless adaptor which connects to my comp via USB. I know that 2Wire does not support Linux, but are there any other drivers which may get my router to work?

I tried to install my adaptor with Ndiswrapper, following these instructions. The url to the driver (which is actually for a completely different router but is supposed to work for 2wire adaptors according to the instructions) listed in those instructions no longer works, but I was able to download the exact same driver from a different website.

I followed the rest of the instructions, and the driver installed properly, but my adaptor did not power on when I entered "depmod -a", as I was instructed to do. Is there a different driver which might work? Or do I simply not have my USB ports set up properly or something?

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Old 02-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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To see if usb is loaded type the command ' lsmod '. In there if the USB is 2.0 it will use the ehci-hcd module. If 1.0-1.1 then either ohci-hcd or uhci-hcd. If the OS sees a usb device plugged in you can first run the command ' dmesg ', plug in the router, then run the dmesg again to see if it is seen. This does not mean it loaded module for it but might give you some model numbers to use to search here or at Also have you check the HCL section here at the top?

Old 02-17-2006, 09:49 PM   #3
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Hmmm... Typing in lsmod got a ehci-hcd to show, but it said it was unused. The only USB utility listed is my printer, on a second ehci-hcd. I tried "dmesg|usb", and it showed the address which my router uses, but said no driver was using it.


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