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Old 02-13-2003, 03:30 AM   #1
Dolamite777
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Exclamation Linksys WPC54G


I just got a new wireless G network up and running (with the windows side of the network that is)

I found a tutorial on an earlier model Linksys WPC11, which is 802.11b. http://linux.oldcrank.com/tips/wpc11/ and tried the techniques, but it did not work.

Has anyone gotten the newer "54g" series cards working in Linux? I am on Red Hat 8, and would appreciate any help I can get.

Dolamite

Last edited by Dolamite777; 02-13-2003 at 03:31 AM.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 11:57 PM   #2
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Question Same question...

Hey Dolamite --

I am trying to do the exact same thing. Were you able to find an answer to your question? I have been trying feverishly for the past 3 hours to get a Linksys WPC54G card working under RedHat 8. Any help would be appreciated. kyknos2001@hotmail.com.

thanks,

Carsten
 
Old 02-21-2003, 01:38 AM   #3
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i've been too busy with school, no time for this at the moment....

sorry.... i'm sure something will come along though...
 
Old 03-10-2003, 03:53 PM   #4
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and here is another

Just a friendly bump to the top, as I am having this same issue.

Running RH 8, tried with kernel 2.4.18-14 and 2.4.18-26.8.0
wlan-ng 0.0.15 and 0.2.0

prism2_cs is loading, however linux still doesn't see my card. When I plug in my card, this is what shows up in /var/log/messages:

Mar 10 13:48:10 hell kernel: PCI: Enabling device 02:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Mar 10 13:48:10 hell cardmgr[612]: socket 0: CardBus hotplug device
Mar 10 13:48:11 hell /etc/hotplug/pci.agent: ... no modules for PCI slot 02:00.0


if I try an ifup wlan0, I get:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.

Determining IP information for wlan0...SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
wlan0: unknown interface: No such device
wlan0: unknown interface: No such device
failed.


Anyone have any ideas, or do I return the card for a netgear?

Thanks
 
Old 03-21-2003, 09:30 AM   #5
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I too am interested in this. I'm looking to purchase a wireless lan setup for home. I was looking at this exact model, but if there is no luck, I'd be better off looking elsewhere.

Keep this updated it you find anything out. Thanks.

--TDP
 
Old 03-21-2003, 09:33 AM   #6
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why is everyone so afraid of running cable?

just kidding
 
Old 03-21-2003, 09:40 AM   #7
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Cute..

But the question should be is why do I want to be able to surf from my bed.

--TDP
 
Old 03-21-2003, 09:44 AM   #8
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interesting.....but also fairly disgusting
 
Old 03-21-2003, 09:55 AM   #9
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No, just lazy. Sometimes I'd like to relax after work and chat/browse. It's rare. And after sitting in a chair all day, to come home and sit in a chair is alot of the same.

Of course, beign able to sit on the couch, and move to the kitchen, and then move upstairs without even having to worry about a cable is nice.

After helping my cousin setup one at his house, I'm jealous.

--TDP
 
Old 04-08-2003, 01:47 AM   #10
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Hi,

I am having the same problem, if you manage to get it working, please post "HOW TO" instructions.

Thanks in advance
Thanh
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:08 PM   #11
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I found this thread during a google search. Has anyone been able to figure this out? I'm running Suse 8.2
 
Old 05-18-2003, 06:11 PM   #12
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Try this

I'm using Redhat 9 where wireless worked out of the box. I wanted to use Kismet/Air Snort so I installed the wlan-ng drivers, then I ran into the problem discribed above.

I found a set of RPM for installing wlan-ng at:
http://prism2.unixguru.raleigh.nc.us/

--
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Function not implemented.
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Function not implemented.
--

This was using 'ifup wlan0'.

Then I configured the card with the following commands and had no such error and everything worked fine.

--
iwconfig wlan0
ip link set up wlan0
ip addr add <your_ip/netmask> dev wlan0
ip route add default via <your_gw_up> dev wlan0
--

Instead of the last line I just set my default gateway with:
route add default gw <your gw IP>
 
Old 05-18-2003, 07:54 PM   #13
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daevans, what card did you buy?
 
Old 05-18-2003, 10:14 PM   #14
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the 54g's are not yet supported. broadcom is lagging in releasing linux support.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 02:30 PM   #15
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Lagging? From what I've read/heard they are outright refusing ....
 
  


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