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Old 12-12-2003, 05:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy Why is my USB wireless card not working?


Hello!
I am dual booting my computer using RedHat 9 and Windows XP. I am part of a wireless network which I connect to through a USB wlan card (planex gw-us11s). This operates perfectly while I am using windows however I am having trouble with linux. I know the chipset is RFMD+AMTEL. I have gone to the AMTEL driver website but they don't seem to have my network card listed, but I tried one of their drivers anyway and it didn't work.

Can anyone tell me where to find a suitable driver or a procedure of how to set up the USB wireless connection using RedHat 9? I'm very frustrated since I have been trying to get this working for a while now.

I hope someone can help me with this. Thanks,
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:30 AM   #2
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i have the same problem i am booting with linux rh 9 and win xp but i cant find a driver for my wireless device im am using the bt voyager 1010 thats about all the info i can realy give ya if u need anymoe info could you please tell me how to get it as i have only had linux for a few days now and do not no much about it can hope some1can help me thnks

peter
 
Old 12-15-2003, 04:05 AM   #3
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Finally, I've got my connection to work last night!
First, you need to found out what kind of chipset is your wireless card before I can tell you where to look for a driver. To find out the chipset, try to e-mail the company who makes the wireless card, and let me know and I'll try to help you too.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:26 PM   #4
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I have the same problem, am using RH Fedora and a BT voyager 1010. Someone in another thread spotted that the manufacturer is the "Askey Computer corporation." This might not be much help, but looking at the Askey website suggests their only wlan uses the ATMEL AT76C503A chipset (and the picture looks the same as the voyager!).

This link http://atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.n...owto.html#toc1
gives a method of getting hold of the Atmel driver and installing it- but i can only get to running "dmeg" ... i get whole load of info but it doesn't find and register the card, it only gives me "device is not claimed by any driver."
Can anyone help? I'm a bit new to all this.
Thanks.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 06:07 PM   #5
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ok .. getting there perhaps:

followed the "how to:" after make config replied n to everything but

Build USB Drivers (y/n) : y
Build USB 503A RFMD Driver (y/n) : y

then make clean all install. Added product/vendor code 0x069a/0x0821 to the file described in the driver readme. Run dsmeg - now things look like the "how to" again.

I'm still stuck on setting up the card for use- using the RH systems settings-->network utility i go through and fill in what i know including what the BT voyager windows utility tells me is the WEP key corresponding to my "Passcode" .. but it isn't able to initialise the card, it gives me:

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8b2A)
SET failed on device eth0; invalid argument

Does anyone have any clues?

Thanks

Last edited by bene_17; 02-18-2004 at 01:02 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:20 AM   #6
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so how u getting on ?

so how u getting on got any closer on how to do it ?? keep posting if u get any nearer cheres
phate
 
Old 03-19-2004, 06:11 AM   #7
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Hi. I have got the BT Voyager working at last! More though trial and error than through knowledge I'm afraid.

Picking up from where i was a while ago (typing dsmeg and getting a load of info on screen) I've followed CoolAJ86's tutorial at this thread "LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking > Linksys WUSB11 v2.6 in RedHat 9 (for n00bs)"..

I'll recap what he does here with a few tweaks:
To configure eth0 (which is what linux calls my card-probably becase i didn't patch the driver)

iwconfig -this gives you some info on the card if its working and has found your network

use emacs to edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
and add these lines:
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=no *my system hangs if i put yes here*
ESSID=BTVOYAGER-01 *or the name of your network*
CHANNEL=3 *or what is relevant to you*
MODE=Managed
RATE=Auto
TYPE=Wireless
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
save and close.

Now input the following:
iwconfig eth0 mode managed
iwconfig eth0 essid BTVOYAGER-01 *or your network again*
iwconfig eth0 channel 3 *or your channel numbner*
iwconfig eth0 enc on *this is where i got stuck before-you only need this line if you are using WEP encryption-if you aren't using fedore you may find "enc" is replaced by "key"*
iwconfig eth0 enc XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX [1] *put your wep code here don't forget the [1] at the end! If you are using the windows BT voyager utility with a passcode you can find the wep code it's turning your passcode into on one of the tabs in the utility*
dhclient
ifconfig

That should be it.. i used Konqueror to surf the web a bit to check it worked (mozilla seemed to hang for some reason).

Instead of typing that little lot in each time CoolAJ86 suggested making a script file. Look at his thread for more details.. seems to work pretty well.
A slight annoyance i've found is that sometimes the network or the card doesn't seem to be recognized- i'm not sure whether that is the card's fault or linux's. It used to happen in windows too though- so i'm thinking the card. Where in windows i could unplug and replug the card to fix the problem doing that in linux doesn't work so well. Presently i'm having to pop into windows, sort out the card and then pop back into linux.. very much a second choice.

Hope this is more or less clear.
bene_17
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:15 PM   #8
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cheeres

thanks that will help just to check i done evrything right i downloaded the driver wit rfmd radio type that right dor the voyager ? installed that 1 with the options that the tutorial told me then did that clean istall ting and thats about as far as i got so i done everything righ so far what bit i goto do next and when i do get it to pick it up i need to be able to connect to the net through a pc running win XP no anything bout doing that ? cheres look forward from hering back from ya
phate
 
Old 04-27-2004, 06:24 AM   #9
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Bene 17, can you give me a little assistance with this BT voyager thing...

1. where do you enter the product/vendor code 0x069a/0x0821?

2. When I do an iwconfig, I don't get an etho like you, I get a "lo", also after making the changes to the "lo" file at:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo

when I try to input the following:

iwconfig eth0 mode managed

It gives me an error.

Also I have redhat 9, not the fedora core version.

Can you help at all in any way?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 07:09 AM   #10
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Or anyone else?
 
Old 04-30-2004, 08:48 PM   #11
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I too am in a similar situation when it comes to getting the BT Voyager 1010 USB Adapter to work.

I have put the atmelwlan driver onto my pc and unpacked it to a directory. I've also added the following line to the config.h file:

Code:
{USB_DEVICE(0x069a,0x0821)}, /* Dynalink/Askey BT VOYAGER 1010 (?) */ \
After that I tried running the "iwconfig" command in terminal. This gave me the following output:

Code:
lo    |         no wireless extensions.

eth0 |       no wireless extensions.

sit0  |      no wireless extensions.
When it comes to compiling and installing the driver I'm at a bit of a loose end. I've compiled and made applications in the past but since I don't know much about networking I'm finding this more difficult.

I've installed Mandrake Linux 10.0 (AMD64). That "dsmeg" command gives me a LOT of output (too much to copy here).

I know it sounds basic but if someone could give a set of instructions for me to follow, like "STEP 1: STEP 2:" etc... I'd be eternally greatful.

All I want is to get online with a linux distro lol.....Surely it's not too much to ask :P
 
Old 05-05-2004, 02:44 AM   #12
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I'm afraid i can't help any more folks- all i know is in the threads above and annoyingly i have just moved house and no longer have the bt voyager connected to my machine. Can anyone else out there cast some light on this?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 06:28 PM   #13
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BT Voyager 1010 USB Wireless Adapter

Taken from sourceforge:
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hi

you only need to download the atmelwlandriver at http://atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.net/news.html

add the line with the BT Voyager 1010 device ID to the file src/includes/usb/config.h, compile and install it.

/* to add a device simply add a line in defines acc. to its RF part above the
all-zero line. Don't forget the trailing '' ! */

#define RFMD_DEVICES { \
{USB_DEVICE(0x069a,0x0821)}, /* Dynalink/Askey BT VOYAGER 1010 (?) */ \
{USB_DEVICE(0x069a,0x0321)}, /* Dynalink/Askey WLL013, Compex WLU11A (?) */ \
{USB_DEVICE(0x0d5c,0xa002)}, /* Belkin F5D6050 USB adapter */ \
{USB_DEVICE(0x077b,0x2219)}, /* Linksys WUSB11 V2.6 adapter */ \
{USB_DEVICE(VNetVID,VNetPID_RFMD)}, /* Atmel's id */ \
{USB_DEVICE(0,0)}} /* end marker */

in /var/log/messages you will see the device name.

Regards

---------------
I have done the above but I still get the error messages:

usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x69a/0x821) is not claimed by any active driver.

i8253 count too high! resetting..
vnetusba.c: Device Descriptor not matching

Any help would be most appreciated.

I am also using usb-ohci because it was recommened to use uhci over usb-uhci, however uhci didn't want to install for me.

Hope you all can help.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:38 PM   #14
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update

well I gave up on the whole BT Voyager 1010 linux install ages ago coz I got fed up.

Am I right in believing that there's now some linux distros that come 'out of the box' with support for this device now, so I don't need to fiddle around with atmel drivers or whatever?

I know this sounds like i'm taking the easy way out etc..and I guess I am, but the way I see it. The sooner I have access to the net via linux, the sooner I can download and try other things on the OS without having to continually restart and boot into windows.

I think I saw somewhere that Fedora has support for the device now..would that be accurate?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 01:07 AM   #15
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Mandrake 10 (I don't know about the AMD64-bit version) has the berlios atmel drivers (at76c503a) preinstalled. If that is really the driver you need, then I am surprised it didn't work out of the box.

I assume you tried setting it up in the mandrake control center first?
 
  


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