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Old 02-11-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Wireless driver-linux newbie question


I have a wireless internet connection, but cannot tell what driver I need in linux to get it running. It came from Bellsouth, is a 2Wire router, but it seems the usb wireless card is a problem. It does not say what brand it is, but it says the model is SWL-2300. I've tried pretty much every driver that mandrake 10.1 came with, but I can't get the thing to even recognize the card. Any help in finding the proper driver would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 03:18 AM   #2
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From a google search it looks like the brand is samsung. Is that possible?
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:07 AM   #3
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Looks like the SWL-2300 might use the ACX100 chipset, which would also take the ACX100 driver.
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/

I did a quick check on my mandrake 10.1 box, and it has that driver pre-installed. However, that card is also one that requires firmware, which mandrake 10.1 does not come standard with. This page, [here], has some more interesting info and a link to where you can get the firmware. You might first check dmesg output to see if ACX100 is recognizing the card but unable to load all the way (lacking firmware).

In mandrake 10.1, the system looks for firmware in the /lib/hotplug/firmware/ directory. You could try copying the firmware there and see what happens.

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Old 02-14-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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I tried all that, but it didnt work. Perhaps I copied the firmware incorrectly. I downloaded it, put it on cd, extracted it and then moved it to the lib/hotplug folder, which didn't have any firmware folder in it. That did not work, even though I manually told mandrake to look there for firmware. Can you supply the commands used to say move the firmware from /home/me/ to the proper folder? I'm sorry, but I'm really lost here.
Dmesg says "Looks like you were coaxed into buying a mysterious acx_pci wireless card. You might not get good performance" Then it says acx_pci.o loaded into memory, scanning for card. Nice that it has a sense of humor, but this isn't that amusing to me :-/ . I'm sorry I can't copy it word for word, I'm using windows(boo) right now....
 
Old 02-14-2005, 08:01 PM   #5
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Okay, first, become root:
Code:
su
Next make the necessary directory:
Code:
mkdir /lib/hotplug/firmware
Then copy over the firmware file:
Code:
cp /home/me/firmware.file /lib/hotplug/firmware/
If you can, post your dmesg output. That will give me a better idea of what is actually happening with your driver.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:18 PM   #6
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hmmm just one more question. The firmware I downloaded came with 3 things, radio11.bin, radio0d.bin and wlangen.bin. Which of these, or all should I move to that folder?
 
Old 02-15-2005, 03:01 AM   #7
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The driver will know which one to use. Move them all.

The firmware may be a rabbit trail though. When I first googled for information it looked like the SWL-2300 was a firmware dependant device, but it may not be. dmesg should indicate whether it needs fhe firmware, and if so, whether it's getting it.

Either way, that should give a general direction to look (driver-wise) for more info. At [this official page], the SWL-2300P is verified to work with the driver. The email address of the fellow who tested it is given (in a rather choppy form to fool address scanners) on the page, you could try emailing him.

It looks like the SWL-2300 is not a very common device, and in my quick search I did not find a single english-language page that mentioned it. Most of the pages were in Portuguese. Good luck.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 12:00 AM   #8
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its samsung, it's not a common divice because it's not available in the US(I think). Anyways its very common here in korea.

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Old 02-12-2006, 06:53 PM   #9
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Here is a guide hope this helps

http://www.houseofcraig.net/acx100_howto.php

Cheers.
 
  


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