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Old 05-29-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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Wireless networking : To get usb wireless adapter working


I've a desktop (Linux machine)connected to internet via adsl modem. I would to use wireless usb adapter that attach to my desktop for my laptop to connect to internet. I managed to install the wireless driver but need assistant to configure the network sharing.

dmesg output :
Release Ver = 4330
zd1211:bulk out: wMaxPacketSize = 200
zd1211:bulk in: wMaxPacketSize = 200
zd1211:interrupt in: wMaxPacketSize = 40
zd1211:interrupt in: int_interval = 1
zd1211:interrupt out: wMaxPacketSize = 40
EEPORM Ver = 4330
zd1211:USB Download Boot code success
zd1211:MAC address = 00:12:0e:0e:a0:bb
zd1211:AddrEntryTable = f7d4
zd1211:RF_Mode = 0000010d
PA type: 0
zd1211:Mixed Mode
zd1211:AllowedChannel = 000007ff
zd1211:LinkLEDn = 200
AllowedChannel = 000107ff
zd1205: (exit) zd1205_config, /root/zd1211-driver-r77/src/zd1205.c line 2601
zd1205: (exit) zd1205_init, /root/zd1211-driver-r77/src/zd1205.c line 8569
usbcore: registered new driver zd1211
iwconfig output

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

ppp0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     802.11b/g NIC  ESSID:""  
          Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00   
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0
Old 05-29-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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anyone can help? still stuck at this prob...
Old 10-22-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Have you done the configuration stuff using iwconfig?

The steps as I understand them after getting the driver installed is to configure the device using iwconfig (the ndiswrapper website's installation instructions goes over this pretty good) and then to configure it using your distro gui tools or messing with the ifcfg-wlan0 file (located in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ in Fedora Core 5).


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