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Old 11-29-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Need help installing Wireless adapter


hello everyone-
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GOAL:
I'm trying to install my Zonet Wireless PCI LAN Adapter card into my *NIX BOX*...

I've inserted the card inside but, I get no indication wether it's even being recognized by the machine--Nothing happens.

Also when I try to run the software for the card, it doesn't install... I just get the files for the cd to show up!

RESULTS:

Acrobat Bin Manual Software

autorun.inf Setup.exe Setup.ini


I have no idea where and how to start!!!

I've searched for tuts on how to install my particular wireless card in linux, but its a no show!!
It seems like no matter how much research you do it's just always hell trying to get anything to work in linux!


STATS:

O.S- MANDRIVA 2006
PROCESSOR- PEN3

WIRELESS PCI LAN ADAPTER- Zonet ZEW1600 54Mbps 2.4GHz 802.11g
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Everyone says linux is easy to work with...
But I just dont see how!!!
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:34 AM   #2
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Hi,

Web says that Ralink chipset. I assume you can use serialmonkey driver.

Happy Pengins!
 
Old 11-30-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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Ok to confirm chipset open console/terminal and type lspci -v or /sbin/lspci -v and post back. If it is ralink do lsmod or /sbin/lsmod in terminal and see if rt2500 is listed. If so then just configure via make new network connection. If not then we can try something else.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 07:11 PM   #4
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ok heres the results-
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Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 1440 [size=32]

00:1f .5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio(rev 02)
Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation: Unknown device blbf
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
I/O ports at 1400 [size=64]

02:08.0 Network controller: Ralink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 6834
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 66, IRQ 16
Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

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OK, being that I'm knew to linux-

PLEASE explain what I'm looking at, and what do I do from here??

Sorry I took a little longer to post back/// I had to run some errands.



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Old 12-01-2006, 04:34 AM   #5
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02:08.0 Network controller: Ralink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01) is your wireless device using rt2500 chipset. Driver has been included by default for some time so to confirm it is loaded do lsmod in terminal, rt2500 should be listed. If not as root (su then root pass) modprobe rt2500 and check lsmod again. If it appears then go to configure your computer, network and internet, set up a new interface.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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Hi,

If driver is included, check "iwconfig" and see ra0 ra1.....

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Old 12-01-2006, 08:17 AM   #7
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If nothing happens when you insert the card, then maybe the drivers are missing. You need to install the kernel-source package, then go to serialmonkey and get the drivers you need. You will need to compile them from source by doing "make" and then "make install" as root. Once thats done, try reconfiguring your wireless network and see if "ra0" interface is available.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 04:04 PM   #8
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I have ralink 2500 on my laptop 64bit amd using 2007.

Wireless is now excellent but using 2007 so maybe downloading the 2007 will solve this.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 12:14 AM   #9
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hey guys-
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I did what you instructed:

RESULTS: rt2500 is listed via the "lsmod" command.

STEPS: Proceeding to config new network interface-

ra0: Ralink|Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card

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QUERY: When prompted to enter wireless card parameters|

Operating Mode= Managed
Network name (ESSID)= My network
Encryption mode=Restricted WEP
Encryption key= What do I put here???

QUERY: When configuring network device ra0 (driver rt2500)

I must assign host name from DHCP address

but, what Is the DHCP host name and how do I get It???

Does It have something to do with my ip address???

Also When I put the cd that came with my wcard in my cdrom to install, nothing happens. Why is this??

Thanks in advance for the help guys!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:17 AM   #10
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If you are using encrypted wireless, then you need to enter the key so that the card is authorised to access your wireless router. The DHCP hostname is automatically given to you by your ISP so don't worry about it.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:19 AM   #11
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You have to put in the Encryption key assigned to your router/access point, that is if you have encryption set up. See this for more http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ss_encrypt.htm.
DHCP host name can be anything at all, just google for it if you really want to know more. Leave it ticked and no worries. You should never need to know the address of your DHCP server in a home network.
Your cd wont work because it contains windows software which are of no use to you installing drivers. There are applications that will install it in Linux , Wine, Cedega , but will not install drivers for you.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 09:53 PM   #12
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hey guys-
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*SUCCEESS*

My wireless card is now functioning!!! YYEEAAAHHH!!!
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Thanks to all of you for your help and advice, after reconfiguring my network interface, my nix box is online!

I've gained a good chunk of knowledge in the past 3days about networking...

Another fantastic ending to a great drama. THE END.
//////credits//////

Beagle2

Kaz2100

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THANKS TO ALL!
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Knowledge is now absorbed for eternity >>>>|<<<<


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P.S To moderators- please move this thread to correct forum.

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