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Old 11-13-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
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Problems configuring the wireless USB adapter MN-510


I am new to linux as well as to these mailing posts too.

I installed Redhat 9 on my machine (which coexists with win2000 which is already on the machine)

I am trying to get my wireless connection in linux.
My kernel version is 2.4.20 and I want to configure wireless usb adaper (it is a microsoft's MN510 USB adpater and its chipset is prism2 and I also found that it is supported and tested by linux-wlan-ng)

1. I downloaded rpms from site and installed the modules.
2. I then edited the /etc/wlan/wlan.conf file and updated my SSID
3. I edited /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.ifcfg-wlan0 and set ONBOOT=yes

After that when I tried to restart the networksettings with /etc/init.d/network restart I got the following messages.

Shutting down loopback interface: [OK]
Setting network parameter [OK]
Bringing up loopback interface [OK]
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present. Check cable? [FAILED]
Bringing up interface wlan0: prism2_cs device wlan0 does not seem to be present delaying initialization. [FAILED]

What am I doing wrong . Can someone tell me if I am missing something here. Any help is greatly apprecaited


Old 11-30-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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hey im trying the same thing . Mine failed as well. I tried to update my kernal using rhn and reinstalled the prism 2 drivers and got the same probelm. If you figure it out would you let me know. I'll do the same for you but i have been working on it for like thee weeks now with no luck. Let me know!
Old 09-06-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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hey kolli143,
i know it has been a while since i last left a message but i gave up on the project and started on a new build. Finally making back to my original project i figured out the missing like with the card. I was missing the usb drivers for the wlan utility to see. check your usb drivers and if everything looks ok check the deviece manager in linux, tree your way down to the usb hub in the computer and see if your card comes up. Chances are it won't and then you know you need to check your usb drivers. I suggest searching hotplugging USB on these forums. Good luck



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