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DrTardis 07-02-2011 01:07 PM

Asus PCE-N13 can't see router
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to help me out.

I installed Slackware 13.37 a few days ago. It's not my first time but I have never setup a wireless connection in Linux before.

I am pretty sure drivers for my network card, Asus PCE-N13, came ready to go with Slackware. After 2 days of reading guides about how to properly setup my rc.inet1.conf and rc.wireless.conf files I've come to realize that I have no idea what I am doing and need help. :) I installed wicd today and it can't see my router.

Peacedog 07-02-2011 01:26 PM

Hi DrTardis, Welcome to LQ. Let's be sure the card is recognized and the modules loaded then we can tackle the connection. Please post the output from the following.


# lspci -v | grep -i net
# lsmod
# ifconfig -a
# iwconfig

Good luck. ;-)

DrTardis 07-02-2011 01:47 PM

Thanks a bunch for answering so fast Peacedog. Here is the output from those commands you mentioned.

Peacedog 07-02-2011 03:19 PM

Looks like you have several modules loaded for one device. Try blacklisting them two at a time and seeing which driver gives you the best performance. The rt2860sta, the rt2800pci, & the rt2x00pci are all different modules.

Good luck. ;-)

DrTardis 07-02-2011 03:53 PM

First and foremost thank you very much Peacedog your help was invaluable and you were very nice to me. While I was searching for how to blacklist a module I came across a blog of someone who had the PCE-N13 they listed 4 modules for me to blacklist and so I did. Just like you said it worked great. I haven't done this before but I'll try and post a sort of summary of the problem and solution for others with similar hardware. Thanks again :)

Problem: Asus PCE-N13 is recognized by Slackware 13.37 but doesn't work
Solution: Blacklist conflicting modules as shown

Peacedog 07-02-2011 04:54 PM

You're Welcome. Glad you got it sorted!

Good luck. ;-)

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