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Author Topic: Linksys WUSB54GS Wireless Install Help  (Read 4139 times)
hardrockgeo
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« on: November 16, 2009, 01:37:25 pm »

Hello:

This is my first post.  New to Vector Linux and new to Linux.  I have installed VL5.9-Light-Final on an older machine W/
AMD K6-2 550 Mhz CPU
384 meg memory
Tyan S1598 Motherboard

I want to install a Linksys WUSB54GS Wireless adaptor.

Followed the Introduction to Wireless Networking Guide.  Got to: Open /etc/ifplug.d/ifplugd.conf command and could not open the file.

"cat /etc/modprobe.conf" command returned: Bus 2 Dev 2:  ID 13b1:000e

Found module tg3

Added "alias wlan0" to modprobe.conf.

That's as far as I could get.

Where do I go from here?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 04:10:21 pm »

Pls open a terminal/console as root and run below command and then post the output.....

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lspci
lsusb
lsmod

PS: lspci and lsusb is to list out the hardware component that VL can detect and lsmod is to list out the currently running module (drivers) in your VL. Smiley
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hardrockgeo
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 05:11:18 pm »

Thanks for the reply. Here you go:

lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598 [Apollo MVP3] (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 14)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 06)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 06)
00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 10)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
00:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 0a)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 If [Radeon 9000] (rev 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Radeon 9000] (Secondary) (rev 01)

lsusb:
Bus 2 Device 2: ID 13b1:000e Linksys
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000 
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000

lsmod:
Module                  Size  Used by
apm                      19160  2
freq_table                4768  0
snd_seq_dummy      3716  0
snd_seq_oss           32000  0
snd_seq_midi_event      7168  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48624  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            38144  0
snd_mixer_oss          15360  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_emu10k1           137632  0
snd_rawmidi            20352  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_codec         98084  1 snd_emu10k1
ac97_bus                2944  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                67844  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_device          7692  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_timer              20356  3 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          8712  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            4480  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               7812  1 snd_emu10k1
snd                    46628  12 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,
snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
parport_pc             37092  0
via_agp                 9088  1
agpgart                28108  1 via_agp
r8169                  26632  0
serio_raw               6276  0
soundcore               7008  1 snd
i2c_viapro              8340  0
emu10k1_gp              3840  0
via686a                14856  0
parport                32072  1 parport_pc
gameport               12296  2 emu10k1_gp
i2c_isa                 4096  1 via686a
i2c_core               20992  3 i2c_viapro,via686a,i2c_isa
shpchp                 30228  0
pci_hotplug            28616  1 shpchp
evdev                   8704  0

It took me a while to figure out how to copy & paste.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 02:52:38 am »

Is this your wireless adapter?

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WUSB54G

Did you try using ndiswrapper?

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Main_Page

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hardrockgeo
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 06:24:41 am »

If you are trying to get a device working with ndiswrapper, please help ndiswrapper project wiki by contributing your findings. See HowToContribute
My adapter is identified as WUSB54GS

The info below " " corresponds to my adapter, when I follow the link to SourceForge for ndiswrapper. 
So it looks like I have to get usb8023.sys and rndismp.sys from a Windows XP / Vista 64bit installation and the latest SVN version (or 1.20+). I have Windows XP running on a 32 bit installation.  How would I get the 64bit files mentioned?  I still have the original installation disk for the adapter.

"Linksys WUSB54GSv1 802.11b/g, USB 2.0
Chipset: Broadcom - BCM4320?Huh?
usbid: 13b1:000e
Info

For 32bit versions, follow Linksys WUSB54GSv1 (see below. They should work)

For 64bit versions: get the usb8023.sys and rndismp.sys from a Windows XP / Vista 64bit installation. Also make sure you have the latest SVN version (or 1.20+). If you use this in combination with the .inf file from the official drivers as found on the LinkSys Support-site, it all works (even WEP and WPA)."
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hardrockgeo
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 12:35:46 pm »

I found this driver referenced for the Linksys WUSD54G adaptor: zd1211rw at:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB
It didn't specifically list one for the Linksys WUSD54GS adaptor.

I am assuming that I would be better off using this Linux driver so I tried to follow the Intro to Wireless Networking guide again w/ the above driver.

I used:
depmod -aq
modprobe xxxxxxxxx

to check the driver and then

mcedit /etc/modprobe.conf

to create a new alias w/

alias wlan0 xxxxxxxxx

Then I tried to open /etc/ifplug.d/ifplugd.conf with

mcedit /etc/ifplug.d/ifplugd.conf

and i get an error stating "Cannot open file for reading /etc/ifplug.d/ifplugd.conf" w/ a Dismiss command option.
I am assuming that I would be better off using this driver.

Also, I found this driver update (WUSB54GS_20050428.exe) for the Linksys WUSD54GS adaptor, Product: WUSB54GS ver.1, Driver Version: 5.1.3538.0 (Win2000 and XP), Release Date: 04 / 28 / 05 at the Linksys website:

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WUSB54GS/download

I obtained the following driver, sys and inf files:
RNDISMPK.sys
RNDISMP.sys
usb8023k.sys
WUSB54GS.inf

Thanks again for your help on this.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 04:09:14 pm »

So are using the ndiswarapper method or using the linux driver?
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hardrockgeo
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 05:58:29 pm »

    Well, glad you asked.  What in your opinion would be best?

    I'm basically a total Linux novice, in the process of learning the command language and how to use it and the basics of how to navigate the system. So, I'm stuck. I'm trying to figure out how to mount drives/partitions and navigate the file system.

    For the driver instal; I haven't figured out how to tell if the driver I found is included in the VL-5.9 Light kernel and I'm stuck at the "mcedit /etc/ifplug.d/ifplugd.conf" command.

    For the ndiswrapper method: I copied the Windows driver files to the Windows/Linux Fat32 swap drive, but I can't tell if it's mounted and  I don't yet know how to navigate to it if it is. 

    I'm reading the manuals, but until I get through it all I need some pretty specific and detailed instructions. 

    Thanks for checking back.
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009, 08:32:15 pm »

I suggest you try the ndiswrapper method as it is much more easy. I notice you are using VL5.9-Light, VL6-Light is out..why don't you try it out?
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 10:40:57 pm »

For the ndiswrapper method: I copied the Windows driver files to the Windows/Linux Fat32 swap drive, but I can't tell if it's mounted and  I don't yet know how to navigate to it if it is. 

Easiest and fastest way to see what drives are mounted is to type
df -h
at a terminal prompt. You'll get a list of currently mounted drives and human-readable information on how much free space is left on the drives.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009, 09:02:17 am »

hardrockgeo,

In a previous post you mentioned using zd1211rw drivers (Atheros chipset) and then following the Wireless Network guide.  Based on your initial posting of the chipset (Broadcom), using the zd1211rw drivers would not work as they are for a different chipset.

My recollection is that the linux b43 drivers will not work for USB devices. Given that, I would recommend you attempt to get your device working using ndiswrapper.  Go down that path and post if you need any help along the way.  When working with ndiswrapper it is usually best to work with the XP drivers.

Regarding system mounted devices, grannygeek has provided a good way to view your system mounts. You can also issue the 'mount' command with no options and it will show you all mounted devices, where they're mounted, and their filesystem.  If you want more in-depth help with mounting devices I would suggest starting a new topic to get more support from the community.

Let us know how it goes!
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hardrockgeo
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2009, 02:32:19 pm »

Thanks hata_ph, GrannyGeek and newt.  I'm abandoning my attempt to install the Linksys WUSB54GS adaptor.

After I installed VL6.0-Light-Final, thanks to newt, I discovered that it was causing the xterm window to freeze on the lsusb command.

I switched to a Dell 1450 USB adaptor that worked in VL6.0-Light-Final w/ the lsusb command. 

However one last comment, the following output is from: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB, for Linksys & Dell.  Going by the USB Vendor and Product codes, the corresponding drivers are zd1211rw for my Linksys adaptor and p54usb for my Dell adaptor.

Driver    Vendor       Product                   USB Vendor USB Product
zd1211rw    Linksys    WUSBF54G                    13b1      001e
zd1211rw    Linksys    WUSBF54G                    13b1            0024
p54usb    Linksys    WUSB54G                    0x5041    0x2234
p54usb    Linksys    WUSB54G Portable    0x5041    0x2235
p54usb    Linksys    WUSB54AG                    0x13b1    0x000c
p54usb    Linksys    WUSB54G V2            0x13b1    0x000a
rt73usb    Linksys    WUSB54GC-EU       

p54usb     Dell             Wireless 1450 USB     0x413c     0x8104
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2009, 02:50:15 pm »

You may well be correct on the Dell p54usb module, but I don't think your Linksys device is represented in the table of devices.  Your device indicates "Bus 2 Device 2: ID 13b1:000e Linksys" and this device cannot be found in the table.
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