VectorLinux

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Visit our home page for VL info. For support and documentation, visit the Vector Linux Knowledge Center or search the Knowledge Center and this Forum using the search box above.

Author Topic: NetGear WN111 v2 Wireless Help  (Read 1960 times)

unohu62

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
NetGear WN111 v2 Wireless Help
« on: June 02, 2010, 03:06:40 pm »

I can't seem to get my NetGear WN111 v2 wireless n USB wireless adapter to work in VL 6.0 Light.I tried using the directions in the Wireless Howto.  Doing a lsusb gave me ID  0846:9001 NetGear, Inc and I googled it to find it listed as module ar9170usb. I got it working in antiX and archbang by adding the firmware ar9170.fw to the  /lib/firmware directory and it was recognized by wicd. Doesn't seem to work here in VL.

cat /etc/modprobe.conf doesn't list a wlan0 and can't seem to get modprobe to recognize the ar9170usb module. Do I need a newer kernel? Or what other files do I need to edit?

Anyone else using this device?
Logged

nightflier

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 4141
Re: NetGear WN111 v2 Wireless Help
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 06:05:12 pm »

Until someone with actual experience with this device can give you better advice, this may be worth reading:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ar9170
Logged

unohu62

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: NetGear WN111 v2 Wireless Help
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 07:26:53 pm »

Thankx for replying nightflier. That's where I initially dl'ed the firmware from. Is there another place other than /lib/firmware where I can place the firmware in VL?
Logged

roarde

  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 628
  • move the needle
Re: NetGear WN111 v2 Wireless Help
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 08:11:26 pm »

I saw in another thread where you've upgraded kernels before, but apparently that was on VL Standard -- or at least not Light, as VASM CC was mentioned.

9k, apparently including usb, is in 2.6.31.8. At least that's what locate ar9170 gives me.

I'm using this kernel, but not this particular Atheros. Since switching kernels, shutdown can't power down the laptop unless wicd has wlan0 associated with an AP, but my VIA is known to be flaky with several power issues; may be kernel, mainboard, ath, or wicd. Dunno.
Logged
Robert
VL 7.1 Light