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Author Topic: Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)  (Read 1095 times)

ertw1

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Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)
« on: June 06, 2010, 02:54:47 pm »

Hello,

I am trying to get my wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340) to work.  I tried using ndiswrapper according to the instructions at this link:  http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/d-link-wua-2340-installation-problem-789851/

As root I managed to install the driver, however when I go to activate the device by entering the command
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modprobe ndiswrapper VL just freezes. 

Any help would be really appreciated!  :)
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bigpaws

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Re: Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 05:02:22 pm »

First which Vector version are you using?

Bigpaws
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ertw1

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Re: Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 12:47:55 pm »

First which Vector version are you using?

Bigpaws

I am using VL 6.0
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ertw1

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Re: Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 01:45:51 pm »

I managed to somewhat get it to work...but still problematic:

1) removed ndiswrapper and recompiled it from source.
2) physically disconnected the wireless usb adapter from my computer.
3) installed the wifi drivers using ndiswrapper (successfully)
4) removed the ndiswrapper module from the kernel
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rmmod -f ndiswrapper 5) added the ndiswrapper module to the kernel
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modprobe ndiswrapper 6) physically inserted the wireless usb adapter to my computer
7) opened the wicd manager --> Preferences --> General Settings --> WPA Supplicant Driver --> wext

This way it works, however it will freeze if I plug in the adapter before entering the command
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modprobe ndiswrapper .

This means that I can't have ndiswrapper run on startup while my wireless adapter is plugged in or else my computer will freeze on bootup.
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bigpaws

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Re: Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 04:12:30 pm »

Test this.

Add this to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper

Leave the USB device connected and then reboot,
report the results here.

Bigpaws
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ertw1

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Re: Wireless USB Adapter (DLINK WUA 2340)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 02:48:44 pm »

Test this.

Add this to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper

Leave the USB device connected and then reboot,
report the results here.

Bigpaws

I'm sorry for the late reply.  Thanks for the help.

I added this line to the file you specified.  I can get to the VL load screen but it hangs before it can get to the Multi-User GUI login screen.  Is there some way that I could "unmount" or digitally disconnect the USB device and reconnect it so I don't have to do this physically?
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