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Author Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless USB adapter installation.  (Read 2164 times)
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« on: December 26, 2011, 04:36:50 pm »

How do I install a package for a wireless USB adapter on a PC with Vector Linux 7.0 that otherwise has NO internet access (I am posting this question from a Windows computer that does have wireless internet access)?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you in Advance.
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pierce.jason
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 06:20:15 pm »

Do you know the name of the package that you want to install?

Or do you need assistance in discovering which drivers your network card uses?
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 11:14:01 pm »

Locater,

A couple of years ago I bought several usb wireless adapters which were linux compatible for about $10 each.  If you want info re same let me know.  Just plug them in.  Nothing else needed.

John
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 12:59:27 am »

Plug in the USB device and post the output of lspci, lsusb and lsmod Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 07:49:36 am »

The brand name on the adapter says Linksys, and I pugged it in to my Linux computer... and nothing happened (the model number is WUSB 1.1), and the package I tried to install is - linux_wlan_ng_0114_pre1_dr.tar.gz__. So what should I do now?
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 11:36:00 am »

The easiest way for us to help you is to have you get us some precise information, using the command line.
Assuming you are using VL 7.0 Standard: Find a terminal on the menu and open it.
type "su" and press enter
<enter your password>
type "lsusb" and press enter
use your mouse to highlight and copy the resulting text, and paste it into a reply.
do the same thing for "lsmod" and "lspci"
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 02:07:03 pm »

I can't paste the resulting text into the reply because my linux computer has NO internet connection whatsoever (I said in my initial posting that I an using my Windows 7 computer for internet access).
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 02:38:04 pm »

OK - so I figured out a "roundabout" way of getting that information to you, and here it is:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:7504 Hewlett-Packard Printing Support
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1915:2233 Nordic Semiconductor ASA Linksys WUSB11 v2.8 802.11b Adapter [Atmel AT76C505]
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 04:40:54 pm »

We need the output of lsmod as well Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 05:09:50 pm »

OK - here it is:

Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   51559  5
at76c50x_usb           25780  0
mac80211              160102  1 at76c50x_usb
cfg80211              110051  1 mac80211
rfkill                 10898  1 cfg80211
nouveau               473283  2
ttm                    39995  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper         18228  1 nouveau
drm                   128651  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            3718  1 nouveau
mxm_wmi                 1053  1 nouveau
wmi                     6295  1 mxm_wmi
video                   9731  1 nouveau
snd_seq_dummy           1035  0
snd_seq_oss            21907  0
snd_seq_midi_event      3924  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                36499  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            28741  0
snd_mixer_oss          10545  2 snd_pcm_oss
p4_clockmod             2372  0
speedstep_lib           2558  1 p4_clockmod
freq_table              1763  1 p4_clockmod
mperf                    937  0
usblp                   8087  0
snd_via82xx            15557  3
gameport                5776  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         80849  1 snd_via82xx
ac97_bus                 774  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                48666  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              12858  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ppdev                   4251  0
snd_page_alloc          5143  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         4287  1 snd_via82xx
processor              21842  0
thermal                 6450  0
fan                     1850  0
thermal_sys             9985  4 video,processor,thermal,fan
parport_pc             16387  0
snd_rawmidi            13181  1 snd_mpu401_uart
rtc_cmos                6673  0
i2c_viapro              4079  0
parport                21892  2 ppdev,parport_pc
via_agp                 4675  1
snd_seq_device          3853  4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
agpgart                19211  3 ttm,drm,via_agp
sg                     18020  0
button                  3510  1 nouveau
hwmon                   1093  1 thermal_sys
tulip                  37100  0
i2c_core               13898  5 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_viapro
snd                    36298  15 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
shpchp                 18739  0
soundcore               3736  2 snd
evdev                   6626  5
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 06:07:47 pm »

Looks like your adapter is found and module loaded. In a terminal, as root, try command: "VLwifi" (it's case sensitive). Even if it does not work right away, take note of the name of the adapter. It may be "wlan0", "eth1", "ra0" or similar. Let's know what you find.
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2011, 04:33:10 pm »

type iwconfig -a and ifconfig -a in terminal...post the output
you can use WICD to configure your wireless...
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 05:51:47 pm »

After trying the suggestions mentioned above, the end results were as follows - for VLwifi, the output was:

cat: /etc/wifi-radar/wifi-radar.conf: No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `/etc/wifi-radar/wifi-radar.conf': No such file or directory
2011-12-28 19:50:42: ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Invalid parameter 1: -.

after which I got a popup window that a wireless card could not be found (I have a wireless USB network adapter NOT a wireless network card).

Then I tried iwconfig -a and ifconfig -a, and got the following output:

root:# iwconfig -a
-a        No such device

vector:/~
root:# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:AD:7A:9E:82 
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:16 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:16
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:17 Base address:0xa000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:11872 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:11872 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:950144 (927.8 Kb)  TX bytes:950144 (927.8 Kb)

So what else do you suggest?
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2011, 06:09:37 pm »

it looks like you need the firmware from here: http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/atmel/atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz
untar it with "tar xvf atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz"
then copy the firmware files to /lib/firmware/ as root "cp atmel-firmware-1.3/*/*bin /lib/firmware/"
then reboot and iwconfig should show your wireless adapter.
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 08:48:51 am »

I tried that, and got the following result:

root:# cp atml-firmware-1.3/*/*bin/lib/firmware/
cp: missing destination file operand after `atml-firmware-1.3/*/*bin/lib/firmware/'
Try `cp --help' for more information.
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