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Author Topic: IOGEAR USB Wireless  (Read 124 times)

StrayBit

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IOGEAR USB Wireless
« on: January 09, 2017, 04:49:16 pm »

Used the network settings to set the ssid to my router.  Left the other spaces blank.  No connection!
lspci
02:00.0 Ethernet Controller Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID Bace:1215 ZyDAZ 2D1211B 802.11g
iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point:Not Associated Tx-Power=20dbm
retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

The WAP is using Encryption (not the weak one)
This is happening in both 7.1 and 7.2b1.1.  What do I do now?
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bigpaws

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 10:18:58 pm »

It does not appear that the essid is set.
As root:

Try ifconfig to test if the interface is up more than likely wlan0
but there are other names it could be.

You can try below.

iwconfig essid "AP Name"

NOTE: remove the quotes and replace  AP Name with the essid.

Then try iwconfig and test.

If that works then set the key

iwconfig wlan0 enc <key>

NOTE: wlan0 should be replaced with the interface name and key should remove <> and replace key with the key

HTH

Bigpaws

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StrayBit

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 12:00:59 pm »

Thanks for your reply, Bigpaws.
I moved the device to another port and see that I made a couple of mistakes - couldn't read my own writing!
lsusb
Buss 001 Device 005: ID 0ace:1215 XyDAS 2D1211B 802.11g
ifcofig shows only wlan0 (other than lo and ethernet
iwconfig essid qwest5177
  Unknown command qwest5177
lwconfig  no change
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bigpaws

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 02:41:07 pm »

I screwed that up:

iwconfig wlan0 essid "AP Name"

Follow the notes.

See if that gets it going.

Bigpaws
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StrayBit

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 05:28:40 pm »

After transposing essid and wlan0, which didn't work so I tried the way you said.  The only difference:
iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"qwest5177"
Still no connection.  And somewhere it is supposed to ask for the pass phrase.
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bigpaws

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 06:00:14 am »

You will need wpa_supplicant to finish the connection.

This site should get you going.

http://linux.icydog.net/wpa.php

I do not know why the gui tools are having a problem.
This has been forwarded to the devs.

Bigpaws
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M0E-lnx

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 06:34:16 am »

Couple of questions.

post the output of
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cat /etc/vector-versionpost the output of
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uname -apost the output of
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lsmod |grep -i wlan

StrayBit

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 09:54:28 am »

bigpaws: I got everything to work except the last command:
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Vector://home/bruce
root# dhclient -r
root# dhclient wlan0
and do I have to
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root# wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/home/bruce/wpa.conf
every time I boot up?

MOE-lnx:
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cat /etc/vector-version
7.2 STD B1.1 built on Dec-20-2016
#uname -a
Linux vector 4.4.39 SMP Mon Dec 19 15:21:26 CST 2016 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.60 GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
lsmod |grep -i wlan
Vector://home/bruce
root#
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bigpaws

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 06:03:05 pm »

Try dhcpcd -k
dhcpcd

See if that works.

dhclient is not a command in Vector or Slackware.

Bigpaws
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StrayBit

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Re: IOGEAR USB Wireless
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 08:20:12 pm »

That worked.  Thanks.
Among other things it reported
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No carrier
while iwlist scan shows my router and printer.
I start a 3 day conference tomorrow so won't be up.
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