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multsystem

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wireless WG111T USB adapter
« on: August 03, 2008, 03:04:06 am »
I am trying to put this adapter working in my desktop, but i am almost giving up...

What i did?wpa

a found the WindowsXP driver on the CD and then:

ndiswrapper -i
ndiswrapper -l
ndiswrapper -m
depmod -aq
modprobe ndiswrapper

Ok, after iwconfig i saw my card. After i put some information on /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and then:

wpa_supplicant -Dndiswrapper -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

but it's not working.


My router use WPA, with static ip.

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Re: wireless WG111T USB adapter
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 04:18:28 am »
pls provide your lspci, lspcmcia and lsmod....
what version of VL you are using?

multsystem

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Re: wireless WG111T USB adapter
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 12:03:55 pm »
It's a usb adapter, but my lsusb return ok. My adapter is ok. I can do a scan with
iwlist wlan0 scan
and see my network but it's not getting  conected.


VL STD 5.9...

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Re: wireless WG111T USB adapter
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 03:20:56 pm »
Start with simple steps. Disable the security first since that
will add more to troubleshoot.

iwconfig will give interface information about the current
settings. Test the essid first then go from there.

HTH

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Re: wireless WG111T USB adapter
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 08:41:09 pm »
Hi, I am running vl 5.8 and one mistake I made was using the ndiswrapper as the driver like this
wpa_supplicant -B -Dndiswrapper -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

I went to the ndiswrapper at sourceforge
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/index.php?/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,wpa/
and found you should call it with the wext driver like this
wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

wext will figure out the device is supported with ndiswrapper and call it under the covers. Once I made this change it worked fine for me.

one other issue, I had to try several different winxx drivers before I could get connected, so you may need to experiment a bit.
I hope this helps.
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