Re: Linksys wireless USB stick
On Sunday 02 September 2007 16:36, Arthur Barlow wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2007, at 5:45 PM, Wayne Topa wrote:
> > Arthur Barlow(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> >> I am running Lenny on a Dell Latitude laptop. The kernel version is
> >> 2.6.21. I've been trying to get this wireless stick to work for
> >> awhile,
> >> but so far no luck, although slight progress has been made. I
> >> determined
> >> that the chip set was Ralink and I downloaded the Linux drivers,
> >> (RT73),
> >> and compiled them. I can now get the laptop to recognize the
> >> stick if I do
> >> the following: ifconfig rausb0 inet up. If I do iwconfig rausb0 it
> >> recognizes that the stick is there.
> >> But, now what? How do I get the stick to log on via DHCP to my
> >> router?
> >> Also if I try to run a command like: iwconfig rausb0 essid
> >> linksys, it
> >> accepts the command but still says that the essid is set to "off/
> >> any."
> >> Thanks for any help in advance.
> > "this wireless stick" is not very informative, to me anyway.
> > Have you tried to find if that "wireless stick" even works on linux
> > yet?
> > google for "Manufacturer +model # of 'this wireless stick'
> > +linux". You should
> > know more then this message will get you.
> > WT
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> The "stick" is the Linksys compact Wireless-G USB adapter, model
> WUSB54GC. It does apparently work with Linux.
I'm no expert, but I've gotten a similar device (that uses a driver included
with the kernel) to work by using network-manager, and since I use KDE
I also got it to work with a static ip by using fhe
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# This entry denotes the loopback (127.0.0.1) interface.
iface lo inet loopback
# This entry was created during the Debian installation
iface eth0 inet dhcp
#iface eth1 inet dhcp
iface eth1 inet static
wireless_key your_wep_passkey here
where eth0 is my wired-interface, and eth1 is my wireless interface, which
appears in iwconfg as follows
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"my_essid" Nickname:"zd1211"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:04:0E:96:0F:37
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s
Encryption key: my_key_here Security mode:open
Link Quality=79/100 Signal level=35/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
vmnet1 no wireless extensions.
vmnet8 no wireless extensions.
In my experience, setting up network interfaces in debian can be a really time
consuming and frustrating experience. Unfortunately I have never found a
really good HowTo, and have always had to piece information together from