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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:25 am    Post subject: Cisco-Linksys Wireless-G USB dongle problems... Reply with quote

I got the system to recognize it, and it says there is a driver for it. However I don't have a config file for it according to iwlist, and iwconfig lets me monkey with the settings, i.e. essid and channel and txpower, but other than the hardware list saying it's there, nothing else notices it. And everytime I go to add it, the system tries to set it as eth1, and I can't find it in the list of cards.

Any ideas?

Oh is there a way to make an config file using a command line? Or can someone tell me how to put one in there??

Thanks in advance,

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does:

iwlist eth1 scan

Do? Substitute your correct name (as reported by iwconfig) for eth1.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't copy the exact text but when I try to establish a connection it shows the essid and the frequency it's running on amongst the other things. I'm trying different settings but so far nothing.

iwlist wlan0 scanning shows nothing stating no configuration file present for the device.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you could post the output that would help a lot.

iwlist does not need a configuration file to function--in fact, I dont think it even reads one at all.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I broke down and copied it down for you Jebba :D since getting it to work seems a bit vital now.


Eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID: "my essid"
Mode: Managed Frequency: 2.422 Ghz Access Point: Not Associated
Retry min Limit: 7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr: 2436b
Ecryption key: off
Link Quality: 0 Signal Level: 0 Noise Level: 0
Rx Invalid Nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt: 0 Rx invalid frag: 0
Tx excessive retries: 0 Invalid misc: 0 Missed Beacon: 0

Iwlist eth1 scanning:

interface doesn't support scanning: Network is down.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it has something to do with it not activating properly (turning on) possibly. For the moment I'm gonna try getting another distro that might be able to work for me b/c I really need this to work and I can't wait much longer without it...

Went and looked up some more info on the driver and I'm noticing that it's very PnP with this device type so I don't know why it's not activating correctly as of yet.

Also using the rt73usb drivers which is Ralink based more specifically the rt2x00 driver set. I've been looking like the dickens in getting this to work....

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your card needs an access point (ap) set with iwconfig. Probably find it on the item or the box it came in. Same format as the MAC (ha) address, different string. Is dhclient running? How are you starting networking after you make changes?

rt2x00 support appears to be broken in the recent fedora kernels. I have a cisco linksys internal pci wifi card that stopped working with the recent FC9 kernels. Have been able to keep it working under FC9 using a libre kernel from oliva. Used that to get BLAG 89999-22222 working, ran updates, now even that doesn't work, so it's more than just the kernel.

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