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No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby TscharlsBronsn on Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:05 pm

Hello guys,

I just installed Linux mint 9 (gnome) and everything's just fine except the wifi. wired connection works.

I tried to install it via "Administration\Hardware Drivers", but it just says "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" without listing some drivers i could install. (i guess i don't have to enable proprietary drivers, i chose mint because of that. anyway i enabled everything except unstable packages in "Administration\Software Sources")
After that i tried to get it done with ndiswrapper. I got the disc with windowsXP drivers but there are no .inf files i can choose ... i cannot find the right driver on the internet either.


The Adapter is called: Siemens Gigabite USB Adapter 11.

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$ lsusb
Bus 005 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 003 Device 003: ID 04d9:1603 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1690:0701 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] WLAN
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


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$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.


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$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:ec:d7:91:00 
          inet addr:192.168.2.114  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::216:ecff:fed7:9100/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:4790 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3738 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:6288837 (6.2 MB)  TX bytes:356700 (356.7 KB)
          Interrupt:17 Base address:0x2c00

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB)  TX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB)


thanks for any help
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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby Erinsfan on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:22 am

Hello,

First, try to run 'lsmod' and check for a module listed something like "at76c50x-usb". That is the module for your USB WLAN NIC which appears to be listed as "Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1690:0701 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] WLAN". More details on the module are here.

So the simple answer looks to be that the kernel supports your USB NIC without the need for NDisWrapper. Have a tinker with lsmod and post the results.

Also, have a read here and here.

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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby TscharlsBronsn on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:54 am

hello erin,
thanks for your reply.

so i ran lsmod:
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$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nls_utf8                1069  1
isofs                  29250  1
binfmt_misc             6587  1
dm_crypt               11331  0
snd_via82xx            20058  2
gameport                9089  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec        100646  1 snd_via82xx
ac97_bus                1002  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            35308  0
snd_mixer_oss          13746  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                70662  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc          7076  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         5617  1 snd_via82xx
snd_seq_dummy           1338  0
snd_seq_oss            26726  0
snd_seq_midi            4557  0
snd_rawmidi            19056  2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      6003  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                47263  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              19098  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ppdev                   5259  0
at76c50x_usb           33566  0
snd_seq_device          5700  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
mac80211              204922  1 at76c50x_usb
parport_pc             25962  1
lp                      7028  0
serio_raw               3978  0
i2c_viapro              5573  0
shpchp                 28820  0
parport                32635  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
snd                    54148  15 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
cfg80211              126485  1 mac80211
soundcore               6620  1 snd
dm_raid45              81647  0
xor                    15028  1 dm_raid45
usbhid                 36110  0
hid                    67032  1 usbhid
fbcon                  35102  71
tileblit                2031  1 fbcon
font                    7557  1 fbcon
bitblit                 4707  1 fbcon
softcursor              1189  1 bitblit
vga16fb                11385  1
vgastate                8961  1 vga16fb
via_agp                 5310  1
pata_via                7272  3
sata_via                6945  0
r8169                  33884  0
mii                     4381  1 r8169
agpgart                31724  1 via_agp


i guess you meant this:
mac80211 204922 1 at76c50x_usb.

i read your links and somehow reached this: http://at76c503a.berlios.de/devices.html

Am I right there? do i just have to download the packages from one of the first three lines from the link and install them?
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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby ej64 on Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:08 am

Seems to me you are on the right track. Go on!
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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby Erinsfan on Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:03 am

You should not need to download anything as the "module" (driver in Windows speak) is loaded. Obviously, it can be seem in "lsusb".

Have a read of this article. Remember, forget the manufacturor of the dongle as we've established it is a Askey chipset that requires the "at76c50x" USB module. As that website says, it should work out of the box. Follow the instructions and post how you got on.

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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby TscharlsBronsn on Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:38 am

i still dont know what to do,

i followed the step in the troubleshooting article linked in your link.... so i have a driver installed because the device is listed in the lsusb output and at76c50x_usb is listid in the lsmod output? but its still not working correctly with the kernel as indicated by my iwconfig output?

i keep on reading... you may give me a hint if you have any advice left

thanks for your help so far
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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby Erinsfan on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:22 am

Hello,

Did you read this part of the last link?...

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Various (SMC, Belkin...)
Various USB devices
 Atmel AT76C503A
 ?
 Yes
 Yes
 Plug it and go the the network administration to enable it. Nothing more, it works fairly well
 2005-09-27
 USB


I am not very good at explaining things and if you search for the kernel module "at76c50x", chipset "Atmel AT76C503A" or vendor ident "1690:0701 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] WLAN" on Google, it can be as much help as I can. Also, consider searching the Ubuntu forums and Wiki as well. Mint is a modified version of that.

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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby chachi on Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:25 am

Hey Bronsn,

To activate your wireless USB adapter you need to define your network parameters (IP address, gateway, etc.)

First, click the "Menu" button down on the panel and then select "Preferences" -> "Network Connections"

Next, select the tab titled "Wireless"

Select the wireless entry that you see in that box and click "Edit"

In the Edit popup, select the tab titled "IPv4 Settings"

Select the correct Method by clicking on that text widget. Here, you will select either:
1) "Manual" if you already have an Internet IP address assigned to you.
2) "Automatic (DHCP)" to have an IP address auto-assigned.

If you selected "Manual", you must click on "Add" button, and then define the three fields required: Address, Netmask, and Gateway.

Down below, you must enter both fields for "DNS Servers" and "Search Domains".

Up near the top, click upon the box "Connect Automatically"

When you are completely done, click "Apply" button

Back at the "Network Connections" popup, click on the "Close" button.

At this point, IF you entered everything correctly, the NetworkManager process will start up your network connection using your USB network adapter.

Good Luck
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Re: No Wireless Connection (Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 11)

Postby erd on Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Hello,
I'm trying the same thing on a Ubuntu 11.04 machine and followed chachi's instructions with no success.
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$ sudo iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.


lsmod gives me the same thing:

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mac80211              257001  1 at76c50x_usb


This is the lsusb -v output:

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Bus 002 Device 004: ID 069a:0321 Askey Computer Corp. Dynalink WLL013 / Compex WLU11A 802.11b Adapter
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass          254 Application Specific Interface
  bDeviceSubClass         1 Device Firmware Update
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x069a Askey Computer Corp.
  idProduct          0x0321 Dynalink WLL013 / Compex WLU11A 802.11b Adapter
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           0
  iProduct                0
  iSerial                 0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           25
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           0
      bInterfaceClass       254 Application Specific Interface
      bInterfaceSubClass      1 Device Firmware Update
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              0
      Device Firmware Upgrade Interface Descriptor:
        bLength                             7
        bDescriptorType                    33
        bmAttributes                        1
          Will Not Detach
          Manifestation Intolerant
          Upload Unsupported
          Download Supported
        wDetachTimeout                   1299 milliseconds
        wTransferSize                    1024 bytes
cannot read device status, Broken pipe (32)


Could this "cannot read device status, Broken pipe (32)" at the end be a hint to what the problem is?

Thank You,
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