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Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:50 pm

I have a Linksys Cisco WUSB54GC USB wireless adapter. How do I get this thing to work in Linux Mint so I can use the internet? Help!
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby richyrich on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:18 am

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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:17 pm

I'm very, very new to Linux. I read through the instructions you gave me and attempted to follow the directions. It didn't work. Is there something that is easier? Or is Linux just not meant for me? Do you have to be a techie to use Linux?
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby richyrich on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:25 pm

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=33561

Please post back here (C to G at least), we'll try to help . . . :)
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:53 pm

C Include the version (Gloria or Mint 7 and so on) and edition (main, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox ...)

I'm using the latest release Mint 7 also called Gloria. Gnome. Main Edition.

D Almost all problems have a hardware component - run lspci in a terminal and include. If it is a USB device also include lsusb

00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,PCI and SDR/DDR] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:0f.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash Flash Drive
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1737:0077 Linksys

E If the problem is about a particular "device", like a sound card or a wifi card, found in lspci run lspci -vvnn and post the section for that device (that section only please - it's a very long list)

I'm not sure about this part.

F If the problem is about wifi tell us if you use ndiswrapper - Windows Wireless Drivers

I used Windows Wireless Drivers and it said it found the device and installed the driver.

G Tell us if you use mint4win

I have no idea what that is.
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:59 pm

I guess I'm also wondering if different versions of Linux are easier to use....is Ubuntu easier, for instance? Or am I going to have this problem with all versions....i.e. regognizing my USB Network Adapter or other driver issues.....? Thanks.
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:05 am

re: G Tell us if you use mint4win

Just did a search for that. No, I didn't use it. I have no other OS on the computer and installed Linux after getting rid of Windows XP.
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby richyrich on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:14 am

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1737:0077 Linksys


okay . :) . it looks like it is being detected. Now we should try and find out what drivers are loaded for it.
Please post the output of (from the terminal): inxi -N

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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:13 am

result of inxi-N:

bash: inxi-N: command not found
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby altair4 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:41 am

Put a space between the inxi and the -N
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:30 am

The WUSB54GC uses the rt73 chip
Here are two links to working solutions
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=27833&p=166561&hilit=wusb54gc#p166561
The link to Ubuntu forums will probably help you out
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=9198&p=57098&hilit=wusb54gc#p57098
Note that from Gloria the file is called blacklist.conf - important This is not the line you should follow first
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby Kaye on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:41 am

Just because your question got somewhat skirted, Mint is probably the most newbie-friendly distro there is. Ubuntu would definitely not be easier for you.
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:54 pm

re: inxi -N

Network: Card National Semiconductor DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller driver natsemi
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:57 pm

Husse wrote:The WUSB54GC uses the rt73 chip
Here are two links to working solutions
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=27833&p=166561&hilit=wusb54gc#p166561
The link to Ubuntu forums will probably help you out
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=9198&p=57098&hilit=wusb54gc#p57098
Note that from Gloria the file is called blacklist.conf - important This is not the line you should follow first


OK. I am seriously now thinking that I have no business using Linux. I am lost. Is the only way to get this to work by typing lines of code?
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:08 pm

Bump. Just hoping someone has something to help me before I give up and go back to Windows. :(
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:18 am

You should try ndiswrapper - Windows Wireless Drivers (To find the app just open the menu and type win)
Have your Windows driver handy and use the applet to install it
I think the Windows driver is found on some CD/DVD you have
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:09 pm

I did that the first time. Now, in attempting to do it again, here's what I get.

I put in my disc. Click on Windows Wireless Drivers. I get the message "Unable to see if Hardware is Present" before I even do anything.

I click OK.

Then I click Install New Driver. I find the .inf file on my CD and click OK.

It now says it's installed and hardware is present. However, I cannot pick up a wireless signal. Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:05 pm

I'll check in on this as soon as I have the time for it
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:45 pm

Maybe this will help too:

* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
rt2870 : driver installed
device (1737:0077) present
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:0c:46:f5
inet addr:10.0.0.5 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe0c:46f5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:15670 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6076 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:11738344 (11.7 MB) TX bytes:868425 (868.4 KB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000

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)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/pan0/6e:6a:af:82:e4:b8
Sending on LPF/pan0/6e:6a:af:82:e4:b8
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:c0:9f:0c:46:f5
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:c0:9f:0c:46:f5
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPOFFER of 10.0.0.5 from 10.0.0.1
DHCPREQUEST of 10.0.0.5 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 10.0.0.5 from 10.0.0.1
* Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf smbd only
...done.
bound to 10.0.0.5 -- renewal in 33909 seconds.
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 10.0.0.1
Address: 10.0.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.67.100
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.53.100
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.45.100
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Re: Help with USB WiFi

Postby moree on Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:48 pm

Then, in following instructions on another page, I did this:

lspci in a terminal

00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,PCI and SDR/DDR] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:0f.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY

I don't see one of these as my Linksys USB adapter....?
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