Debian :: Rt2x00 Not Working \ Never Detects Edimax Card Ew-7128g?
Apr 15, 2011
Is the open source wifi rt2x00 driver in the Debian kernel? I tried to install Debian for the last 2 years, It never detects my edimax card ew-7128g, Can't use something without wifi or internet support, it does not detect during the install. Nor when i am on the desktop.
Is Debian 6 going to support my WIFI card? Stable didn't support it. It says on the box of the edimax box that it supports Debian? Ever other OS supports it out of the box? That's the only reason I don't use Debian. Model EW-7128G [URL]
Just installed Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and everything seems to be working nicely except I have no networking.
The card does not appear in the Network Settings GUI. The only 3 tabs I have are General, DNS, and Hosts.
A screen grab is attached.
I'm a long time Windows user trying out some of the best Linux creative apps I can find. So, Ubuntu Studio was a no brainer. I checked the manufacturer's site for linux drivers and they are available, but I don't know how current. (Edimax site, not RaLink's site.) I opened the file and it looks like it needs to be compiled and installed to work. Something I know almost nothing about. The card is listed as supported in this forum for Ubuntu 9x but I can't find information about it for 10.04
PS. I have no networking on the system but I can transfer files via USB flash drives if needed.
Some System info:
1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Dell Precision 650
2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset: 03:0c.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
3 ) check interface: robert@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig 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
i had an old Dell collecting dust and i've wanted to dive into Linux so i bought a wireless card for it. It's an Edimax EW-7128G, the reason i bought it is because there were multiple positive reviews on how well it works in linux. Ok, so i don't know linux at all. I installed Ubuntu to learn. I installed the card and as far i can see it's not working. It came with a disc with linux drivers yet i don't know how to go about using them.
I have just purchased an Edimax EW-7128g with Ralink RT61 chip and physically installed it in a system running CentOS 5.2. Trying to follow the installation instructions, I get the following:
[root@webtest Module]# make all make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build SUBDIRS=/root/drivers/2007_1210_RT61_Linux_STA_v220.127.116.11/Module modules make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [all] Error 2
The problem is that although /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build exists, it appears to be a link:
[root@webtest Module]# ls -l /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Mar 23 15:34 /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-92.el5-i686
Since then the wireless on my Ubuntu finds a couple of networks, amongst them my wireless network that I am trying to connect. When I enter the Password (which I enter correctly btw) then it tries to connect, but then stops after about 30 seconds.
Finally took the plunge and upgraded my ubuntu studio to karmic from jaunty. I seem to be experiencing a problem many have, being that my wifi card (edimax) which worked on my previous distro is now not working at all. I've done a lot of research and found the problem seems to mainly be with broadcom cards, and have tried a number of things relating to those that have worked for others, with no luck.
My problem seems to be not that the drivers wont activate or anything like that, my problem is that under hardware drivers nothing appears at all. I have no drivers present, where most people are talking of 3. i have not found anyone else with this problem. My problem is compounded in addition by not being about to use a wire connection at all.
I have just installed an Edimax EW-7612PIn PCI-E Wifi card which has an RTL8192SE chipset. This chipset is not supported under current F15 kernels so I have installed the driver and firmware from source and have that working fine. The driver can see the card and I can issue 'iwconfig' commands successfully enough to see my Wifi network.
The problem I have is that I don't understand the relationship between iwconfig and wpa_supplicatant and as I'm running a headless F15 server I cannot use the NetworkManager GUI to help me. I should also note that the Wifi network is using WPA2-Personal encryption.
This is what I have done:
Configured /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 with what I think are reasonable values (based on google searches), including the ESSID, TYPE as Wireless, etc.
Configured /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, including using the key value returned from wpa_passphrase.
Arranged for wpa_supplicant to run from boot, using chkconfig.
However when I run 'ifconfig wlan0 up' I get the error message 'link is not ready' and indeed looking at the output from 'iwconfig wlan0' there are no configured values. I also understand that some values are configured by iwconfig and others by wpa_supplicant, however it's not clear what.
I have just installed Fedora 10 on a Dell Inspiron 530. I was delighted to see on the very first boot into the system that my Edimax RT73 USB stick was recognised by the system as it was offering a selection of wireless networks to connect to. But oddly, my own network wasn't listed there. I created a new network and entered the network id manually. Once it was in the list, I checked the radio button and saw a message that I am connected to my network. But after a few seconds the network icon disappeared.
I rebooted the system and again went through the same process with the icon disappearing.
I have an Edimax wireless access point with DHCP enabled. The security is WPA2 Personal with AES.
Vista is also dual booting on the same machine and working fine.
I have a system using a Linksys WUSB54B usb wifi adapter that needs the rt2x00/rt2500 modules. Using the fresh install kernel, 18.104.22.168-smp, the modules are there and I get my interface up.
But, when I configure my own kernel, not an smp system, I cannot find the .config option in the menu for rt2x00 network adapter support and the modules are not in /lib/modules/vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-first directory tree after a "make modules_install".
I looked through the configuration menu, but could find no reference to the rt2x00 drivers.
I have a DELL Vostro 1500 and I have Debian Lenny running on it. I did get the wireless card BCM4312 working but after doing apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade and after rebooting it stopped working. I am including the output from iwconfig, ifconfig and lsmod. raygo75@RayGo-d3:~$ sudo ifconfig eth1
[sudo] password for raygo75: eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:44:9b:e9:cc inet6 addr: fe80::216:44ff:fe9b:e9cc/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc000
I think I will mentions that I got the wireless card working after following the instructions at [URL]
I have some problems with my WiFi card I'm configuring for Debian Wheezy. I've used it in other computers successfully (It's a USB device), but this box doesn't seem to be able to recognize it or use it properly.
I've identified the card using Code: Select alllsusb with the output Code: Select allBus 001 Device 002: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
I've used the Wheezy docs to download the firmware necessary and it apparently is supposed to run fine with this firmware, but nothing is working. There was mention to a GitHub repository of a fixed version of the driver in question, which didn't work either.
i have a problem with my 8gb mirco SD card. I have to make an ext3 partition on it, but the system do not even recognize it. I have tried with a 2gb card and everything is working right, so the problem isn't my netbook's card reader (it's a samsung n220).
I am having some trouble with my sound card, for what I understanded is not detected on my kernel, my kernel is the following: 2.6.26-2-686. I got a Debian Lenny Stable with Xfce4, my sound card comes incorporate with my motherboard that is an Asus P4S800D-X and my sound card is a SoundMaX.
I am sure that the kernel doesn't recognize it because when I put on a terminal: lspci | grep Audio, I don't get nothing. Also when I go on my Xfce task menu to Settings >> Mixer Settings, I just get a default mixer setting with no audio channels or nothing. I got all my alsa drivers intalled too.because I tried to go to www.asus.com homepage (Motherboard Manufacture) and I cannot find the driver of the sound card for linux.Where I can get this driver? Or can I update my kernel with Lenny stable version? if so, let me know what version and what repository to get it. Because before I had a Debian Squeeze testing with the Kernel 2.6.30 and worked fine.
I have a Dell Vostro 1500 that has a Broadcom BCM4312 wireless card installed. I do not have access to a wired connection to the web so any thing I have to install is a download on my windows machine and then transfer that to the debian machine. I just finished installing Debian Squeeze but can not get my wireless card to scan for any networks. I found a tutorial at [URL] and followed the steps there. Finding all the dependances and installing them one by one (took me all day). My wireless card still will not scan for networks. After doing a 'sudo ifconfig eth1 up' it still will not scan for networks.
Output from ifconfig: raygo75@RayGo-2:~$ sudo ifconfig eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:44:9b:e9:cc inet6 addr: fe80::216:44ff:fe9b:e9cc/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc000
How do I get around this? It wants to get something from [URL] and I do not have internet access. It looks to me like it just wants to download the wl dirver, again, which I have done in the previous instructions I found. I am a retired UNIX (hp-unix) administrator so I know my way around the system.
I'm having problems getting my wireless network working. The same problem exists in both Debian 5.04 and Ubuntu 8.04. I'm using a Sonet ZEW2500P USB wireless card, which shows up when I look at lsusb. The card works under Windows, so its not a hardware problem.
When I run iwconfig, wlan0 simply doesn't show up on the list. It doesn't go by any other name either. I've tried adding iface wlan0 inet dhcp auto wlan0 to my /etc/network/interfaces file, but to no effect. I've tried using both the rt2000usb driver and the old rt2570 driver, and made sure both are not loaded at the same time using lsmod, but this doesn't help.
I wanted to try the CONFIG_NET_RADIO enable/rebuild kernel technique, but I can't find CONFIG_NET_RADIO anywhere in my autoconf.h file!
I assume someone will want to see a log file of some kind - just let me know which one (and where I can find it).
Anybody know how to get pictures off of one? I've got a computer with XP, but the software doesn't want to work. I've tried setting it up in a VM, but VirtualBox won't patch the camera through for some reason. The SD card adapter it came with stopped working, so that's a no-go.
I just joined this forum in hope of fixing my linksys wireless card, here is my problem. I have a old Compaq presario 1710sb laptop with a p1 32mb ram and a 2GB hard drive. I installed a Debian Lenny command line only install, I installed ndiswrapper from a etch .deb file I found on the internet but I can't find out how to get it working. I tried how tos on other sites but they didn't work, I need to get that card working before I can install a GUI.
I am pretty new to Linux still. I have a desktop I'm trying to set up as a Linux machine. I'm apparently running a testing version of squeeze (I was running lenny I thought too many updates?). Anyway, I've been trying various things all night to try to get my wireless card to work. The system tells me I have a Broadcom BCM4318. When I run dmesg I get this:
[ 496.640869] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to [URL] and download the latest firmware (version 4). [ 619.374662] input: b43-phy0 as /class/input/input25 [ 619.410838] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw [ 619.416638] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
Over and over. When I head to the website, it tells me to run b43-fwcutter. I've tried installing that and it says it installs fine but nothing ever changes. Everything I've found says that should work so I can't really find any suggestions for what to do if it doesn't.
I have just installed Squeeze on my 5+ year old iBook G4 and it runs quite nicely and quite fast! I am very happy with it overall. Finally I have been able toinstall Debian on a piece of hardware. Dual boot is generally hopeless on Macs. So this is a single boot setup and I am quite happy with it. I have two major issues right now:1. There's something wrong with the sound system. I get the following error message when I clickon the small x to the right of Volume Control (on the upper right corner of my screen). See attached screen shot.
I just installed Debian after I became fed up with Ubuntu. I'm trying to get my wireless card to work so I can move my computer back to it's proper place. Right now I have to put it right next to the router so the Ethernet cable can reach. Anyways, I've had trouble with this card before, so I did a quick google search. I found this: [URL]. I followed the instructions, and the thing at the top of the panel shows a list of wireless networks. When I try to connect to mine, it asks me for authentication. When I give it authentication, it idles for a while before asking me again.
Here's some system information: uname -a Linux max-pc 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Wed May 18 23:13:22 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux lsmod | grep rt2860sta rt2860sta 454573 1 crc_ccitt 1323 1 rt2860sta .....
From what I recall, when I used Ubuntu it was called ra0. Could this have something to do with it?
I have recently tried to install Debian 6 on a PowerMac G5 that we had lying around. The system installs fine and will boot to a command line, but when the installation was complete and X tried to start (using the default configuration--which I believe specified the 'nouveau' driver) the screen went completely blank and no amount of button-pushing could get me back to even a tty. I did here the standard noise that gdm3 makes when the login window is ready, so this is solely a display issue. Plus, [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[F1] followed by [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[Delete] did reboot cleanly so the system didn't hang. I booted from the CD into recovery mode and switched the default X driver to vesa (I had to install it), which, I understand, is supposed to work for everyone. However, nothing worked! I did get one step better: the vesa driver brought me back to the terminal when it crashed, instead of the nouveau's bad habit of stopping the display from working completely. I haven't got the full log files because it would be a pain to mail them to a computer with a working web browser (although I will if needed), but I did see the following messages in the output:
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
( followed by a backtrace )
Bus error at address 0xf79fd000
Fatal server error: Caught signal 7 (Bus error). Server aborting
I am trying to get my Behringer UCA202 USB sound card working on Debian Squeeze. Under lenny I can get the card working perfectly using modprobe snd-usb-audio then alsaconf. On squeeze however, I did the same thing and followed the debian wiki instructions, but while I can view the card to pull up in alsamixer no sound will play and under "item" both dB gains are stuck on 0.0 despite the channels being unmuted and the volume being up.
[EDIT]: I solved this problem by changing the line in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf "options snd-usb-audio index=-2" to index=1. I am not sure why that made it work though since I thought that line only changed the priority of using the card.
I just got myself a Dell Inspiron 1440. And decided to install my favorite distro Debian. I got the installation to go with no issue and all seems to be working fine. However the wireless isn't working. NetworkManager doesnt even detect a wireless card. I followed the instructions here and installed the b43-fwcutter and then issued the modprobe b43 and modprobe b43legacy commands. Then I issued the iwconfig command and this was the output.
Also, I've been doing some research and found out about some file located /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. So I looked in mine and found out that only my eth0 is added.
I had an Ubuntu Server 32 bit installation and everything was working fine. Now that I installed Ubuntu Server 64bit on a new drive in the same machine, the ethernet card is not working!! This is insane cause when I put the hard disk with the 32bit installation back and booting from it, the ethernet card is working without any problems but in the 64bits installation it is not shown at all using "ifconfig -a"