Fedora Networking :: Get Linksys WEC600n Card To Work?
Nov 26, 2009
First off I'd like to say if I hadn't put Fedora on my USB stick I'd never discovered that my old laptop had built in wifi, and it was just disabled in the BIOS. I was originally trying to get my Linksys WEC600n card to work. Once I turned on the internal wifi, and took out the linksys card, fedora picked it up right away. My problem is when I try going to websites they won't work, except for FedoraProject. (If I try to navigate to the FP forums it doesn't work either.) I'm not sure what would be the cause of this, so I have no idea where to start.
1. It had my wireless network in the list.
2. I put in my WEP key.
3. It appeared to connect fine.
4. Websites won't load.
I just installed Fedora again, after a long absence. I have been using XP. I am having issues setting up my wireless card Linksys WMP54G. For some reason the card has been recognized, and the interface is there. But I have tried every walk-trough known to Google, and it still won't work. I have been using the GUI tools, but they don't work. I have also been using the command line walk through, and they aren't working either. Does anyone know which files I need to set and what the process would be?
I'm having trouble getting my wifi devices to work on my 128bit WEP network. I have a new Thinkpad T400, with an internal Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN. I also have some cardbus cards: a Lucent ORiNOCO Gold, a Linksys Wireless-G, and a TRENDnet TEW-421PC. I have them set up as interfaces eth2, eth1, and eth3. (The TRENDnet isn't recognised as a network card at all, so no interface for it.) I have installed the latest firmware for the Linksys card.
The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files are virtually identical for all of them, differing only in the HWADDR and DEVICE lines. So here's the behaviour:
1. The Lucent card comes up just fine. 2. The internal 5100AGN and the Linksys cards won't come up, and watching with iwconfig shows that they're either associated with my AP OR they've got an encryption key set -- but not both. 3. When trying to bring up the 5100AGN, I get the following messages:
iwlagn: index 0 not used in uCode key table iwlagn: index 3 not used in uCode key table
/var/log/messages shows DHCPDISCOVER requests being sent, but they're bound to fail since the association with the AP with WEP isn't being completed. And yes, the ifcfg-* files really *are* identical except for the DEVICE and HWADDR lines. The /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file correctly maps the interfaces to the MAC addresses. So why does my antique ORiNOCO card work and thew newer ones fail? How can I track down what's being done wrong/not being done?
I recently purchased the Linksys WMP45G wireless card for my desktop (as my router is too far for ethernet cable). I can't get it to work. The NetworkManager icon doesn't appear in the upper-right corner, despite being up-and-running. Here is some output:
[root@cwatson ~]$ uname -a Linux cwatson.homeunix.net 2.6.18-194.11.1.el5.centos.plus #1 SMP Wed Aug 11 08:19:38 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux [root@cwatson ~]$ yum list installed "Network*"
I have installed Fedora 12 on a Dell computer with an internal Broadcom wifi card. The installation fails to find the card and I don't find it listed among the available drivers. Any suggestions on how I can get the card working? Or, failing that how I can get the Linksys USB radio to work?
I've got an old laptop wich wireless adapter is a Gigabyte GN-WI01 GS MINI PCI(its chipset is Realtek RTL8169/8110, I believe) and I'm not able to make it run in Wifislax 3.1 Live CD. I downloaded the linux drivers for it and tried to install them following the instructions but when it came the time to execute configure.sh it told me that I had to actualize some kind of packets first(GK+ or something like that can't remember ). I also have another wireless usb adapter that I tried to use too. It's a Linksys WUSB54g v4(chipset: rt2570). I tried to follow a guide I found about making run an adapter like that on Wifislax 3.1 but when I had to "Force ralink rt73 on rt2500" it doesn't appear on my Live CD version, it appears "Force ralink rt73 on rt2570", dunno if it has something to be but I get an error while making it.
I don't know if it has to be with my laptop, my wireless adapters or my way of following the steps. If it has to be with my adapters I would like to buy some new one(not very expensive) that I won't have any problems running it on Wifislax and that will work on my old laptop(cause I just have that one and can't afford a new one).
I am trying to make a d-link dwl-650+ pcmcia card work through ndiswrapper method following the direction at:[URl]... The first step there is to install the "kmod-ndiswrapper" via yum.
But, how would I just download this package to a usb drive so that I can transfer it to the laptop that needs wireless networking. Is there an option in yum where I can just download the package, not intstall, so that I can save it somewhere?
I`m using Fedora 14 and i`ve one problem, i use x-lite phone on windows and what is x-lite alternative for linux ? i`ve found x-lite phone for linux but it dont work fine . It has problems with sound card etc. What do you recommend?
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server. I can't get my Wireless Card & Wired Card to work at the same time. My interfaces file is incorrect, when I comment out 1 of the interfaces the other works. I have attached my interfaces file.
I have a DSL modem with four ports and a built-in wireless router downstairs. It works great: I have wired Ethernet for my PCs downstairs (all plugged in directly to the DSL modem); my son has great wireless access upstairs (using the built-in wireless in his laptop). PROBLEM: I want to add another, desktop, PC upstairs. I've been trying to use wireless, with a plug-in a Linksys USB stick. It doesn't work worth crap.
I'm considering a) getting another phone jack upstairs, and moving my DSL modem there, or b) stringing some CAT-5 cable from the modem downstairs to the PC upstairs. Putting a wireless PCI card in my upstairs desktop PC might also solve the problem, but the PC only has one PCI slot, and I'd rather keep it free, if at all possible.
QUESTION: Is there any kind of "wireless repeater", where I can a) get wireless access from my DSL modem/wireless base station downstairs, and b) give me some spare Ethernet ports, so I can plug in desktop PC (so the PC can have a wired Ethernet connection)? POSSIBLE SOLUTION: I have an old Linksys WRT54G router that I'm not using. Q: Is there any way to configure it for this purpose? Q: Would it be possible to use it for this purpose if I installed OpenWRT?
I see a bunch of posts about WUSB600N, often telling folks to download and compile proprietary drivers from ralink's website. With Ubuntu 11.04, getting WUSB600N to work might be as simple as disabling rt2870sta (for rev1). If you have rev 2 card, driver to disable is I believe rt3572sta. Even if you need to recompile drivers by hand, the right thing to do is to first try nightly build of rt2x00 drivers from [URL], and fall back to ralink provided drivers only if things do not work out with rt2x00 drivers. I saw recent updates on rt2x00 mailing list for rt3572 chip, give it a try if you have rev 2 card.
WUSB600N rev 1 (rt2870 chip) should "just work" with rt2x00 driver included with 2.6.38 kernel in Ubuntu 11.04. At least it works for me. You may need to blacklist rt2870sta driver from staging directory so that it does not load and interfere with rt2x00 drivers. There's one small annoying issue with power save mode on rt2870 chip when rt2x00 is in use, which seems to have just been fixed upstream. Most users will never notice it, but if you do notice card re-connecting to AP every 10-20 minutes or so, simply disable power saving, and all will be smooth (iwconfig wlan0 power off). If you have an older Ubuntu release (kernel 2.6.35) and rev 1 card, you should be able to download nightly build of rt2x00 driver from [URL]. It worked for me just fine with previous Ubuntu releases.
I just installed Cable internet in my apartment. Part of the deal was a free Router (a Belkin). Now I already had a router so now I have an extra, and I remembered something I wanted to try If I ever got an extra router.... I read somewhere, that you can replace the firmware of the Linksys WRT54G Router/Switch with a Linux-based firmware.
I want to try this, but I have some concerns. I'm worried about losing my WPA2 Encryption, and connection problems; I have two Linux laptops (Ubuntu, and Fedora 64 bit) which connect Wirelessly, a desktop w/ 64 Bit Fedora 10, and two Vista Desktops that connect via Ethernet. Will the multiple Operating Systems cause a problem?
I am trying to connect my desktop to the internet via my Linksys wireless usb WUSB11v2.8 adapter. My network showed up in the Network manager as soon as I installed Fedora and it asked for my network key, but it still doesn't connect. It just keeps asking.I was reading that possibly the driver is not compatible with the OS. I heard about RPMs and the ndiswrapper program that supposedly is supposed to help with compatibility issues so I went and installed both via a direct ethernet connection.
I guess my question is now since I have these programs, what else do I need and how do I go about completing the installation? I pretty much need to be baby stepped by step into how to do this including the best place to install the software, what files do I need, and where and how if I even need to get my device's chipset.
/sbin/lspci reports this: 01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2800 802.11n PCI iwconfig reports nothing Network manager doesn't see it. The card works when I run it from Win 7. I tried rt2800 and rt2860. no results I am fairly new to Linux and I don't know all of the command line functions, How to get my wireless PCI card detected. After I installed the rt2860 driver, I didn't reboot. After rebooting, the card lit up and now I am functional. Woo Hoo.
I am running Fedora 13 and I have a linksys WRT54G wireless router [1,2]. I'm having a strange problem. I'm using a computer connected to the router via a wired connection. At intermittent moments the connection seems to stop. I can't even ping the router (192.168.1.1). However, if I make NetworkManager reconnect to eth0 the connection immediately comes back and I can ping the router and navigate to websites. If I wait a random amount of time the connection also seems to comes back on its own (without reconnecting via NetworkManager). Any idea if this is a hardware (router) problem or a software problem? This didn't happen a month ago.
P.S: I have already updated to the latest firmware (Ver.8.00.8).[URL]..
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 read through the sticky of wireless card not working, and I followed through with the steps, with the exception of looking for firmware, because I'm certain it has it, being that the card works when I'm running Windows, and overall the system recognizes the device.
The only difference is, I notice that the activity light on the card itself does not turn on when running openSUSE. It recognizes the card, it even detects the network, but when I enter the WEP key and finish, it does nothing afterwards. Still no internet.
Trying to get Linksys WMP54G (RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI) card running in FC12 with WPA. The drivers are included in the distro. No luck with network manager. [root@nitefall ~]# lspci -v | grep -i network 01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI .....
When I try to do ifup wlan0 I get: [root@nitefall ~]# ifup wlan0 Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument. Determining IP information for wlan0... <hangs there for a while>
I get the above error with or without encryption enabled at the AP. I've been over hundreds of posts on dozens of pages and nothing has worked. I have a dual-boot and the card works perfectly in Windows, so it's not a hardware issue.
How well is the Linksys WMP300N PCI card supported in Squeeze? I have read that the US versions have Broadcom chipsets and others use Atheros chipsets. Mine is US as far as I can tell. The FCC ID is Q87-WMP300N. It is a PCI card. That's all I can tell you since the board has a metal cover over all the chips.
I installed the Linksys WMP600N dual band card on my OpenSuSE 11.2 box using the SuSE supplied rt2860 driver. With the 2.4GHz channels this works out of the box. However, I am unable to access the 5GHz channels. iwlist says:
Setting a 5GH channel with iwconfig doesn't work. iwpriv doesn't work either: iwpriv wlan0 set WirelessMode=6 wlan0 no private ioctls.
Changing any settings in /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat doesn't seem to have any effect at all. The driver supplied by SuSE is of version 1.8. On the Ralink website a newer driver of version 2.3 is available; but so far I didn't manage to install it because I am not a C expert. However, the 5GHz channels should be accessible by the older 1.8 version driver. Somehow I suspect that in the SuSE distribution some dynamic parameters are hardcoded and therefore the whole thing fails.
this card has notoriously horrible linux support; how to fix this and nobody ever seems to get it work. But it was working natively on ubuntu, so I know it can be done. I just don't know *how*. I downloaded the isl3890usb firmware, placed it in /usr/local/lib/firmware or whatever the path was in the guide. Soon after, iwconfig was giving me an interface! However it stopped working at this point. I tried iwlist wlan0 scan, but it always just says "no scan results." I manually configure everything and dhclient just tells me "no offers recieved." It appears to have an interface but is just not working at all. Where do I go from here?
I have been messing around with ubuntu for a few hours now trying to get my wireless driver to work, but I am having no luck. It seems like I installed the driver right, and network-admin use to show the wireless, but I couldn't unlock it to mess with properties. Now it doesn't even show wireless, and I still can't unlock it, so I'm unable to get my wireless card to work.
My onboard lan card was cutting out during samba file transfers so I put in a PCI lan card and disabled the integrated one. Now I'm having trouble getting it to work. I appologize in advance, I'm completely ignorant as to how to change net cards in Ubuntu and am quite new to Linux in general.I'd copy and paste my lspci, but I can't connect to that computer nor the internet with it now.
I have a Dell inspiron E1705 that I recently installed 10.04 LTS on. The wireless card i'm using is a Belkin express card that worked perfectly fine with 9.1 but won't work with 10.04. lspci -v output shows the card as installed with a driver listed but under capabilities is says "access denied".