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    configure USB/Wifi on with Debian


    Hello,

    I'm using Debian 3 with kernel 2.6.10
    I've an USB Wifi adapter to connect to my lan (uses the atmel chip).
    Could someone tell me how to configure it, the driver to use... ?
    FYI : I'm new to Linux...If your answer could be detailed it could help a lot

    thanks

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    What is the exact model of your USB adaptor?

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    If you're using an Atmel chipset your best bet is to check out:
    at76c503a.berlios.de

    Where they have a nice driver that works well with most of the Atmel USB wireless devices. I use mine with a Linksys WUSB11 v2.8 and a 2.6.7 kernel.

    Only caveat is that you have to get the version from CVS as the "released" version only works on 2.4 kernels.

    Hope this helps!

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    Hello,

    thank you very much for your answers. Here are new informations.
    I'm using Debian 3 distribution with kernel 2.6.10
    I compiled my kernel 2.6.10 with the Atmel driver.
    My USB port is recognized...
    My USB device is inventel 802.11b / 11Mbps which has been delivered with my inventel adsl modem router DWB 200...
    Concerning configuration, this is what i made :

    /etc/modprobe, in file reseau
    ===================
    alias eth0 via-rhine (I actually also use a network card)
    alias wlan0 atmel (I don't think i need this because module is loaded by the kernel)

    and finaly %update-modules to load these information in the configuration file


    /etc/network, in file interfaces
    ===================
    #loopback interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    #Wifi configuration
    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet static
    address 10.42.248.10
    netmask 255.0.0.0
    network 10.0.0.0
    broadcast 10.255.255.255
    gateway 10.0.0.1
    wireless_essid home (what is this exactly ?)
    wireless_mode managed
    wireless_channel 11
    wireless_key XXXXXXXXXXXXX

    #Network card configuration
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.42.248.11
    netmask 255.0.0.0
    network 10.0.0.0
    broadcast 10.255.255.255
    gateway 10.0.0.1

    When i use the iwconfig, i get
    eth0 no wireless extensions
    lo no wireless extensions


    This is what i've done.... Maybe it is not sufficient or false ?

    Hope you can help me

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