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This may not be in the right place, but I heard that most of the Gentoo WiFi install methods are different than other distros so I thought this belonged here. ...
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- 10-02-2005 #1
Linksys Wireless on Gentoo
This may not be in the right place, but I heard that most of the Gentoo WiFi install methods are different than other distros so I thought this belonged here.
I have a Linksys 802.11B wireless reciever for my wireless router in the other room that I would like to set up. Does anyone have an HOWTO or a tip guide for this? And secondly, do I have to use ndiswrapper or Madwifi?
- 10-03-2005 #2
The Linksys WMP54GS? That's what I have.
The answer is yes, you must use ndiswrapper.
As for doing the installation, the Gentoo installation apparently doesn't support wireless Internet. Therefore, and I recommend this to EVERYONE, even those with wired connections, use the Knoppix install:
Knoppix has ndiswrapper, so just make sure that you have the Windows drivers available on a USB key or something. You will do the entire installation in a Terminal Window, but you can have Firefox open for looking at the docs, and Gaim to talk to friends.
It's a happy install this way .
- 10-04-2005 #3
Dont know the exact Model, looks like a M41263215392.
Also, I know that ndiswrapper has a gentoo ebuild, I am just looking for a setup HOW-TO
- 10-04-2005 #4
Well, you emerge ndiswrapper. Then, make sure that your .sys and .inf files (the Windows drivers) are in the same directory:
cd /path/to/directory ndiswrapper -i <FILE_NAME_NO_INF> ndiswrapper -l modprobe ndiswrapper iwconfig wlan0 essid <YOUR SSID HERE> iwconfig wlan0 key <YOUR WEP KEY HERE> <-- Only if you use WEP encryption dhcpcd wlan0
Also, after typing "ndiswrapper -l", you should see your hardware, and it should say "Hardware present, driver present" or something of that sort.
Hope that helps!
- 10-05-2005 #5Originally Posted by Cabhan
- 10-07-2005 #6
I finally got some free time and I took a look in my driver folder. I see the .sys file (prismusb) but I dont see any .inf files. Anyone know whats up?
- 10-08-2005 #7
Seem to be getting some errors. I type in ndiswrapper -i netusb (its the .inf file) and I get this:
tux varean # ndiswrapper -i netusb netusb is already installed. Use -e to remove it
tux varean # ndiswrapper -l Installed ndis drivers: netusb invalid driver!
Here is my driver folder, which contains my wireless stuff:
tux WUSB1126 # cd /home/varean/Net/WUSB1126/Drivers tux Drivers # ls netusb.cat netusb.sys netusbxp.sys vnetusba.sys winxp netusb.inf netusb2k.cat prismusb.sys vnetusbxp.sys
- 10-08-2005 #8
I assume that your card is the WUSB1126?
According to the ndiswrapper wiki, this is not a supported card.
One issue is: are you using a 2.6 or 2.4 kernel? If the latter, that may have to do with the problem.
- 10-08-2005 #9
2.6 kernel. Do you know what wireless driver works with my card?
- 10-08-2005 #10
A Google search for "WUSB1126" reveals literally nothing.
Could your card have any other name?