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    SMC2662W wireless USB adapter


    Hi,

    I am very new to both Linux and RedHat v9.

    I managed to install RedHat v9 Publisher Edition that came with the book entitled RedHat Linux 9 Bible. Also managed to go online with Momenta external modem via Kppp.

    But I could not get RHv9 (kernal 2.4.20) to detect SMC wireless USB adapter (SMC2662W). Hence unable to access online via existing ADSL broadband.

    I have downloaded SMC's Linux driver but it is for RHv7.x (Kernal 2.4.17 and 2.4.18 ). Followed the instructions in the Readme file:

    ************************************************** **
    SMC WLan USB Card 11Mbps
    Linux Device Driver
    ************************************************** **

    1. Install driver
    a) untar the package using the command:
    ---> tar zxvf SMC_USB_WIRELESS_2662W.tar.gz
    b) cd SMC_USB_WIRELESS_2662W
    c) ./setup.sh

    2. Support
    a) Support RedHat 7.1, Redhat 7.2, Redhat 7.3
    b) linux-kernel 2.4.17, 2.4.18

    3. Module Parameters
    In order to reconfigure the USB card you have to use one of
    the applications which comes with the driver. fvnet (command
    line utility) or xvnet (a graphical interface for the X windows),
    or the wireless tools (not tested and not recommended).

    For help for the fvnet and xvnet applications use the
    corresponding man pages. (man xvnet or man fvnet).

    -----

    Or should I install driver using Make command? How to go about doing it?

    Please advise. Thank you.

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    Access Internet via wired networking for RHv9

    Hi,

    Although I did not manage to access internet through my SMC wireless USB adapter, I am successful with the wired network.

    I have to add one hub behind the router; my desktop will connect to it with ethernet cable. The AP is connected to the hub as well. My notesbooks will access internet via AP.

    I am so glad to setup the broadband for my RHv9. Hooray!

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    Re: SMC2662W wireless USB adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by PathSeeker
    Hi,

    I am very new to both Linux and RedHat v9.

    I managed to install RedHat v9 Publisher Edition that came with the book entitled RedHat Linux 9 Bible. Also managed to go online with Momenta external modem via Kppp.

    But I could not get RHv9 (kernal 2.4.20) to detect SMC wireless USB adapter (SMC2662W). Hence unable to access online via existing ADSL broadband.

    I have downloaded SMC's Linux driver but it is for RHv7.x (Kernal 2.4.17 and 2.4.18 ). Followed the instructions in the Readme file:

    ************************************************** **
    SMC WLan USB Card 11Mbps
    Linux Device Driver
    ************************************************** **

    1. Install driver
    a) untar the package using the command:
    ---> tar zxvf SMC_USB_WIRELESS_2662W.tar.gz
    b) cd SMC_USB_WIRELESS_2662W
    c) ./setup.sh

    2. Support
    a) Support RedHat 7.1, Redhat 7.2, Redhat 7.3
    b) linux-kernel 2.4.17, 2.4.18

    3. Module Parameters
    In order to reconfigure the USB card you have to use one of
    the applications which comes with the driver. fvnet (command
    line utility) or xvnet (a graphical interface for the X windows),
    or the wireless tools (not tested and not recommended).

    For help for the fvnet and xvnet applications use the
    corresponding man pages. (man xvnet or man fvnet).

    -----

    Or should I install driver using Make command? How to go about doing it?

    Please advise. Thank you. :)

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    Re: SMC2662W wireless USB adapter

    I stumbled on a fix for SMC 2206 USB adapter. While trying to install the drivers for a wireless card, I also had my USB adapter in at the same time. I'm a newbie, but when I did an "/sbin/cardctl ident" it showed me a realtek "rtl8139." Thinking that was my wireless card chip, I made a configuration file called hermes.conf (/etc/pcmcia/hermes.conf) and configured as I found under the /sbin/cardctl ident. I wouldn't pay much attention to the previous statements, I was just trying to explain how I got there. Long story short, instead of using the Pegasus II drivers, use the Realtek drivers found in the drivers list and set the connection up as wireless. Don't ask how it works, it just does.
    Quote Originally Posted by PathSeeker
    Hi,

    I am very new to both Linux and RedHat v9.

    I managed to install RedHat v9 Publisher Edition that came with the book entitled RedHat Linux 9 Bible. Also managed to go online with Momenta external modem via Kppp.

    But I could not get RHv9 (kernal 2.4.20) to detect SMC wireless USB adapter (SMC2662W). Hence unable to access online via existing ADSL broadband.

    I have downloaded SMC's Linux driver but it is for RHv7.x (Kernal 2.4.17 and 2.4.18 ). Followed the instructions in the Readme file:

    ************************************************** **
    SMC WLan USB Card 11Mbps
    Linux Device Driver
    ************************************************** **

    1. Install driver
    a) untar the package using the command:
    ---> tar zxvf SMC_USB_WIRELESS_2662W.tar.gz
    b) cd SMC_USB_WIRELESS_2662W
    c) ./setup.sh

    2. Support
    a) Support RedHat 7.1, Redhat 7.2, Redhat 7.3
    b) linux-kernel 2.4.17, 2.4.18

    3. Module Parameters
    In order to reconfigure the USB card you have to use one of
    the applications which comes with the driver. fvnet (command
    line utility) or xvnet (a graphical interface for the X windows),
    or the wireless tools (not tested and not recommended).

    For help for the fvnet and xvnet applications use the
    corresponding man pages. (man xvnet or man fvnet).

    -----

    Or should I install driver using Make command? How to go about doing it?

    Please advise. Thank you. :)

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