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I am unable to connect Damn Small Linux 4.2.5 to my Bthomehub router. I have tried what I have in the below text but to no avail; maybe I am ...
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    Damn Small Linux will not connect


    I am unable to connect Damn Small Linux 4.2.5 to my Bthomehub router. I have tried what I have in the below text but to no avail; maybe I am going the wrong way here.
    As I know little of Linux I am getting desperate so for any information I would be grateful.


    Beaver Terminal
    Lspci
    00:00.0 HOST BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82830 830 CHIPSET HOST (REV 02)
    00:01.0 PCI BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82830 830 CHIPSET AGP BRIDGE (REV 02)
    00:1D.0 USB CONTROLLER: INTEL CORPORATION 8201CA/CAM USB CONTROLLER #1 (REV 01)
    00:1E.0 PCI BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801 MOBILE PCI BRIDGE (REV 41)
    00:1F.0 ISA BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CAM ISA BRIDGE (LPC) (REV 01)
    00:1F.1 IDE INTERFACE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CAM IDE U100 CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    00:1F.5 MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CA/CAM AC’97 AUDIO
    CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    00:IF.6 MODEM: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CA/ CAM AC’97 MODEM CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    01:00.0 VGA COMPATIBLE CONTROLLER: ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC RADEON MOBILITY M6 LY
    02::00.0 ETRHERNET CONRTOLLER: 3COM CORPORATION 3C905C – TX/TX - M (TORNADO) (REV 7
    02:01.0 CARDBUS BRIDGE: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PCI1420 PC CARD CARDBUS CONTROLLER
    02:01.1 CARDBUS BRIDGE: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PCI1420 PC CARD CARDBUS CONTROLLER
    04:00:0 NETWORK CONTROLLER: RALINK RT2500 802.11G CARDBUS/MINI-PCI (REV 01)

    prism2 setup

    device wlan0 Left as it is
    channel 11 Already in the box don’t know if it is correct. Tried 1and 6
    sid BThomeHub-7D1C My router model
    wep 47:38:db:a8:83 This is my Key Number but not sure about how to do hex maybe I am wrong here.

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    Let me get a few thing from you first before I do anything.

    Post the output of these commands

    Code:
    lspci uname -r lsusb
    Also list your DSL version and your computer make and model. Info on the card could help too.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    This is information is what I have and I think the card info is there but I will give you what I see on it UDUP 54MBPS /11MBP5
    WIRELESS LAN CARD IEEE802. 11B/G MODEL NUMBER GN-WMKG. THE COMUTER IS A DELL LATITUDE.
    I got the lspci uname r lsusb information up on the screen but as there is quite a lot I will type it and send it tomorrow as I cant see how it can be copy and paste. the DSL Version is 4.2.5

    DNS Suffix Search list :home

    Ethernet adapter local area connection

    Media state media disconnected
    Description 3Com 3c920 Intergrated fast Ethernet
    Controller <3C905C-TX Compatible>
    Physical addresss 00-06-5B-37-1E-6A


    Ethernet adapter wireless network connection

    Connection –specific DNS suffix home
    Description gigabyte WMKG crardbus WLAN card
    Physical address 00-0F-EA-EB-88-DE
    Dhcp enabled Yes
    Autoconfiguration enabled Yes
    IP address 192.168.1.66
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    Default gateway 192.168.1.254
    DHCP server Same
    DNS servers Same
    Lease obtained 11 Oct. 08 12-27-33
    Lease expires 12 Oct 08 12-27-33

    I got this from ipconfig /all. In windows

    iconfig

    wep encryption is on

    lo LINK ENCAP:LOCAL LOOPBACK
    INET ADDR:127.0.0.1 MASK:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 METRIC :1
    RX PACKETS:2 ERRORS:0 DROPPED:0 OVERRUNS:0 FRAME:0
    TX PACKETS:2 ERRORS:0 DROPPED:0 OVERRUNS:0 CARRIER:0
    COLLISIONS:0 TEXQUEUELEN:0
    RX BYTES:100 (100.0 B) TX BYTES:100.0 (100.0B)


    iconfig -a
    etho LINK ENCAP:ETHERNET HWADDR 00:06:5B:37:1E:6A
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
    RX PACKETS:0 ERRORS:0 DROPPED:0 OVERRUNS:0 FRAME:0
    INTRUPTED:11 BASE ADDRESS:0XEC80
    TX PACKETS:6 ERRORS:0 DROPPED:0 OVERRUNS:0 CARRIER:6
    COLLISIONS:0 TEXQUEUELEN:1000
    RX BYTES:0 (0.0 B) TX BYTES:2052. (2.0 KIB)



    Lspci
    00:00.0 HOST BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82830 830 CHIPSET HOST (REV 02)
    00:01.0 PCI BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82830 830 CHIPSET AGP BRIDGE (REV 02)
    00:1D.0 USB CONTROLLER: INTEL CORPORATION 8201CA/CAM USB CONTROLLER #1 (REV 01)
    00:1E.0 PCI BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801 MOBILE PCI BRIDGE (REV 41)
    00:1F.0 ISA BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CAM ISA BRIDGE (LPC) (REV 01)
    00:1F.1 IDE INTERFACE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CAM IDE U100 CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    00:1F.5 MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CA/CAM AC’97 AUDIO
    CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    00:IF.6 MODEM: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CA/ CAM AC’97 MODEM CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    01:00.0 VGA COMPATIBLE CONTROLLER: ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC RADEON MOBILITY M6 LY
    02::00.0 ETRHERNET CONRTOLLER: 3COM CORPORATION 3C905C – TX/TX - M (TORNADO) (REV 7
    02:01.0 CARDBUS BRIDGE: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PCI1420 PC CARD CARDBUS CONTROLLER
    02:01.1 CARDBUS BRIDGE: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PCI1420 PC CARD CARDBUS CONTROLLER
    04:00:0 NETWORK CONTROLLER: RALINK RT2500 802.11G CARDBUS/MINI-PCI (REV 01)

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    Did you try NDISWrapper? You will need the Win98 drivers for how old it is.

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    Damnt Small Linux wont Connect

    Thanks again for the reply.

    The computer has fake XP Prof, I didn’t know this for some time after I bought some years ago but know it comes up windows is not genuine all the time. I keep it because it has a lot of software I need that will not work without Useport etc and then I have to still play about with it to have it working. Maybe the software will not work with Linux but I have made my mind up that I want Linux. In have not tried NDISWrapper yet and where would I get theWin98 drivers and where would I download it to?

    lsusb
    Bus: 001 Device 001: ID0000:0000

    uname –r
    2.4.31

    lspci

    00:00.0 HOST BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82830 830 CHIPSET HOST (REV 02)
    00:01.0 PCI BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82830 830 CHIPSET AGP BRIDGE (REV 02)
    00:1D.0 USB CONTROLLER: INTEL CORPORATION 8201CA/CAM USB CONTROLLER #1 (REV 01)
    00:1E.0 PCI BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801 MOBILE PCI BRIDGE (REV 41)
    00:1F.0 ISA BRIDGE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CAM ISA BRIDGE (LPC) (REV 01)
    00:1F.1 IDE INTERFACE: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CAM IDE U100 CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    00:1F.5 MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CA/CAM AC’97 AUDIO
    CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    00:IF.6 MODEM: INTEL CORPORATION 82801CA/ CAM AC’97 MODEM CONTROLLER (REV 01)
    01:00.0 VGA COMPATIBLE CONTROLLER: ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC RADEON MOBILITY M6 LY
    02::00.0 ETRHERNET CONRTOLLER: 3COM CORPORATION 3C905C – TX/TX - M (TORNADO) (REV 7
    02:01.0 CARDBUS BRIDGE: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PCI1420 PC CARD CARDBUS CONTROLLER
    02:01.1 CARDBUS BRIDGE: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PCI1420 PC CARD CARDBUS CONTROLLER
    04:00:0 NETWORK CONTROLLER: RALINK RT2500 802.11G CARDBUS/MINI-PCI (REV 01)

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    Is your card made by Gigabyte? If so here is the drivers for it.

    GIGABYTE - Support - Communication - Driver

    If not I know this is an odd request put put down the US Patent No. In the meantime I'll ask around and see what people think about an different option.

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    Sorry but I am unable to find anything concerning Gigabyte or anything about US Patent. Would there be a card I could buy that would help me get connected, I you know of any I would gladly buy to get going.

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    Hi.

    If it is the wireless that you are trying to connect, then this would be the wireless card:
    Code:
    04:00:0 NETWORK CONTROLLER: RALINK RT2500 802.11G CARDBUS/MINI-PCI (REV 01)
    There is a driver for it, but it may not work on DSL.

    Main Page - Rt2x00Wiki

    Your only option is then to use NDISwrapper. I think that the WinXP driver may work, as I found this on the DSL wiki
    CWP-854 PCI: Works well with the supplied RT2500.INF driver for XP via ndiswrapper
    Found it here:
    Verified Wireless Cards - DSL Wiki

    You need to find a WinXP driver for that wireless.

    The other option is to install a full version of linux that uses the modern 2.6.xx kernel. DSL uses the older 2.4.xx kernel, and wireless support wasn't very mature back then.

    Edit: Look at the output of this command, it will list driver modules that are loaded.
    Code:
    lsmod
    The rt2x00 or rt2500 module is what I would look for. If you want to copy and post it, there is a way. Copy the output and past it in a text file. I don't know what text editor program DSL has, but any will do. Save the file and add the ".txt" suffix to the end of the file, so that Windows can open the file. Copy it to a USB drive or CD, and then open it in Windows.
    Last edited by waterhead; 10-18-2008 at 03:00 PM.
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    Damn Small Linux will not connect

    Thank you, I will try the options you have sent the first one first and so on, as I know little of Linux I will no doubt have to make contact again.

    Barrie,

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    I hope that I didn't confuse you with too much information.

    If you want to use the wireless in Damn Small Linux, the only option that you have is to use the NDISwrapper method.

    I hope that is a bit more clear.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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