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I'm having problems with my Linksys Wireless-G Router model WRT54GS I just installed Kubuntu (Ubuntu 8.10) and I'm having difficulty connecting to the internet. My computer finds the network I ...
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    Linksys Wireless Problems


    I'm having problems with my Linksys Wireless-G Router model WRT54GS

    I just installed Kubuntu (Ubuntu 8.10) and I'm having difficulty connecting to the internet. My computer finds the network I want to connect to, but when I try to connect to it, it does nothing. The network requires a password but it never prompts me to enter it. The network manager app doesn't help me connect either. I just started using Linux for the first time and have no idea what I'm doing.

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    In the main menu, open this:
    System-->Hardware Drivers Manager

    If there is a wireless driver listed, then enable it. It will require that you have a wired internet connection, as it will download the needed driver.

    If it shows nothing, then read the post linked to below, and provide the needed info here in this thread.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tup-linux.html

    You still should have a wired internet connection, if you want to get this resolved quickly.
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    I'm not sure that's the problem. I've tried it with two separate computers (one with a Linksys WUSB54G usb adapter and one with an Intel internal wireless card). It recognizes the network, it just never prompts for a password.

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    My friend experiences the same, although in Windoze he is able to make a connection, but his problem is that he is probably too far away from the router. When he did an upgrade to KUbuntu 8.10 (he was using Ubuntu 8.04) he got it working, although the internet connection keeps dropping out.

    Could the distance to the WLAN Router be the source of your problems?

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    It STILL could be the driver that is causing trouble. There are different versions of some drivers.

    But without the info that I asked for, we are only guessing. Please post the needed information if you want further help.
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    All right, so I used the "lsusb" command to check and see what usb devices it recognized. It came up with my mouse and "Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter", which is correct. When I use the "lsmod" command, it lists a lot of drivers. I think its using the "rt2x00usb" or something similar for the driver for wireless internet. When I use the "dmesg" command, I don't see any errors associated with wireless internet; in fact, it says it authenticates and associates with the access point. I don't think there are any problems with the driver, I'm pretty sure I just don't have some tiny thing configured correctly. Even in the list of wireless networks, there is a closed lock symbol, signifying that it recognizes the network has security.

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    I still need all of the information. The device ID that is given along with the lsusb command, and all of the modules that are loaded on your system.

    If you need to copy them to a windows machine to post them, then first save them as a text file. In Kubuntu, the text editor is called Kwrite. Copy the outputs and save the files, but put the .txt designation after the file name. This way windows will understand what kind of file it is, and open it. Windows is kinda dumb that way, Linux is much smarter.
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    Alright, here's what is displayed in the console:
    rob@Rob-Linux:~$ lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 13b1:000d Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c00c Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    rob@Rob-Linux:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ipv6 263972 8
    af_packet 25728 2
    sco 18308 2
    bridge 56980 0
    stp 10628 1 bridge
    rfcomm 44432 0
    bnep 20480 2
    l2cap 30464 6 rfcomm,bnep
    bluetooth 61924 6 sco,rfcomm,bnep,l2cap
    ppdev 15620 0
    speedstep_lib 12676 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 14988 0
    cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
    cpufreq_stats 13188 0
    freq_table 12672 2 cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
    cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
    sbs 19464 0
    pci_slot 12552 0
    container 11520 0
    sbshc 13440 1 sbs
    video 25104 0
    output 11008 1 video
    wmi 14504 0
    battery 18436 0
    iptable_filter 10752 0
    ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
    ac 12292 0
    lp 17156 0
    arc4 9984 2
    ecb 10880 2
    crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
    evdev 17696 6
    snd_intel8x0 37532 1
    snd_ac97_codec 111652 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 83204 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    rt2500usb 27904 0
    rt2x00usb 18816 1 rt2500usb
    rt2x00lib 36224 2 rt2500usb,rt2x00usb
    rfkill 17176 1 rt2x00lib
    led_class 12164 1 rt2x00lib
    pcspkr 10624 0
    mac80211 216820 2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
    snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
    cfg80211 32392 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    snd_seq_oss 38528 0
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    parport_pc 39204 1
    parport 42604 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 63268 12 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 15328 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    button 14224 0
    shpchp 37908 0
    iTCO_wdt 18596 0
    pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
    iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
    intel_agp 33724 1
    agpgart 42184 1 intel_agp
    ext3 133256 1
    jbd 55444 1 ext3
    mbcache 16004 1 ext3
    sr_mod 22212 0
    cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
    sd_mod 42264 2
    crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
    sg 39732 0
    ata_generic 12932 0
    pata_acpi 12160 0
    usbhid 35840 0
    hid 50560 1 usbhid
    ata_piix 24580 1
    libata 177312 3 ata_generic,pata_acpi,ata_piix
    ehci_hcd 43276 0
    uhci_hcd 30736 0
    e100 41356 0
    mii 13440 1 e100
    scsi_mod 155212 4 sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
    dock 16656 1 libata
    usbcore 148848 6 rt2500usb,rt2x00usb,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    thermal 23708 0
    processor 42156 1 thermal
    fan 12548 0
    fbcon 47648 0
    tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
    font 16512 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
    fuse 60828 1

    I really appreciate all the help.

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    Your card seems to be recognized as having a Ralink chip, and the rt2500usb driver is automatically loading for it.

    It should "just work". Use NetworkManager to connect to available wireless networks. It is found in the taskbar, next to the date/time. If it doesn't automatically "see" your available networks, try manually connecting to them. I think that the "Create new wireless Network" option is what you would use. You may try "connect to hidden network" too.

    Run these commands, and post the output,
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Code:
     ifconfig
    You can see available wireless networks, using this command.
    Code:
    iwlist scan
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    Alright, I got the internet working this morning. Thanks for all your help guys!

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