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I just bought a WUSB54GC wireless NIC. It worked out of the box and whats more is that I can generally configure it beyond what I expected. i.e put it ...
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    Driver for WUSB54GC


    I just bought a WUSB54GC wireless NIC. It worked out of the box and whats more is that I can generally configure it beyond what I expected. i.e put it in monitor mode etc. But, I want to find out what driver it is using. How can I do this?

    Thanks

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    i usually can tell which it is using. Post the output of these two commands, and I should be able to tell.
    Code:
    lsusb
    Code:
    lsmod
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    Code:
    ?> lsusb
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    and

    Code:
    ?> lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    af_packet              23812  4 
    ipv6                  267780  10 
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      19080  2 
    xt_state                3328  2 
    nf_conntrack           66752  2 nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
    xt_tcpudp               4096  9 
    binfmt_misc            12808  1 
    rfcomm                 41744  2 
    l2cap                  25728  13 rfcomm
    bluetooth              61156  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    rfkill_input            5760  0 
    ppdev                  10372  0 
    powernow_k8            16704  1 
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_stats           7104  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9740  1 
    freq_table              5536  3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    cpufreq_conservative     8712  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5284  0 
    sbs                    15112  0 
    sbshc                   7680  1 sbs
    video                  19856  0 
    output                  4736  1 video
    container               5632  0 
    dock                   11280  0 
    iptable_filter          3840  1 
    ip_tables              14820  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16132  3 xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables
    parport_pc             36260  0 
    lp                     12324  0 
    parport                37832  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev                 13120  0 
    arc4                    2944  2 
    ecb                     4480  2 
    blkcipher               8324  1 ecb
    snd_hda_intel         344856  3 
    b43                   144548  0 
    rfkill                  8596  3 rfkill_input,b43
    snd_pcm_oss            42144  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17920  1 snd_pcm_oss
    mac80211              165652  1 b43
    snd_pcm                78596  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    cfg80211               15112  1 mac80211
    snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep              10500  1 snd_hda_intel
    led_class               6020  1 b43
    input_polldev           5896  1 b43
    snd_seq_dummy           4868  0 
    snd_seq_oss            35584  0 
    wl                   1073940  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9376  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25760  1 snd_seq_midi
    fglrx                1555468  20 
    bcm43xx               127720  0 
    ieee80211softmac       30976  1 bcm43xx
    ieee80211              35528  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
    snd_seq_midi_event      8320  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                54224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ieee80211_crypt         7040  2 wl,ieee80211
    snd_timer              24836  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9612  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    sdhci                  19076  0 
    snd                    56996  17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ricoh_mmc               4352  0 
    serio_raw               7940  0 
    i2c_piix4               9612  0 
    mmc_core               51460  1 sdhci
    psmouse                40336  0 
    ac                      6916  0 
    battery                14212  0 
    i2c_core               24832  1 i2c_piix4
    button                  9232  0 
    soundcore               8800  1 snd
    dcdbas                  9504  0 
    ati_agp                 9996  0 
    evdev                  13056  7 
    k8temp                  6656  0 
    shpchp                 34452  0 
    pci_hotplug            30880  1 shpchp
    agpgart                34760  2 fglrx,ati_agp
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    ext3                  136840  1 
    jbd                    48404  1 ext3
    mbcache                 9600  1 ext3
    ide_cd                 32544  0 
    cdrom                  37408  1 ide_cd
    pata_atiixp             8960  0 
    ata_generic             8324  0 
    pata_acpi               8320  0 
    sg                     36880  0 
    sd_mod                 30720  3 
    ehci_hcd               37900  0 
    atiixp                  5648  0 [permanent]
    ahci                   28548  2 
    ohci_hcd               26640  0 
    b44                    28432  0 
    mii                     6400  1 b44
    ide_core              113996  2 ide_cd,atiixp
    libata                159344  4 pata_atiixp,ata_generic,pata_acpi,ahci
    scsi_mod              151436  3 sg,sd_mod,libata
    usbcore               146412  3 ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    ssb                    34308  2 b43,b44
    thermal                16796  0 
    processor              37384  2 powernow_k8,thermal
    fan                     5636  0 
    fbcon                  42912  0 
    tileblit                3456  1 fbcon
    font                    9472  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 6784  1 fbcon
    softcursor              3072  1 bitblit
    fuse                   50708  3

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    Code:
    ?> lsusb
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    It's not showing anything. Was the wireless plugged in ?

    I do see a few Broadcom wireless modules loading.
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rfkill_input            5760  0 
    b43                   144548  0 
    rfkill                  8596  3 rfkill_input,b43
    mac80211              165652  1 b43
    cfg80211               15112  1 mac80211
    led_class               6020  1 b43
    input_polldev           5896  1 b43
    bcm43xx               127720  0 
    ieee80211softmac       30976  1 bcm43xx
    ieee80211              35528  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
    ssb                    34308  2 b43,b44
    The b43 module is the current driver module for Broadcom wireless. It replaces the bcm43xx driver, which I surprisingly see is also loading. I don't believe you would need both of them loading.
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    HA - forget to connect it, it does look like a rt73
    [CODE]
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13b1:0020 Linksys
    [CODE]
    Code:
    usbcore               146412  5 rt73usb,rt2x00usb,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    How about the bcm43xx - anyway to remove it. I had a hell of a time getting wireless working without the ndiswrapper - so I might have at one point installed the xx driver but I cannot remember. By the way, bcm43xx is unblacklisted could that be the reason?

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    I don't understand why any of the Broadcom wireless modules are loading. Do you have a built-in wireless device? Post the output of this command.
    Code:
    lspci
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    yeah, I have a built-in broadcom. results from lspci are

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    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 13)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP]
    05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    08:01.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    08:01.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 01)

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    Quote Originally Posted by notgeekenough View Post
    yeah, I have a built-in broadcom. results from lspci are

    Code:
    05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
    This wireless has full support in Linux. It can do AP, ad-hoc, mesh and Monitor modes. The only catch is that you need to install proprietary firmware before it will work properly. Info on that can be found here:
    b43 - Linux Wireless

    You don't say what Linux distro you are using, but the b43-fwcutter app can sometimes be downloaded from third party repositories.

    As for the bcm43xx module, I wouldn't do annything yet. If the Broadcom wireless works, leave it alone. Otherwise you may want to blacklist it, by putting it in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file.

    After making these kinds of changes, please reboot, so that the system can straighten things out during boot.
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