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Let me first say, totally new to linux in general. I'm using OpenSUSE 11. So my problem is i'm trying to setup my wireless internet to no avail, its a ...
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    OpenSUSE WUSB54Gv2 Wireless Adapter Woes


    Let me first say, totally new to linux in general.

    I'm using OpenSUSE 11.

    So my problem is i'm trying to setup my wireless internet to no avail, its a Linksys WUSB54Gv2 wireless usb adapter.

    I followed the instructions on Ndiswrapper - openSUSE on how to set it up with ndiswrapper and i just could not get it to work.

    I spent several hours looking around the internet last night and trying different things so I'm sure I somehow screwed up something and did a fresh install of OpenSUSE this morning.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction or help me out that would be wonderful, I have no idea what information you guys need so just let me know what you need me to do.

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    Hello, and welcome to Linux Forums.

    I may be able to help, but do not install NDISwrapper yet. It will make things more difficult.

    Post the output of these commands, so that I can see what you have. Make sure the wireless is plugged in.
    Code:
    lsusb
    Code:
    lsmod
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    lsusb gives me :
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13b1:000a Linksys 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    and lsmod gives me:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ext2                   86664  0 
    udf                   105996  1 
    crc_itu_t              18432  1 udf
    ip6t_LOG               23428  7 
    xt_tcpudp              19584  2 
    xt_pkttype             18304  3 
    ipt_LOG                22788  8 
    xt_limit               19076  15 
    binfmt_misc            28040  1 
    snd_pcm_oss            64256  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          33408  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq                73664  0 
    snd_seq_device         25100  1 snd_seq
    ip6t_REJECT            21376  3 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      33272  4 
    ipt_REJECT             20352  3 
    xt_state               18944  8 
    iptable_mangle         19712  0 
    iptable_nat            23688  0 
    nf_nat                 35736  1 iptable_nat
    iptable_filter         19840  1 
    ip6table_mangle        19584  0 
    nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    19200  0 
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      27652  7 iptable_nat,nf_nat
    nf_conntrack           79188  6 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    ip_tables              30224  3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
    ip6table_filter        19712  1 
    ip6_tables             31376  3 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
    x_tables               33668  11 ip6t_LOG,xt_tcpudp,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables,ip6_tables
    ipv6                  281064  17 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6table_mangle
    nls_iso8859_1          20480  1 
    nls_cp437              22144  1 
    vfat                   28800  1 
    fat                    66720  1 vfat
    fuse                   66332  5 
    loop                   35332  0 
    dm_mod                 78676  0 
    ppdev                  25348  0 
    rtc_cmos               27168  0 
    rtc_core               37148  1 rtc_cmos
    rtc_lib                19328  1 rtc_core
    parport_pc             55100  0 
    parport                52948  2 ppdev,parport_pc
    snd_intel8x0           50460  5 
    p54usb                 31872  0 
    snd_ac97_codec        120868  1 snd_intel8x0
    p54common              28928  1 p54usb
    ac97_bus               18304  1 snd_ac97_codec
    firmware_class         25984  1 p54usb
    snd_pcm               100100  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_timer              40712  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    mac80211              190484  2 p54usb,p54common
    snd                    79544  18 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore              24264  1 snd
    sr_mod                 33320  1 
    i2c_nforce2            23296  0 
    button                 25360  0 
    usb_storage           100744  0 
    k8temp                 22016  0 
    cfg80211               35592  1 mac80211
    snd_page_alloc         27400  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    cdrom                  50588  1 sr_mod
    forcedeth              67340  0 
    i2c_core               41108  1 i2c_nforce2
    sg                     52020  0 
    sd_mod                 45208  5 
    ohci_hcd               39940  0 
    ehci_hcd               52492  0 
    usbcore               164684  5 p54usb,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    edd                    26440  0 
    ext3                  155784  2 
    mbcache                25348  2 ext2,ext3
    jbd                    73376  1 ext3
    fan                    22660  0 
    pata_amd               30084  1 
    sata_nv                42764  4 
    libata                176220  2 pata_amd,sata_nv
    scsi_mod              168308  5 sr_mod,usb_storage,sg,sd_mod,libata
    dock                   27536  1 libata
    thermal                39452  0 
    processor              67504  1 thermal

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    Thank you for the info.

    Here is the wireless:
    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13b1:000a Linksys
    Not much info there, but Googling the device ID (13b1:000a) gave me this:
    Linux Kernel Driver Database: CONFIG_P54_USB: Prism54 USB support

    And I see these wireless and wireless related modules loading:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    p54usb                 31872  0 
    p54common              28928  1 p54usb
    firmware_class         25984  1 p54usb
    mac80211              190484  2 p54usb,p54common
    cfg80211               35592  1 mac80211
    usbcore               164684  5 p54usb,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    Here is a link to info about the p54 driver.
    p54 - Linux Wireless

    This driver requires firmware to be installed, before it will work. More info on that can be found here:
    p54 - Linux Wireless

    It seems to require a specific type of firmware. You may be able to find exactly which type it is looking for, using the dmesg command.
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    Let me know how it goes.
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    Alright well using
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    gave me
    Code:
    p54usb: cannot find firmware (isl3887usb_bare)!
    so I went to the website you provided and downloaded the proper firmware then put it in
    Code:
    /lib/firmware
    with the name
    Code:
    isl3887usb_bare
    which was the filename it told me to use.

    Now I'm stuck at this step p54 - Linux Wireless , I don't really understand what they are wanting me to do.

    I tryed
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    again and it just gave me the same thing.

    Thanks.

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    Those are instructions to enable the driver in the kernel. It is already enabled, otherwise it wouldn't be loading.

    I would reboot, so that the firmware can automatically load. Then run YaST and configure it as a new network card. If it asks for the driver name, use p54usb.
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    Thank you so much!

    I was about to smash my computer in, but this worked like a charm.

    Thanks again.

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    You're welcome.

    I am happy to be of help.
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