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Hi, I just installed PCLinuxOS. I've been trying to set everything up, and wasn't able to configure the internet with the installation, so I'm trying to do it now. I'm ...
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    Help configuring wifi on PCLinuxOS


    Hi,

    I just installed PCLinuxOS. I've been trying to set everything up, and wasn't able to configure the internet with the installation, so I'm trying to do it now. I'm using a D-Link WUA-1340 (USB) to connect. Here's the problem...

    In the Network Center it is showing 'Ralink 802.11 bg WLAN' as the network. I went through the control center to set up the interface, and everything seemed to work fine. It recognizes that there is a network, it recognizes the USB device, and for the moment it is set up without encryption, although I've tried using Open WEP encryption as well. After the interface wizard finishes, it shows up in the network center. Under Operating Mode it shows 'managed'. I can't seem to switch the operating mode to anything else (I thought setting it to ad-hoc might do something). The signal strength is also showing up really strong (all the bars are lit up green). There is a circular arrow in a button to the left of the SSID.

    When I hit Monitor it says not connected, so I hit Connect wifi. After 18 seconds, it says: Connection failed. Verify your configuration in the Mandriva Linux Control Center.

    When I connect directly to the internet under the other Network Interface ('Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet') the connection works fine and I can access the internet.

    I'm lost. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks. I'm also new to Linux, so I'm not too familiar with using the console, but I can follow instructions!

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    Here is all the info:

    lsusb

    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 07d1:3c04 D-Link System WUA-1340

    lsmod

    Module Size Used by
    nvidia 7217048 26
    fuse 48956 1
    af_packet 16192 2
    wmi 6568 0
    video 16560 0
    output 3104 1 video
    sbs 11208 0
    sbshc 5280 1 sbs
    container 3488 0
    battery 10308 0
    ac 4292 0
    binfmt_misc 8488 1
    loop 14188 0
    dm_mirror 17216 0
    dm_log 9604 1 dm_mirror
    dm_mod 49668 2 dm_mirror,dm_log
    cpufreq_ondemand 7020 0
    cpufreq_conservative 6472 0
    cpufreq_powersave 1952 0
    p4_clockmod 4292 0
    speedstep_lib 4292 1 p4_clockmod
    freq_table 4576 2 cpufreq_ondemand,p4_clockmod
    amd64_agp 9540 0
    mmc_block 9796 0
    sdhci 14788 0
    mmc_core 43420 2 mmc_block,sdhci
    8250_pci 23776 0
    ohci1394 29360 0
    ieee1394 84728 1 ohci1394
    bttv 160404 0
    videodev 30240 1 bttv
    v4l1_compat 14404 1 videodev
    ir_common 40196 1 bttv
    compat_ioctl32 1344 1 bttv
    i2c_algo_bit 6020 1 bttv
    v4l2_common 11392 1 bttv
    videobuf_dma_sg 11812 1 bttv
    videobuf_core 17284 2 bttv,videobuf_dma_sg
    btcx_risc 4648 1 bttv
    tveeprom 12260 1 bttv
    floppy 52356 0
    yenta_socket 22956 0
    rsrc_nonstatic 11616 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 35764 2 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    ppdev 7332 0
    arc4 1920 2
    ecb 2816 2
    crypto_blkcipher 16740 1 ecb
    parport_pc 25092 0
    parport 33964 2 ppdev,parport_pc
    snd_hda_intel 360684 0
    8250_pnp 9568 0
    snd_hwdep 6980 1 snd_hda_intel
    rtc_cmos 9376 0
    rtc_core 14620 1 rtc_cmos
    rtc_lib 3104 1 rtc_core
    rt73usb 22112 0
    crc_itu_t 2144 1 rt73usb
    rt2x00usb 9888 1 rt73usb
    rt2x00lib 25568 2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
    snd_seq_dummy 2852 0
    firmware_class 7296 2 bttv,rt2x00lib
    led_class 4132 1 rt2x00lib
    mac80211 129300 2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
    cfg80211 24328 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    usbhid 41312 0
    ff_memless 4968 1 usbhid
    i2c_i801 8656 0
    i2c_core 22196 6 nvidia,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,v4l2_common,tveeprom,i2c_ i801
    r8169 29456 0
    usb_storage 83968 0
    iTCO_wdt 10208 0
    snd_seq_oss 29024 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 7104 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 48240 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 7212 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    hid 33028 1 usbhid
    snd_pcm_oss 36800 0
    snd_pcm 70660 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_timer 20168 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 8456 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_mixer_oss 14048 1 snd_pcm_oss
    sr_mod 15236 0
    cdrom 34560 1 sr_mod
    snd 51812 9 snd_hda_intel,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_se q_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_o ss
    soundcore 7072 1 snd
    sg 30260 0
    fan 4260 0
    thermal 15260 0
    button 6224 0
    processor 32544 1 thermal
    intel_agp 24676 0
    agpgart 31560 3 nvidia,amd64_agp,intel_agp
    wacom 16960 0
    evdev 9056 4
    pata_jmicron 3264 0
    shpchp 29528 0
    pci_hotplug 26852 1 shpchp
    ata_piix 16420 0
    ahci 25224 3
    libata 159040 3 pata_jmicron,ata_piix,ahci
    sd_mod 25752 4
    scsi_mod 141228 5 usb_storage,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
    ext3 120552 2
    jbd 41940 1 ext3
    uhci_hcd 21260 0
    ohci_hcd 20996 0
    ehci_hcd 32492 0
    usbcore 129328 9 rt73usb,rt2x00usb,usbhid,usb_storage,wacom,uhci_hc d,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd

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    uname -r

    2.6.26.8.tex3

    dmesg | grep firmware

    firmware: requesting rt73.bin

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    Success!

    I located the IP address through NETGEAR, manually entered it in the Network configuration, and it worked.

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    hi, normally we use ad-hoc when we connect point to point (for example between two PC/notebook). we use managed mode when we connect to an access point or wireless router. You must make sure to which kind of network you are trying to connect to. what kind of the security. if it is open then it will not required any password. if it is using WEP then you need just to enter the key. if it is using WPA then you need to install wpa_supplicant and configure it before connecting your wifi. try to use user friendly interface like wifi radar. it will help you much. good luck.

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