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Old 02-09-2012, 10:04 AM
Ralf Mardorf
Default Ad hoc - Another kernel, but ...

Using another kernel I can run 'newlan' [1].

But already the first question is confusing me 'Connection type: ([w]ireless/[e]thernet)'.

The ADSL connection is PPPoE, the Wi-Fi USB is wireless , hence I suspect I need to answer wlan0.
Description: (ej. my network)
Scan for [a]ccess points or write [e]SSID now? (a/e)
Scanning wlan0...
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
ESSID: (ej. myaccesspoint)
That network has a wireless key? w[e]p, wp[a] or n[o] (e/a/n)
Write wep key: (ej. wep string 's:mykey')
Network Key: s:mykey
Use [s]tatic or [d]hcp (automatic) IP configuration? (s/d)
Static IP adress: (ej.
Gateway: (ej.
Netmask: (ej.
Broadcast: (ej.
How many DNS servers ? (0~255)
1 1
Write IP adress for DNS1: (ej.
[w]rite profile file or [c]orrect inputs? (w/c)
Saved OK
Connect to mynewprofile now? ([y]es/[n]o)
Connecting mynewprofile...[ FAIL ]
ERROR: Cannot connect to mynewprofile,
netcfg output:
:: mynewprofile up [BUSY]
> WPA Authentication/Association Failed


Before I rebooted:

$ uname -a
Linux archlinux 3.0-rt #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Mon Dec 26 13:03:51 CET 2011
x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350 AuthenticAMD

$ hwinfo --usb
10: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
Unique ID: cLrx.pHbvpxhVmw2
Parent ID: k4bc.MrJLBLcWB9F
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.5/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0
SysFS BusID: 1-2:1.0
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: "Realtek RTL8191S WLAN Adapter"
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0bda "Realtek Semiconductor Corp."
Device: usb 0x8172 "RTL8191S WLAN Adapter"
Revision: "2.00"
Serial ID: "00e04c000001"
Driver: "r8712u"
Driver Modules: "r8712u"
Device File: wlan0
Speed: 480 Mbps
HW Address: 00:0a:eb:22:ef:b3
Module Alias: "usb:v0BDAp8172d0200dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFF "
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: r8712u is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8712u"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #4 (Hub)

hwinfo vs information from the Internet regarding to the driver that
should be used.

I rebooted using a non-rt-kernel:

$ uname -a
Linux archlinux 3.2.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 7 08:34:36 CET 2012
x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350 AuthenticAMD

$ su

# ifconfig eth0 up && netcfg pppoe

# pacman -Syu

# modprobe rtl8192se

# modprobe ath_pci
FATAL: Module ath_pci not found.

# sudo newlan -n mynewprofile
ArchLinux netcfg Easy Wireless LAN

Starting Profile wizard...

Connection type: ([w]ireless/[e]thernet)

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