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"M. Milanuk" 11-19-2009 09:46 PM

Trouble getting Linksys WUSB54GC v. 3 to work in Lenny
 
Hello,

I have an older Sony Vaio laptop setup to dual-boot between WinXP and
Debian Lenny 5.03 w/ LXDE. This laptop did not come with any wifi
buit-in, so I purchased a Linksys WUSB54GC adapter, and thus far I've
been having a devil of a time getting it to work in Linux. It works
fine in XP, fwiw.


I have internet connection via eth0 to my local network which works as
expected. I have updated and upgraded the system as appropriate, and
have been trying to work through the process shown in the Debian Wiki here:


http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/rt73#rt73usb.28next-generationdriver.29

but when I type 'iwconfig' as directed, I get only this:

vaio:~# iwconfig
l0 no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions


In other words, no wlan0. Just to be sure, I tried 'ifconfig wlan0 up'
as instructed...


vaio:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

I did some further digging, and found someone going through almost the
exact same gyrations a few months back, but no followup so I can't tell
if the backports actually worked for him:


http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.user/361042

Unfortunately I *tried* that, with no change (other than I now have
firmware-ralink 0.17 instead of 0.14 as normally ships with Lenny).


If anyone can help me out here or point me in the right direction I'd
greatly appreciate it!


TIA,

Monte


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Stan Hoeppner 11-20-2009 03:50 AM

Trouble getting Linksys WUSB54GC v. 3 to work in Lenny
 
M. Milanuk put forth on 11/19/2009 4:46 PM:

> If anyone can help me out here or point me in the right direction I'd
> greatly appreciate it!

Read this, and maybe give it a shot. This hack has been around since
2007. Target platform was Ubuntu but it may work on Debian as well
given Ubuntu's roots.

http://jefim.wordpress.com/2007/07/24/how-to-linksys-wusb54gc-wireless-and-ubuntu-linux-704-feisty/

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"M. Milanuk" 11-20-2009 05:56 AM

Trouble getting Linksys WUSB54GC v. 3 to work in Lenny
 
Stan Hoeppner wrote:

M. Milanuk put forth on 11/19/2009 4:46 PM:



Read this, and maybe give it a shot. This hack has been around since
2007. Target platform was Ubuntu but it may work on Debian as well
given Ubuntu's roots.


Hmmm... it took me a bit to run down the windows driver inf file (partly
because it takes this machine so blasted long to reboot. I'll have to
copy it over to a usb drive and then try the process from Debian. One
of the things that keeps throwing me for a loop is many of these
tutorials cite output from a command 'lusb', which does not appear to be
on my system, nor does it show up when using 'apt-cache search lusb'.
When I run modprobe with the -v flag, there are no errors when I went
through the process of adding the rt73usb module, and dmesg showed that
there was a device attached to the usb port.


As luck would have it, this machine is apparently too old to boot from
one of the newer Linux distro live cds to see if they could pick up the
wifi adapter - they lock up during boot into the GUI screen.


I've spent several days researching web page after web page and wading
through literally hundreds of forum posts. Frankly... this is rapidly
getting to be more work than I wanted to deal with to get a simple wifi
card working. The machine may finish out its days as an XP machine -
the hardware has its share of problems that make me feel its not worth
the effort.


Thanks,

Monte


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Eduardo M KALINOWSKI 11-20-2009 11:51 AM

Trouble getting Linksys WUSB54GC v. 3 to work in Lenny
 
On Sex, 20 Nov 2009, "M. Milanuk" wrote:
One of the things that keeps throwing me for a loop is many of these
tutorials cite output from a command 'lusb', which does not appear
to be on my system, nor does it show up when using 'apt-cache search
lusb'.


Try 'lsusb', which belongs to the 'usbutils' package.



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"M. Milanuk" 11-20-2009 05:37 PM

Trouble getting Linksys WUSB54GC v. 3 to work in Lenny
 
Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:

On Sex, 20 Nov 2009, "M. Milanuk" wrote:
One of the things that keeps throwing me for a loop is many of these
tutorials cite output from a command 'lusb', which does not appear to
be on my system, nor does it show up when using 'apt-cache search lusb'.


Try 'lsusb', which belongs to the 'usbutils' package.



I did find that, much to my chagrin, a little later when I did finally
get a live cd (Ubuntu 9.10) to make it all the way up, and the command
line ejected 'lusb' and suggested 'lsusb'.


Thanks,

Monte


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