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Wireless driver packages for 1.0.4-1.0.9 updated
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue 13 Dec 2005, 21:30    Post subject:  Wireless driver packages for 1.0.4-1.0.9 updated  

Wireless drivers for Puppy 1.0.4-1.0.9 (2.4.29 kernel) have just been updated.

UPDATE August 2006: These files are no longer at http://mymirrors.homelinux.org/puppy/wireless/
They're now here http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Wifi/drivers-for-Puppy-1/

See http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=8488
for wifi drivers compatible with Puppy 2.0/2.01.

wpa_supplicant is now ver 0.4.7, and it works. I tested it with the most common (and basic) form of WPA encryption, WPA-PSK/TKIP, with the MADWiFi driver and D-Link DWL-G650r4 PCMCIA card connecting to a Netgear router.

Ralink – rt2570 USB driver from CVS now works. rt2570 and rt2500 drivers natively support WPA encryption, instructions included but not tested.

MADWiFi. This is now the “new code” version, supporting the latest Atheros chipsets, but no support yet for the new Atheros USB devices.

Prism54 (G mode devices) is moving to smaller firmware versions, or "softmac", requiring a different driver which is not fully developed yet. When ready, this driver will support all USB versions, too. Development is by reverse-engineering since the parent company, Conexant, is uncooperative. In the meantime, the (standard) Prism54 driver is slightly updated, and is now being referred to as “FullMAC”.

atmelwlandriver version 3.4.1.1
HostAP version 0.4.7
HostAPD daemon version 0.4.7

ADDED:
Orinoco. The revised version of this standard kernel driver supports scanning, and USB devices containing the Orinoco chipset.

Lucent/Agere Hermes I/II/II.5 drivers. Lucent made the famous Orinoco chipset, and later the Hermes series chipsets. But much confusion surrounds the packaging of the various products. For example, the Orinoco “Gold” card contains the Orinoco chipset, while the Orinoco “Classic Gold” card contains a Hermes chipset.

Realtek rtl8180-sa2400 driver. Apparently a better driver than the official Realtek Linux driver.

ZyDAS zd1211 USB driver
CiscoAironet

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kirk

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 23:25    Post subject:  

Thanks Tempestuous! I was going to try and compile that rtl8180 driver. Did you compile that in puppy? If so did you have to recompile the kernel?
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Dec 2005, 22:23    Post subject:  

I used Puppy's old-fashioned system of using Vector Linux as the development environment. These days you should be able to add usr_devx.sfs to Puppy to have a build environment ... though to build certain modules you may also need the kernel source tree. Instructions are somewhere on this site. Barry provides a kernel configuration file.
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kirk

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2005, 04:03    Post subject:  

I was going to try it in puppy, but it looks like a pain. It would be nice if there was an unleashed package with all the include/lib files for compiling drivers. BIG HINT BARRY! Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2005, 11:58    Post subject: HostAP drivers  

For Tempestuous:

I got the package working well for my D-Link DWL-650 revP1 wireless PC card, but had to edit hostap_fw_load to conform to file locations, case in file names and version of one of the firmware images. I can send you the fixed tarball if you reply via email.

norman iscove <iscove@uhnres.utoronto.ca>
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jan 2006, 23:57    Post subject:  

Thanks to iscove the new HostAP driver package is now fixed.

His network connect script reveals an important point - some PCMCIA/Cardbus users experience problems with no network interface being created after their wireless driver is loaded.
This is almost certainly related to the PCMCIA host interface, not the wireless adaptor. A "reset" of the interface usually cures the problem. The "gentle reset" option is -
Code:
cardctl eject
cardctl insert

... but iscove requires the more thorough process of restarting cardmgr -
Code:
read PID</var/run/cardmgr.pid
kill $PID
sleep 3
cardmgr


I have included this information in the _Puppy_wireless_README.
I also included information about deleting the /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-xxx.pid file to make dhcpcd work, too.

EDIT: July 2008
From Puppy version 4.1 the pcmcia-cs package has been replaced by pcmciautils. The "cardctl" utility is replaced by "pccardctl". Here are updated instructions -
Check if the PCMCIA system recognises your device with these 2 commands -
Code:
pccardctl status
pccardctl ident

If you cannot see your device listed, reset the Cardbus interface like this -
Code:
pccardctl eject
pccardctl insert

Now run "pccardctl ident" again. It might(?) be necessary to restart pcmciautils, like this -
Code:
pcmcia-socket-startup

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richiew

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jan 2006, 16:31    Post subject:  

Seeing your last comment about feedback, I thought I would post my success story here.

The package worked great and enabled me to access my wireless etwork without having to reduce the network security.

My final set of commands is as follows:

modprobe ndiswrapper
sleep 5
wpa_supplicant -D ndiswrapper -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
sleep 30
dhcpcd -t 20 -h puppypc -d wlan0

The only other thing I had to change was the SSID and PassKey in the conf file.

Fantastic. Thanks for a great set up.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Mar 2006, 23:23    Post subject:  

March 2006
Orinoco
Monitor support (for scanning and sniffing) in the CVS version of the orinoco driver is not as straightforward as I had assumed. Apparently monitor mode does not work with newer orinoco firmwares (ver 8.x).
It's possible to flash the firmware in an orinoco device back to an older version, but the easier solution is to use an earlier version of the orinoco driver (0.13e) with monitor patch.
So I have provided Orinoco driver version 0.13e-patched, plus version 0.15rc2 for use with Orinoco USB devices, Symbol Spectrum24 devices, and Apple Airport.

Zydas
I had inadvertently provided an early version of this driver from http://sourceforge.net/projects/zd1211/ Several forum members seem to have used this successfully, but I have now updated this driver to the more recent version from http://zd1211.ath.cx/
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Mikrodots

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Apr 2006, 14:06    Post subject: Sierra Wireless 860 3G requires cardmgr restart  

tempestuous,

Thanks for your post; it helped me figure out why I couldn't get my sierra 860 card running.

This card also needs a restart of cardmgr to run otherwise I get a the message "unsupported card in socket 0" logged in /var/log/messages

Here
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=44839#44839
is my post on how to get the 860 running.

Thanks again. Mikrodots
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kulkulcaan

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Apr 2006, 13:28    Post subject: Broadcom 14e4:4318 working  

I have a Broadcom wifi mini pci card. The chipset is 14e4:4318 which I havent found listed as working.

I installed ndiswrapper and found that it came with the driver already - bcmwl5.

However, this driver did not work so I removed it and loaded the bcmwl5.inf driver from XP.

This loaded correctly and I was able to configure the card in WAG.

I'm now using /etc/rc.d/rc.local to configure the card at bootup.

Works great.

K
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donde

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr 2006, 19:17    Post subject:  

I have almost the same setup, using a Fujitsu laptop with internal Broadcom wireless card. I got it all working, except have to do modprobe ndiswrapper, WAG, Scan, and select Cell at startup. Could you advise of the entries you made in /etc/rc.d/rc.local?
Thanks...donde
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kulkulcaan

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Apr 2006, 09:06    Post subject: wireless configuration at boot up  

Heres what I put in /etc/rc.d/rc.local after configuring the broadcom card;

nodprobe ndiswrapper
iwconfig wlan0 essid "network name"
iwconfig wlan0 key "encryption key"
ifconfig wlan0 "ip address" up
route add default gw "router ip address"

You may need to put some sleep commands between each one.

Also, I did not use dhcp but you could do ;

dhcpcd-t 20 "pcname" wlan0

Hope this helps

K
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kemoschwabbie

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun 2006, 18:01    Post subject: WPA w/Orinoco Gold Classic PCMCIA card  

I am running Puppy 2.0 and am having difficulty getting my Orinoco Gold classic to work in my Compaq Armada 7800 Laptop on an WPA-PSK wireless network. I have found a lot of documentation on using it with WEP, but not WPA. Can someone show me the steps to do this? I'd prefer to use the Wizards as much as possible, though I understand if I need to drop to the console to do it.

Thanks in advance!

Kemo Laughing
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Sparky2

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jun 2006, 05:17    Post subject:  

kulkulcaan,

Just a little aside - what do the sleep commands do? I have a similar rc.local file but I have no sleep commands and everything still works. I have seen other people suggesting them but I have never understood why. Please enlighten me ........

Thanks,

Mark
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jun 2006, 09:28    Post subject:  

kemoschwabbie.
You need ndiswrapper with wpa_supplicant. Get wpa_supplicant here http://www.dotpups.de/dotpups/Wifi/wireless-drivers/
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