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Get a NETGEAR WG111v3 USB Wireless Adapter working in puppy
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Feb 2008, 12:30    Post_subject:  Get a NETGEAR WG111v3 USB Wireless Adapter working in puppy  

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This is how i got a NETGEAR WG111v3 USB Wireless Adapter working in puppy. watchdog-v1.1 (2.16 based)

After the usual searching of the forum and googling, i settled on this method.

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Step 1.

Get hold of the required files.

WG111v3.inf
wg111v3.sys

If you have the NETGEAR CD
What i did, was install it on a windows machine.
You will find them here:

C:\WINDOWS\inf\WG111v3\

Then copy them over to puppy.
I just put them in a directory in root ie: /root/NETGEAR-WG111v3

If you do not have the CD dont worry, i have included the files below.

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Step 2.

Plug the adapter into a USB port

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Step 3.

In a console enter:

modprobe ndiswrapper

(i added this to /etc/rc.d/rc.local see Step 6)

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Step 4.

Run the Network Wizard

Click on Load driver button
Select ndiswrapper
Click OK

Navigate to where you put the files from windows
Select WG111v3.inf
Click OK

Another window appears with the following message:

wg111v3 : driver installed
device (0846 : 4260) present

Click OK
and again click OK at the next message.

If you now see the new interface go to Step 5.
If you do not see the new interface
REBOOT then continue with Step 5.

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Step 5.

Once again run the Network Wizard (if you had to REBOOT)

This time it hopefully sees two Interfaces:

eth0
wlan0

Click on wlan0

Click on Wireless button

Create a profile name
Enter the ESSID

Click on the WEP button
and add your WEP Wireless Key

Click Save
then click
Use This Profile button

In the next window that appears
click on
Auto DHCP button

Hopefully after a short period of time (about 60 seconds or so)
you will get an Xdialog confirming that

NETWORK CONFIGURATION OF wlan0 SUCCESSFUL

Click Yes to save

In the next window click on Exit button

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Step 6.

That is it, we are now surfing.
But in order to have this working after a reboot
i added the following to rc.local

# This is for the NETGEAR WG111v3 USB Wireless Adapter
modprobe ndiswrapper
sleep 5
## Mywifi
echo
## Load the driver
if [ -e /etc/dhcpc/*.pid ] ; then
rm /etc/dhcpc/*.pid
fi
iwconfig wlan0 essid Mywifi key xxxxxxxxxx mode Managed
sleep 3
##dhcpcd wlan0
dhcpcd -t 30 -h puppypc -d wlan0
exit


Replace the bold entries with your own details.
You may also need to change the wlan0 to whatever yours is seen as.

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Hopefully after rebooting, you will be connected.

Congratulations

CatDude

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kishore

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2008, 12:05    Post_subject: and NETGEAR MA111v2 USB Wireless Adapter also .....  

Thanks CatDude,

I was trying Netgear MA111v2 USB Wireless Adapter from many days.
As per your easy steps, I tried it on Puppy-301, Muppy, Puppy214R.
I'm getting the wlan0 interface successfully.
I've not yet configured to access any network.
But as the wlan0 interface is available now, it will work.
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Keef


Joined: 20 Dec 2007
Posts: 639
Location: Staffordshire

PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2008, 20:43    Post_subject:  

Finally got the Netgear WG111T adapter on my work Dell 610 laptop to work, under 2.14R (remaster). The files you offered did not work, but I downloaded WG111T Version Driver 1.3 from the Netgear site, installed to my desktop PC and copied the .sys and .inf files.
Didn't make a good job of the rc.local file at first, but it all loads up fine now.

More thanks to Mr Catdude.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Feb 2008, 06:59    Post_subject:  

Hello kishore and keef

Glad to hear that this howto has been of some use to the both of you.
It is little things like this that make it all worthwhile.

kishore, i hope you eventually got it all sorted.

Thankyou both for your kind remarks.

All the best. CatDude

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kishore

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Feb 2008, 11:53    Post_subject:  NETGEAR MA111v2 USB Wireless Adapter also worked  

Yes CatDude,

It worked !

Thanks again.
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trapster


Joined: 28 Nov 2005
Posts: 2012
Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov 2008, 10:55    Post_subject:  

@CatDude

Worked perfectly!
Thank you for supplying the drivers as I would have had to install the disc in windows to be able to extract them. They are nowhere on the supplied installation disc.

This is in Dingo410 with Dougal's latest network wizard. (ndiswrapper chokes in standard 410)

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tempestuous

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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov 2008, 21:25    Post_subject:  

This thread was started back when Puppy had an older kernel.
But from Puppy 4.1 the Netgear WG111v3 should be supported by a native Linux driver - rtl8187.
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Nov 2008, 06:52    Post_subject:  

Hello trapster

Quote:
@CatDude

Worked perfectly!
Thank you for supplying the drivers as I would have had to install the disc in windows to be able to extract them. They are nowhere on the supplied installation disc.

You're welcome mate, i was willing to suffer installing them in Twisted Evil Windoze Twisted Evil ,
so that others did not have to. Laughing

CatDude
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strixx

Joined: 25 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar 2009, 18:53    Post_subject:  

I've just got my wg111v3 working. I had tried it before a hundred times it feels like, without success. Found this tread and to my dissapointment I allready treid it all. But tonight i treid a diffrent thing and I got it working.

I had to force Puppy to load the ndiswrapper to load at startup to get it working.

And i don't have to edit rc.local, it works even after reboot.

tempestuous wrote:
This thread was started back when Puppy had an older kernel.
But from Puppy 4.1 the Netgear WG111v3 should be supported by a native Linux driver - rtl8187.


Just want to tell everybody that this isn't correct. wg111v3 has the RTL8187B-chip, so you still have to use ndiswrapper!
It is correct for wg111 and wg111v2.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar 2009, 19:59    Post_subject:  

I did say "should be supported" but apparently B-variant support is broken in the 2.6.25 kernel.
Proper support for the "B" variant of the Realtek USB chipset has been fixed in recent kernels, so wow's Ultrapup with 2.6.28 kernel should work OK with the rtl8187 driver.

But in the meantime it's still possible to use a true Linux driver with Puppy 4.1.x in the form of the proprietary "r8187" Realtek driver, available here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=252339#252339
Again, this information is correct in theory.

strixx wrote:
It is correct for wg111 and wg111v2.

No, only the WG111v2 has the Realtek RTL8187 chipset.
The original WG111 has a PrismGT chipset, supported by the prism54 Linux driver.
EDIT: Oops, the "prism54" driver is old. It's now "p54usb".
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2009, 03:33    Post_subject:  

Of course yout right about the original wg111. 10 minutes before i wrote this i found an old page where you could download that driver. But I was tired and didn't think.

But thank you for the thread about the pet that enables the B version of the chip. I will try that out now!
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jamsh

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 03:31    Post_subject:  

A big thanks!! I spent ages trying to get online before I discovered this post and now, no problem!!
The only thing left is to get my printer operating and it will be perfect for me.

Once again thanks.
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ldjtod

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 11:28    Post_subject: Thank you very much  

Very Happy yes, this helped me a lot, this is very useful,it not only use for linux,but also in win2003. thank you very much
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The-Master-Time-Lord

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb 2011, 16:11    Post_subject:  Get a NETGEAR WG111v3 USB Wireless Adapter working in puppy  

Woot! it worked pretty well for me on 4.1 Retro on a stock IBM ThinkPad 1200 series with only 64MB Ram and 10GB Hdd
It took a couple reboots and some tweaking but it is rock solid.
I had only used the drivers that CatDude provided; i shall give it a go with any Linux drivers i find on a different Hdd.
This was a REAL help in getting an old solid lappy back in action for basics in my neighborhood.
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tytower

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Location: Green Island Cairns for the winter

PostPosted: Fri 01 Feb 2013, 04:07    Post_subject:  

Thanks CatDude -Step 6 got my WiFi auto loading on bootup which was a pain having to load it manually D-Link and also digitech adaptors with rtl8187.
Seems it slows up the loading of some modules though as I am getting some uncommon messages on boot about loading modules .
"making the file system useable..................failed " repeats a couple of times and whenit all comes up I have lost the sound control.

When I close down I get some more of the same and then when I reboot it goes off and does a file system check on my hard drive and any other drive I have plugged in.

Is there a place to put these lines of script that will ensure they execute after everything else is loaded? ie in profile perhaps?

These are the lines I put in rc.local
Code:

iwconfig wlan0 essid DLINK key 1234567890 mode Managed
sleep 3
##dhcpcd wlan0
dhcpcd -t 30 -h puppypc -d wlan0
#exit


I had the exit line in and tried removing it with no change

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