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DWA-125 and Puppy 5.2.5 on a Dell C400
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N00bx1000

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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2011, 22:47    Post_subject:  DWA-125 and Puppy 5.2.5 on a Dell C400  

I have Puppy 5.2.5 installed on a Dell C400. I'm trying to use a DWA-125 to connect.

Network Wizard recognizes wlan0 and assigns rt2800usb Ralink 11n Adapter, but the light on the adapter never shows up.

Also, once I proceed further into Network wizard and attempt to test wlan0 I get

"Error!
Failed to raise interface wlan0.
Failed command was: ifconfig wlan0 up
Error returned was:
ifconfig" SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory"

The same error shows when I try to scan for networks (no brainer, but I had to try.)

Please instruct.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2011, 23:09    Post_subject:  

You are talking about a wireless connection?
If so, make sure you are doing it per this guide:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=65346
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N00bx1000

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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2011, 23:13    Post_subject:  

Regrettably, I can't get from step 5 to 6.

I get the error I listed above when I hit "scan."

My wireless adapter is somehow "recognized" as wlan0 and assigned what seems to be the correct driver/module...Then, nothing but the error.
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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2011, 23:49    Post_subject:  

You could try the ndiswrapper method to load a Windows driver for the DWA-125.
When you get to this window.
Select Load Module
Follow directions for ndiswrapper..
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 05:36    Post_subject:  

N00bx1000 wrote:
I have Puppy 5.2.5 installed on a Dell C400. I'm trying to use a DWA-125 to connect.
Network Wizard recognizes wlan0 and assigns rt2800usb

N00bx1000,
The rt2800usb is a very new driver, and may require some troubleshooting. Please run this command -
Code:
dmesg

and report anything relevant to how the rt2800usb driver loaded.

It would also be useful if you could run this command -
Code:
cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

and report the "Vendor" and "ProdID" values for your wifi device.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 13:57    Post_subject:  

Do what tempestuous says.
He knows much more about this network stuff than me.
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N00bx1000

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 18:10    Post_subject:  

Yeah, his name has come up in almost every other forum post about my previous networking questions.


cat /proc/bus/usb/devices returned this:

Vendor=07d1
ProdID=3c0d
Rev=1.01

dmesg didn't seem to return anything referencing wlan0. This may be my oversight, but I really checked it several times.

I hope this helps you help me.

EDIT: I found the rt2800usb referenced.
"registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0: :radio
Registered led device : rt2800usb-phy0: :assoc
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0: :quality
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb"
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 18:57    Post_subject:  

N00bx1000 wrote:
Yeah, his name has come up in almost every other forum post about my previous networking questions.


cat /proc/bus/usb/devices returned this:

Vendor=07d1
ProdID=3c0d
Rev=1.01

dmesg didn't seem to return anything referencing wlan0. This may be my oversight, but I really checked it several times.

I hope this helps you help me.

EDIT: I found the rt2800usb referenced.


"registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0: :radio
Registered led device : rt2800usb-phy0: :assoc
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0: :quality
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb"


A new device may need one of these drivers:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=346450#346450

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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 19:10    Post_subject:  

Well your dmesg results look fine, but the Network Wizard reports that the interface cannot be raised. So it appears that the rt2800usb driver is failing.

You can use one of the proprietary Ralink wifi drivers instead, and thanks to your USB device ID I can say that the rt3370sta driver is definitely compatible. It's available for Puppy 5.1/5.2 here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=481085#481085
After installing the dotpet, reboot. Puppy should automatically load the new driver next time you plug in your device.
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N00bx1000

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2011, 20:46    Post_subject:  

Quote:
Well your dmesg results look fine, but the Network Wizard reports that the interface cannot be raised. So it appears that the rt2800usb driver is failing.

You can use one of the proprietary Ralink wifi drivers instead, and thanks to your USB device ID I can say that the rt3370sta driver is definitely compatible. It's available for Puppy 5.1/5.2 here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=481085#481085
After installing the dotpet, reboot. Puppy should automatically load the new driver next time you plug in your device.


I'll try it tonight. Thanks for making the time to help.
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N00bx1000

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 08:03    Post_subject:  

Now I can scan and detect networks, but I can't seem to get on any with security (the ones I know the key to, of course.) I did get on an unsecured network for a moment (also one I have real-world permission to get on) and then it cut off.

What should I look at to troubleshoot?
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 09:54    Post_subject:  

It sounds like the rt3370sta driver is not playing well with your device. I have seen this type of problem before, and I suspect you need the older rt3070sta driver, available later in the same thread as before -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=513360#513360

Test with no encryption first just to see if the driver is basically working, then try different forms of encryption one at a time. You may find, for example, that WPA2 encryption works, while WPA encryption fails.
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N00bx1000

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 20:48    Post_subject:  

The older one worked out just fine, in fact, I'm on it now. I decided to use Frisbee, from Jeremiah, since I never really had much luck with pwireless2 or wpa_gui.

Thanks again.
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