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How to get USB arvast WN 220 wifi to work?
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petertosh

Joined: 17 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jan 2007, 20:30    Post_subject:  How to get USB arvast WN 220 wifi to work?  

Hi all,
sorry for my english, i'm french^^
I installed puppy 2.13 on my laptope. Everything work perfectly except the sound and the wifi^^

To connect my laptope to internet, i use a usb key arvast WN220
But when i click on connect, i choose connect to internet by network interface, and in "interfaces" there is: "puppy does not see any active ethernet interfaces"

And on driver modules, i don't fond the good driver Sad

Have you got an idea to help me? Wifi with linux is too complicate for a stupid french like me Laughing lol

Thanks a milion all^^
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Wed 17 Jan 2007, 21:34    Post_subject:  

I think your device contains the Prism3 chipset. For USB devices this chipset is supported by the linux-wlan-ng driver "prism2_usb". It's quite likely that Puppy will automatically load this driver, run "lsmod" to check if it is listed. If not, you can load it manually like this -

modprobe prism2_usb

This driver uses a unique configuration utility, so the Network Wizard cannot be used. Setup instructions for this driver are here http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Wifi/drivers-for-Puppy-2.00-and-2.01/linux-wlan_README.txt
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jan 2007, 09:01    Post_subject:  

Thank you, my driver is now loaded^^

Now, i just need to configure my network access, i'm going to find san explication in the forum Very Happy

Thanks again Wink
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jan 2007, 18:12    Post_subject:  

hi again^^

Just a last question, i scann to find a network and i find the good one but i need to complete the "Network ID" and the "Frenquency".

How can i find this two parameters?

Thanks a lot^^
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BlackAdder


Joined: 22 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jan 2007, 17:29    Post_subject:  

petertosh,
You don't need to set either of those. The frequency is set if you have set a channel (so either set a channel or a frequency), and the network id is not an essential parameter to get your wifi talking.
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jan 2007, 13:53    Post_subject:  

Perfect, it works Laughing

I did a mistake with the wep key Rolling Eyes

Thanks a milion^^
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jan 2007, 13:57    Post_subject:  

Just a question, i don't understand the last sentense :
Quote:
A script is provided with these commands; /root/my-applications/bin/linux-wlan-connect
Just modify the script to include your wireless settings.


Is that mean if i don't create this script i'll lost my connexion for the next reboot?
Cause when i write "/root/my-applications/bin/linux-wlan-connect"
I have for answer
Quote:
No such file or directory


Do i need to do something more after connect me on internet?
thanks again
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jan 2007, 15:33    Post_subject:  

Ok, i reboot the computer and lost my wireless connexion^^

What can i do to save it?

Thank you.
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jan 2007, 17:25    Post_subject:  

i did everything :

Quote:
#wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_wlansniff enable=false channel xx
#wlanctl-ng wlan0 p2req_channel_info_results channel xx

wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_hostwep decrypt=true encrypt=true
wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11PrivacyInvoked=true
wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11WEPDefaultKeyID=0
wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11ExcludeUnencrypted=true
wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11WEPDefaultKey0=01:23:45:67:89
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=MY_ESSID authtype=opensystem


But like i said before, if i reboot thecomputer i lost everything and for the next boot i must to do all af this, not very pleasant Laughing Laughing
Is there is a solution? Writing a script or something else?

Thanks a lot.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jan 2007, 18:33    Post_subject:  

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A script is provided with these commands; /root/my-applications/bin/linux-wlan-connect
Just modify the script to include your wireless settings.

Oops ... this script is only available if the old driver dotpup was installed
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Wifi/drivers-for-Puppy-2.00-and-2.01/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5.pup
... but don't install this, because it's the driver for older versions of Puppy.

Let's create a new script now:
start a new document in geany. The first line needs to be this -

#!/bin/sh

Now add all those setup commands. Save this document, call it whatever you want - let's say "moi-wifi" in /root/my-applications/
Now we need to make the script executable, so do this -

chmod 755 /root/my-applications/moi-wifi

Now you can either run this script whenever you want to connect, or if you want to connect EVERY TIME you boot up, add "/root/my-applicaionts/moi-wifi" to the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.local

And a reminder; do not use the Network Wizard.
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petertosh

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jan 2007, 13:38    Post_subject:  

Thank you, internet works perfectly^^

Thanks a lot^^
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