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How to use Linux driver for USB wi-fi b/g dongle 5.3.3-4g?
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boof

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 22:36    Post subject:  How to use Linux driver for USB wi-fi b/g dongle 5.3.3-4g?  

I'm getting a new device with a linux driver on a CD. Pls advise how/where to install the driver. Connecting via wi-fi appears very difficult as option choices are tightly controlled, with many terms beyond my knowledge, and inconsistent labelling between devices. I HOPE I can get my Nokia C3-00 to act as a wi-fi b/g connected gateway. any configuration advice will be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan 2013, 06:40    Post subject:  

What is the name of the device you are getting?
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan 2013, 09:43    Post subject:  

comfast n11--fleabay.au $8-
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan 2013, 12:18    Post subject:  

you mean 11n?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wireless-Internet-Adapter-Dongle-Realtek-Comfast-Plug-Play-USB-2-0-802-11n-/251205048829?pt=UK_Computing_USB_Wi_Fi_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item3a7cfcd9fd

chipset- Realtek RTL8188CU
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A solution for Linux is posted here
http://www.solwiseforum.co.uk/showthread.php?9849-NET-WL-UMD-606N-and-Linux

but there may be an easier why. . .

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan 2013, 14:50    Post subject:  

I believe that the driver you need (rtl8192cu) is included in Slacko 533. You should be good to go, out of the box. (The included drivers CD is therefore good for a coaster, if you patch the hole in the middle with some moisture-resistant tape Wink )

I'll double check that in a few minutes, though -- got to find (or burn) that ISO to disc to find out. (I'm still only using puppy recreationally, lol. Dunno why -- it's real good stuff!)

EDIT: yep, it's there. When you go to connect...

1-Connect Wizard
2-Wired or Wireless LAN (small button)
3a-Simple Network Setup
3b-IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR CARD, click the X on the title bar and proceed to 3c. IF YOUR CARD IS RECOGNIZED, follow the wizard and you should be able to connect and do your stuff.
3c-"TRY A DIFFERENT TOOL" (button with a red X)
4-Wired or Wireless LAN
5-Network Wizard
6-Load module (button near the bottom)
7-scroll till you see "rtl8192cu usb Realtek 8192C/8188C 802.11n USB wireless" (don't use the PCI version right above it -- that won't work!)
8-Load (button near the top, has a green check-mark on it)
9-Click through a couple boring boxes.
10-with any luck you'll now see your card there. Go back to Simple Network Setup ("Exit" button, in the bottom right corner, in Network Wizard, then... you know the rest), select your card, and do the dance.

It's a lot more complicated than it looks!

Let us know if you still have troubles.

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan 2013, 19:44    Post subject:  

Ta v much. very nice instructions-complete and understandable.
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2013, 08:17    Post subject:  

thx, I got the driver loaded, now I have to convince my Nokia C3-00 to connect the internet into it. I do find the lack of user control very frustrating, as so much requires special settings and knowledge I don't have. I don't know what the name of my local network is, as I don't think I've seen it yet. I certainly haven't seen any point to input the name of my phone.
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2013, 03:55    Post subject:  

sorry, apparently wrong device. see attachment for sales blurb and pic. Have mini cd, but it only contains a setup.exe file. device is

USB 2.0 Wireless N Wi-Fi Adaptor Dongle 802.11b/g/n

has code :

CF-WUT20N


on it.

Cannot configure it, doesn't seem to have an autoloading driver.
will not dialout on ph, tho' I THINK the network is detected. I'll spend a few hours trying to resurect my winXP machine and see if I can get the drivers from the mini CD that way. BTW mini CD has only generic labelling, nothing useful.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan 2013, 01:47    Post subject:  

I have the driver, rt3070, but it's a .tar.gz and I don't know how to install it. Seems to cycle endlessly between zipping and unzipping the archive-no installation on R or L click. I'll have a look round. I don't know how to run an exe file under puppy to install driver, as I have one which is supposed to be for linux.

Update:
I can see the *-wrap.sh files in the tar.gz. they are in a blue-grey ROX screen, and cannot be edited nor separated. The driver is from Ralink, whom have been taken over 7/1/2013. I can't upload it. This site says its empty. What do I do, please? BTW, when I tried to upload the drivers, the site locked onto my filename, couldn't edit it and I had to close the browser to release it.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jan 2013, 10:12    Post subject:  

upgraded to slacko 5.4
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan 2013, 14:09    Post subject:  

I've unpacked the tar.gz into the /usr/bin/xarchive/wrappers directory.I have 8 files :
7za-wrap.sh; ace-wrap.sh; arj-wrap.sh; deb-wrap.sh

rar-wrap.sh; rpm-wrap.sh; tar-wrap.sh zip-wrap.sh

The tar.gz is a POSIX file(?) the .sh files are executable x-shellscript files.

How/which one should I install, pls? Obviously, these are for different distributions, but that's all I summise.

sh *-wrap.sh
gives error message
Option not supported, use one of these:
-i #info
-o archive #open
-a archive files #add
-n archive file #new
-r archive files #remove
-e archive files #extract

sh (-o & -e) *.sh do nothing,

I must be doing something wrong, what is it, pls?
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan 2013, 17:00    Post subject:  

boof, you need to compile the driver. It needs the devx and the kernel sources, if using gslacko-5.4 kernel source is in the sfs manager in the setup menu. Devx is from : http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/puppylinux/puppy-5.4/

BUT, it may be a bit beyond your capability.

Can you open terminal for me please and run this command WITH the device plugged in, and I'll try the manufacturer's website and get the driver source.

Code:
lsusb


Also
Code:
uname -r

That tells me which kernel you have.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan 2013, 18:03    Post subject:  

these are the makers latest drivers, AFAIK. I downloaded them from the site.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 00:06    Post subject:  

have Dvix now, but insufficient memory for kernel sources.

Will goto internet cafe to download and set up driver [if you will describe process sufficiently] on a live CD and store new drivers on my system flashdrive. I will also make them avail here for other to use. I'd use the ndiswrapper if I could resolve the .sh file format. I have a 5yo knoppix (or usesome other late distribution], could I use that to compile the driver?
I only have 512MB of ram, so it's not easy, but I can download Debian et al as needed at 'net cafe. if that's a valid solution.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 06:10    Post subject:  

got a win machine running, emailed unziped drivers to self, then tried to download them into win machine-but can't. win recognises the inf file And refuses to allow it to be manually copied anywhere from the attachment. It's a new install, & I doubt I can now afford the MB to upgrade the browser and email client. What an utter pack of rubbish!!!!


BTW, I found it almost impossible to change my ndiswrapper from an incorrect one, and although it detects my zip file and reports wrapper found, it does not have any means of installing nor unziping it. The level of automation is too great, blocking manual file operations.
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