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How to use NetGear N900 USB wifi in Precise 5.7.1? (Solved)
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 13:52    Post subject:  How to use NetGear N900 USB wifi in Precise 5.7.1? (Solved)
Subject description: aka WNDA4100
 

Code:

# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 057: ID 0846:9012 NetGear, Inc

Apparently Precise Puppy's network wizard doesn't even know it exists.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 14:03    Post subject:  

Hi Flash...

What do you get for...

Code:
lsmod | grep rt2


Code:
dmesg | grep rt2


Wikidevi's article for your adapter...

Regards...
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 14:45    Post subject:  

According to wikidevi, the WNDA4100 first officially appears in kernel 3.12. The vendor provides the source code, which I have compiled for Slacko k3.4.52. It does recognize your 0846:9012 device.

However, the package is larger than 256KB. If you want it for Slacko, I will have to upload it elsewhere. I don't have a newer development setup.
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 16:09    Post subject:  

ardvark wrote:
Hi Flash...

What do you get for...

Code:
lsmod | grep rt2


Code:
dmesg | grep rt2


Wikidevi's article for your adapter...

Regards...

Thanks. as suggested in an earlier post of yours, I already tried lsmod and dmesg but got nothing:
Code:
# dmesg | grep rt2
#
# lsmod | grep rt2
#


@rcrsn51, I'm not married to Precise. If you can find a place to upload it, I'll be happy to give it a try. Otherwise, is there any Puppy I could download that has the newer kernel?
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 16:12    Post subject:  

Download it here. Click the small grey Download button on the left.

Be aware that this is for Slacko 56-4G-non-PAE.
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 23:55    Post subject:  

Okay I got it, and thanks. I happen to have a DVD of Slacko 5.7.0 PAE that I burned just the other day, so I'll try your .pet with that first and report back.

I assume the way to use the .pet is to click on it to install it, then with the Connect wizard try to use the NetGear N900. Does that sound about right?

Anyway, that's what I did and it didn't work. I couldn't even find rt3573 in the list of modules in the network wizard. Is that because this is the wrong kernel (3.10.32), PAE, or am I just missing something? I don't really expect your .pet to work with this Puppy, I'm just trying to see if I'm using it correctly before I download the right version of Slacko. Surely it ought to show up somewhere, even if it won't work.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 03:11    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Be aware that this is for Slacko 56-4G-non-PAE.


Hi Flash...

Does it work with this version?

Regards...
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 10:29    Post subject:  

1. Install the PET.
2. Unplug/replug the adapter.
3. Check lsmod for rt3573sta.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 10:58    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
1. Install the PET.
2. Unplug/replug the adapter.
3. Check lsmod for rt3573sta.

Done. The .pet shows up in Slacko's package manager but nowhere else as far I can find. Nothing changes when I unplug/replug the adapter, not even any lights flash that I can see. lsmod | grep rt2 still gives no result.

@ardvark, I know the .pet probably won't work. I'm just practicing using it with the Puppy I have at hand. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 11:02    Post subject:  

Unless you are installing this in the Puppy for which it was built (k3.4.52), nothing is going to happen.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 11:07    Post subject:  

Okay, I'll have to find Slacko 56-4G-non-PAE somewhere and download it. Any recommendation? I forgot where I found the Slacko I have? Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 11:09    Post subject:  

ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/mirror/ibiblio/distributions/puppylinux/puppy-5.6/
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 12:51    Post subject:  

Thanks, I'm downloading it now. I found several other Slacko isos I had squirreled away on a flash drive, but none of them had the right kernel. Your .pet wouldn't work with any of them.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 13:59    Post subject:  

Success! I downloaded slacko-5.6-4G-NON-PAE.iso, burned it to a DVD using burniso2cd, booted the DVD and installed your .pet. The network wizard picked up the wifi thingy as soon as I plugged it into the USB port. So I saved that configuration on the DVD (making the DVD into a multisession Puppy). Since it was easy to do, I also installed that Slacko in a USB flash drive, which is much smaller and boots much faster than the DVD. I'll just leave the flash drive plugged into the computer, a Dell Studio Hybrid 140g that I bought surplus for $65. - who could pass up a deal like that? - and not even use the unreliable (in my experience) hard disk drive.

Thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul 2014, 14:07    Post subject:  

Excellent. The lesson to be learned here is that kernel modules are version-specific. There is never any point to trying them in a different Puppy.
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