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How to use Edimax EW-7711UAn USB wireless in Puppy 6.0.2?
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californiac

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PostPosted: Sat 28 Feb 2015, 20:13    Post subject:  How to use Edimax EW-7711UAn USB wireless in Puppy 6.0.2?  

Hello,
I have an edimax ew-7711uan and because it hasn't the module to get it work, i downloaded the drivers from here.
Then i transferred it to the computer / (root) and extracted it in a folder. The problem is that i don't know how to install it. Can someone help me?

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 11:27    Post subject: Re: How to use Edimax EW-7711UAn USB wireless in Puppy 721?  

californiac wrote:
Hello,
I have an edimax ew-7711uan and because it hasn't the module to get it work, i downloaded the drivers from here.
Then i transferred it to the computer / (root) and extracted it in a folder. The problem is that i don't know how to install it. Can someone help me?


BTW, don't know which "Puppy 721" is...

A not very detailed discussion here (read the posts following):

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=813795#813795

What I did was to get the driver bundle, extracted the XP driver, then used the Windows wrapper to get the wireless to work. I see that I have 4 files in the folder -- don't think that I needed all of them, but they're small so I don't care:

Code:
netrtwlanu.cat
netrtwlanu.inf
RTLBt.inf
rtwlanu.sys


I have been migrating systems over to lupusuper1/Sulu1 (reported to support it directly), but haven't done the laptop yet (I'm running from the Edimax under 5.28 right now). The reported difference is kernel 3.x

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=90461

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 12:11    Post subject:  

Quote:
extracted the XP driver,
It says me:
Code:
Archive:  Edimax.exe
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of Edimax.exe or
        Edimax.exe.zip, and cannot find Edimax.exe.ZIP, period.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 13:31    Post subject:  

In a modern Puppy like Tahrpup 602, there should rarely be a need for Windows drivers.

Open a terminal and run the command: lsusb

Identify the vendor:product ID codes for your device. They may be 148f : 7601.

Are you using the PAE or non-PAE version of Tahrpup?
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californiac

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 13:49    Post subject:  

It's the non-pae version. Here are the results:
Code:
root# lsusb
BUS 001 DEVICE 004: ID 7392:7710 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd
BUS 001 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
BUS 005 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 004 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 003 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 002 DEVICE 003: ID 1a2c:0c23 China Resource Semico Co., Ltd
BUS 002 DEVICE 002: ID 1bcf:0007 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Optical Mouse
BUS 002 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 16:36    Post subject:  

californiac wrote:
It's the non-pae version. Here are the results:
Code:
root# lsusb
BUS 001 DEVICE 004: ID 7392:7710 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd
BUS 001 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
BUS 005 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 004 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 003 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 002 DEVICE 003: ID 1a2c:0c23 China Resource Semico Co., Ltd
BUS 002 DEVICE 002: ID 1bcf:0007 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Optical Mouse
BUS 002 DEVICE 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


Curious... It doesn't seem to be seeing it the same as mine... Mine reports:

Code:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 17:44    Post subject:  

What should i do now to get it work?
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 17:50    Post subject:  

Try to plug it into a different USB port.

What is the make and model of the computer?

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 18:09    Post subject:  

I tried it but nothing. The pc is old. It has a RAGE PRO 128 4x graphics card, an old American megatrends motherboard, 2GB RAM and a 290GB hard disk.
I think the problem is that it needs the rt3070 module but i don't know how to install it. I'm newbie to linux and don't know much.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 18:54    Post subject:  

According to wikidevi, there are two versions of the Edimax EW-7711UAn. V1 identifies as [7392:7711] and is recognized by Tahrpup using the rt2800usb driver.

Your newer V2 identifies as [7392:7710] and apparently has different chips. There is a Mediatek driver called mt7601Usta, but it doesn't recognize your device yet.

I have modified the driver and posted it here. Click the small grey Download button on the left.

HOWEVER, this is for Tahrpup 602 PAE. It will NOT work in your non-PAE version.

The interface is named ra0, not the usual wlan0.

I own a TP-LINK TL-WN727N v4 adapter that uses this driver and works fine. But I cannot promise that it will work with your Edimax.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 19:51    Post subject:  

Well done rcrsn51.
But what source code did you use? From here?
http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/mt7601u-usb/

You might consider getting the "improved" source code from -
https://github.com/porjo/mt7601
and you will find that this supports an additional 5 device ID's.

californiac, I suggest your next move is to download and install Tahrpup 6.0.2-PAE
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-tahr/iso/tahrpup%20-6.0-CE/tahr-6.0.2_PAE.iso
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Mar 2015, 17:31    Post subject:  

It works. Thank you all, you're amazing!
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Mar 2015, 17:59    Post subject:  

californiac wrote:
It works.

Excellent. Thank you for testing this new driver.

@tempestuous: The PET originally posted above was made from the vendor sources along with patches that I found somewhere and the Edimax ID.

I have also built the github version and it works fine with my TP-LINK. So I have changed the link above to download the new version. It supports the Edimax.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar 2015, 03:50    Post subject:  

EDIT: the mt7601Usta driver is reported as crashing under Slacko 5.7.
So for MediaTek MT7601U wifi devices, Tahrpup 6.x is currently the only option.
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PostPosted: Fri 01 May 2015, 08:13    Post subject:  

@rcrsn51: Could you please re-upload the .pet package with the driver because i lost it?

Ty. Smile
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