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Extras for Puppy 4.3 with 2.6.30.5 kernel
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Feb 2010, 06:11    Post_subject:  

edoc wrote:
../../../../../../bus/usb/drivers/rtl819xSU

Thanks. As you can see, the r8192s_usb driver identifies itself as rtl819xSU.
Such cases demonstrate why it's difficult for me to contribute drivers for hardware which I don't own, myself.

Now attached is a hotfix which should allow Puppy's Network Wizard to configure the r8192s_usb driver for WPA encryption. Please let me know if it works.

Also be aware that you must be clear about whether your wifi router has been set for WPA encryption, or WPA2 encryption. The Network Wizard requires you to specify one or the other.

EDIT: hotfix tested successfully. Realtek drivers updated in earlier post.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Feb 2010, 19:45    Post_subject:  

That did it, thanks!

Yes, it is WPA2 here, the Wii won't do plain vanilla WPA for some reason.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Feb 2010, 21:31    Post_subject:  

OK, both Realtek driver packages have been updated with the WPA fix in the earlier post.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=346457#346457
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 09:07    Post_subject:  

And since we're on the subject of Realtek wifi drivers, I just updated the PCI version of the driver to the latest ver 14.0115.2010.
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 09:39    Post_subject:  

Are you aware of anyone using a Novatel (Verizon) USB727 cellphone modem?
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 10:13    Post_subject:  

My understanding is that once connected to a mobile phone via USB cable, the wireless modem in mobile phones appears to Linux as a fairly standard USB modem. Pupdial should be able to handle configuration.

There's some information here:
"Internet through a mobile phone "
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=27759
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 17:25    Post_subject:  

Cool, thanks!

I need to get over to the Verizon office to see about a month-to-month contract and then do some tests.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Mar 2010, 14:23    Post_subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
Here is the Ralink rt2870sta wifi driver,
modified (by me) to support the Buffalo WLI-UC-GN,
USB device ID 0411:015d

This dotpet will overwrite the existing rt2870sta driver currently in Puppy 4.3.x.
After installing this dotpet, reboot.
I have installed the pet and tried the buffalo device on two different machines.
Success in that the wireless interface is now detected as ra0.
However the scan detects no wireless networks.
Here's the lines from /var/log/messages:
Quote:
/var/log/messages

Mar 2 10:04:44 (none) user.info kernel: ra0 (usb): not using net_device_ops yet
Mar 2 10:04:44 (none) user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
Mar 2 10:04:46 (none) user.debug kernel: 0000:02:0f.0: tulip_stop_rxtx() failed (CSR5 0xfc06c012 CSR6 0xff970111)
Mar 2 10:04:49 (none) user.warn kernel: <-- RTMPAllocTxRxRingMemory, Status=0
Mar 2 10:04:49 (none) user.warn kernel: -->RTUSBVenderReset
Mar 2 10:04:49 (none) user.warn kernel: <--RTUSBVenderReset
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.info kernel: lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.info kernel: lp0: console ready
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: Key1Str is Invalid key length(1) or Type(0)
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: Key2Str is Invalid key length(1) or Type(0)
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: Key3Str is Invalid key length(1) or Type(0)
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: Key4Str is Invalid key length(1) or Type(0)
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: 1. Phy Mode = 5
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: 2. Phy Mode = 5
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: RTMPSetPhyMode: channel is out of range, use first channel=1
Mar 2 10:04:51 (none) user.warn kernel: 3. Phy Mode = 9
Mar 2 10:04:52 (none) user.warn kernel: MCS Set = ff 00 00 00 01
Mar 2 10:04:52 (none) user.warn kernel: <==== rt28xx_init, Status=0
Mar 2 10:04:52 (none) user.warn kernel: 0x1300 = 00064300

This comes from the end of the boot sequence and the same messages are repeated each time I attempt to connect. Can you suggest a next step?
Thanks,
Barburo.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Mar 2010, 22:17    Post_subject:  

Experimental version of ar9170usb driver removed.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Mar 2010, 05:56    Post_subject:  

Hi tempestuous, thanks for your help!
I installed the dotpet, now the ar9170usb module is loaded but on reboot no wlan0.
I tried loading the ar9170usb module manually, but wlan0 is not detected.

Uninstalled your dotpet, removed ndiswrapper module and driver, reinstalled your dotpet, but situation is unchanged.

Here are my usb interfaces information:

Code:
Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.30.5 uhci_hcd
Product=UHCI Host Controller
SerialNumber=0000:00:07.2
VendorID=1d6b  ProductID=0001  KERNEL-MODULE=hub

Manufacturer=Atheros Communications Inc
Product=WPN111
SerialNumber=1.0
VendorID=1385  ProductID=5f01  KERNEL-MODULE=(none)


on kernel-module I should see ar9170usb, instead?
UPDATE:
Strange, the USB_ID you added to the driver seems right, does 5f01 differs from 5F01 (upper case) in your alias?

The ar9170usb module is loaded correctly, and I can see:

Code:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.30.5/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ar9170/ar9170usb.ko
firmware:       ar9170-2.fw
firmware:       ar9170-1.fw
description:    Atheros AR9170 802.11n USB wireless
license:        GPL
author:         Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@web.de>
author:         Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
alias:          usb:v04BBp093Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019p5304d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v083ApF522d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0CDEp0026d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0CDEp0023d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0586p3417d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0ACEp1221d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v1385p5F01d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0846p5F01d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0846p9001d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0846p9010d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v07D1p3C10d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:vCACEp0300d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0CF3p1001d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0CF3p9170d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
depends:        mac80211,usbcore,led-class
vermagic:       2.6.30.5 SMP mod_unload modversions 486
parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption. (bool)


I checked dependencies and mac80211, usbcore, led-class are all loaded modules.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Mar 2010, 09:37    Post_subject:  

It looks like the hacked driver fails to create a network interface,
but to be sure, you should try a clean boot to the Puppy 4.3.1 CD (using "pfix=ram" boot option)
then install the hacked driver, then plug in the USB wifi device.
Run "ifconfig -a" to check for the presence of a wifi interface. If none, run "dmesg" and post any reference to the ar9170usb module.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Mar 2010, 20:58    Post_subject:  

Experimental version of arusb_lnx driver removed.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Mar 2010, 05:21    Post_subject:  

I tried the clean boot with pfix=ram from the 4.3.1 cd.
Installed the driver, and then plugged the wlan card.
No wlan0 were detected, I tried loading manually the ar9170usb, but results were the same.

Tonight will try the new driver on a clean boot from cd, and then report back!

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Mar 2010, 09:24    Post_subject:  

Ah, further reading reveals that the Netgear WPN111 requires a very new driver; ath9k_htc driver,
available only in the latest kernels; 2.6.31 and 2.6.32.
See here for information -
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k_htc

It's possible that the latest development version of Puppy, "Quirky", may have this driver. I'm not sure.
If so, be aware that you must also obtain the correct firmware (see previous link) and locate it in /lib/firmware
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 07:01    Post_subject:  

I tried your arusb_lnx driver, both from clean cd and from my hd puppy installation.

The ath0 interface is detected succesfully at every reboot, but as soon as I change the state of the ath0 (through ifconfig or with puppy network gui, just after the ath0 detection screen), the pc freeze (mouse stop moving, no kb shortcuts work and pc requires a hard shutdown).
After this hard reboot the ath0 is not detected, but it is detected again as soon as I reboot a second time. Please note this behaviour is replicable and I did ten/twelve attempt before giving it up with arusb_lnx driver.

Will try updating / recompiling my kernel, or checking out quirky, or eventually try to understand why the ndiswrapper module does not detect and start correctly the device at boot. Further details here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46082

It's a pity the wpn111 works perfectly (on my pc and with my wpa tkip protected lan) with ndiswrapper driver, but requires multiple reinstallation - reconfiguration - console tweaking - at every reboot Sad

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