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Frisbee doesn't see my wireless network -Lucid 5.2.8 -SOLVED
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wimpy


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun 2017, 15:58    Post subject:  Frisbee doesn't see my wireless network -Lucid 5.2.8 -SOLVED
Subject description: Windows and Lubuntu do
 

I have an old AMD Athlon (Barton core) which has both a wired Netgear card and a USB 802.11n wireless adaptor. It multiboots windows XP, Lubuntu 16.04 and a few puppies, which include Lucid 5.2.8. All my home PCs connect to the outside world via a router which supports both wireless and wired connections. Windows XP and Lubuntu had no problem in finding the wireless network and I could access the web with the cable disconnected. Lucid 5.2.8 was a different story. I followed the instructions and installed Frisbee. This cannot see the wireless network at all - the wireless setup is completely greyed out. I was hoping to get rid of the cable. Is there a better wireless network manager or is there some fix for Frisbee? I should be grateful for any help or suggestions.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun 2017, 21:52    Post subject:  

I followed the instructions and installed Frisbee. "

It was already there in that Lucid variant.

Did you mean that you just enabled it?

You might change your wireless channel in the router.

Did the other network tool see your wireless adaptor at all??

Answered my own question....obviously not.

https://hothardware.com/reviews/amd-athlon-xp-3200

Post your exact laptop model....always helpful,
and supply your wireless adaptor specs as well.

You should know that by now.

rerwin and rcrsn51 might even help you out here.

In fact here is a post by rcrsn51 to start you off.

" Here is the standard diagnostic test for WiFi.
Open a terminal and run the following commands: "

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=948531#948531

Get back to us mate.

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun 2017, 22:23    Post subject:  

Quote:
USB 802.11n wireless adaptor


State its full name and model number.
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wimpy


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 04:21    Post subject:  

@cthisbear and rcrsn51
It's not a laptop. It's one of my old PCs. It uses an Asrock motherboard and has a 500GB SATA HD and 2MB RAM. The TX/RX is a mini USB dongle, marketed as a B-Link, somewhat similar to the transmitter of the MS wireless mouse.
PPM shows the following additions, which I did following
the advice from the Wiki.:
wpa_supplicant-0.5.9-i486.4X
dhpcd-5.2.9-Puppy5
Frisbee-beta-2-lucid5.2
Did I not need to add those if Frisbee was already there? Can I uninstall them?
Since the device works fine in Lubuntu I presume it's functioning OK.
I ran the diagnostics from that thread and got nothing
iwconfig gave
lo no wireless extension
eth0 no wireless
ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig:SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
ifconfig wlan0
Error fetching interface information. Device not found..

I turned off the firewall but that made no difference .

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 05:46    Post subject:  

You are hard work.

This one....

This one

http://www.wlancards.com/1-3-3-mini-usb-wireless-card.html

RTL8188 chip

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 07:13    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
State its full name and model number.

wimpy wrote:
marketed as a B-Link

It's going to take more information than that.

Run the command "lsusb" and identify the vendor:product ID codes for the adapter.
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wimpy


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 08:06    Post subject:  

Thanks for the replies.
@cthisbear. Yes! that is exactly the one I'm using on this PC. Sorry for being such hard work Smile.
@rcrsn51 . That command does not produce any identification - just Bus, Device and ID numbers, the last in Hex - xxxx:xxxx.

As an update the Win XP is now having problems which I haven't sorted yet - it connects OK saying the signal is excellent but after a few seconds it cuts off with "No or limited connectivity". It seems to have difficulty acquiring a network address. Lubuntu,on the same PC, however, is still going strong with no problems. I would add that the home network which consists of PCs running Win 10 and Win 7 along with tablets, iphones and other mobiles from time to time, seems to be OK . I'm writing this on a Win7 which uses a similar 802.11n USB wireless dongle. I shall try rebooting the router and see if that helps.

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 08:33    Post subject:  

Quote:
the last in Hex - xxxx:xxxx.

Unfortunately, I cannot identify a device with those codes.
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perdido


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 09:10    Post subject:  

Hiya wimpy

Make sure your network dongle is plugged in.
Run the command lsusb
Paste the result in this thread so these guys can help you.


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wimpy


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:11    Post subject:  

Thanks perdido.
Here is the output from lsusb

sh-4.1# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:7601
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f3:0103
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:0745
sh-4.1#
Hope this helps.

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:59    Post subject:  

Quote:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:7601

This adapter uses the Mediatek MT7601U chipset.

The original vendor-supplied Linux drivers for this device were garbage. There is now an excellent open-source driver but you need a 4.x kernel Puppy to use it.

I suspect that you are out of luck with Lucid.
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wimpy


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 12:28    Post subject:  

My thanks to everyone. I've just downloaded the Lxpup Xenial 16.08 iso, so I'll give that a try. Should I mark this as solved?
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perdido


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 12:34    Post subject:  

Just a thought.

For Lupu maybe the ndiswrapper could work if you can find a 32-bit winxp driver for that dongle.

Some info and walk-thru screen caps for using ndiswrapper.
http://www.puppylinuxforum.org/thread-596.html

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 12:47    Post subject:  

There is more information about the mt7601u driver here if the device is not auto-detected.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 14:57    Post subject:  

@perdido I tried the ndiswrapper method and it does detect the "card" as wlan0.. Ndiswrapper insisted on the unloading of the wired driver for eth0. It acquired an address from the router (it says) but I don't know how to join our network which requires a wpa2 password.
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