Knoppix 3.7 Pro
Posted 01 January 2005 - 11:16 PM
I've given up now with Suse 9.1, now I've got the Knoppix 3.7 Pro live CD, I unpacked everything on the HDD but I cant find anything about Wireless LAN on Knoppix, is it possible? if so, please explain nice and slow, as I am pretty slow when it comes to Linux.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 05:17 AM
And press enter.
It will ask for your root password. type it in and press enter. You are now Super User. Now type:
And press enter. The program should then come up.
What type of Wireless card do you have? Let's make sure it's compatible. What wireless router are you using?
Posted 03 January 2005 - 12:26 AM
No. You'll essentially be doing the same thing. It's just easier to open a terminal and become root rather that logging out then back in as root everytime you need administrative permissions.
Is this an 802.11b or 802.11g?
I'm not familiar with this piece of hardware, but any time I see "USB" and "wireless" in the same sentence I have misgivings as it applies to Linux.
Can you give us a link to the specs on this Dongle? Is it 802.11b or g?
Did you have your wireless hardware running under SuSE?
Posted 03 January 2005 - 03:01 AM
Nope, I could not get it to run on Suse, I tried everything the nice people here said but right at the end it would not open the program it was supposed to to configure it. I have a topic here somewhere concerning this.
This is what my dongle is called:
IEEE 802.11b WLAN Mini USB Adapter
and it has this number on it:
and it says:
Made in China:)
Here's 2 PDF files about it:
Posted 04 January 2005 - 07:05 PM
I tried using "NDISWRAPPER" to use my windows driver and it all went well till the final step then it said its already installed. Then I tried "WLCARDCONFIG" and it says "No Wireless Network Found"
What do I do now? please
I'm still slow at Linux, the stuff I did is what I read on the internet:) (I know I almost sounded a little bit clever there with all those fancy commands and stuff:))
Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:48 PM
Anyway, do you find it listed when you do:
from a terminal as root?
what does the ouput say? Sometimes it will give the actual chipset rather than just the manufacturer. That would help to know what chipset.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:47 AM
Thanks for the reply and all the help so far, and I'm sorry for possibly getting on anyones nerves, but once I get my Knoppix working on the WLAN I'll start learning more and more about it and soon I'll be able to help out on this site too.
OK, back to the point, I tried /sbin/lsusb but it did not work, so I tried it with just the /lsusb and that worked, I think, this is what it gave me/us
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0457:0162 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:25 AM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:18 AM
It seems from the pdf files you link to that your dongle uses what is known as a baseband/mac wlan chipset. It is unclear to me whether there is actually Linux drivers for this chipset or they are still under development.
I also found this and this. Anything there look familiar?
Like I said, Linux+USB+Wireless=headaches! Anyone else have any ideas? If we can't get any movement on this soon would you consider spending a little cash for an adapter that is known to work? We can give plenty of fairly inexpensive suggestions.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:01 PM
Thanks for the help so far, I really hope we will be able to get this working, cause I honestly dont have the money to buy anything (not even fast food) as I'm still unemployed and have been for the past 8 months, but if I had the money I would've bought one that works cause I really want this to work.
Thanks for the links, I'm busy looking at them now, mine looks like that FL-WL240U
Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:43 PM
On one side it has a chip that says:
On the other side it has a chip that says:
Does this mean anything to you, might it help, I hope this helps
Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:00 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:27 PM
Stll, I would try the Integrated driver for it to see. It might be worth a try...
If you want to try it and get stuck trying to install it, let us know. Sorry I couldn't help more...