Getting wireless USB adaptor (Netgear MA111) working with Fedora 3

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by oneone, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. oneone

    oneone Guest


    I started with a fresh install of Fedora 3. Got kernel 2.6.10 and
    compiled it successfully. New kernel worked fine after removing CUPS
    from startup. Got linux-wlan-ng version 0.2.1-pre26 and successfully
    built and installed it.

    I edited all these files:


    But when I type "ifconfig" I only get a listing for "lo" there is no
    wlan0 interface.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    oneone, Feb 6, 2005
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  2. oneone

    larwe Guest

    Are the modules for the adapter being loaded? I have this adapter and
    while I'm not currently using it (I have a Cardbus card which is easier
    to fit mechanically onto my laptop) I didn't have any trouble getting
    it up and running under Fedora. But I don't recall if I had to add the
    VID/PID for this device manually.
    larwe, Feb 6, 2005
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  3. oneone

    oneone Guest

    I can do a modprobe prism2_usb and get no error.

    Everything seems to have loaded. How can I check for sure?
    oneone, Feb 6, 2005
  4. oneone

    larwe Guest

    It should load automatically, you should NOT need to load it. Also it
    should automatically bring in another module, I think it's called
    either p80211 or p80211b. Does /lib/modules/{version}/modules.usbmap
    show the VID/PID for your adapter?

    What does dmesg show after you modprobe prism2_usb?
    larwe, Feb 6, 2005
  5. oneone

    oneone Guest

    p80211 is there, I can also modprobe it. Neither produces any output
    to dmesg.

    When I grep modules.usbmap for "prism2_usb" I see lots of entries with
    various hex #s.
    oneone, Feb 6, 2005
  6. oneone

    larwe Guest

    If neither of those are producing dmesg output then they aren't loading

    Plug in the adapter. Check /proc/bus/usb/devices to see what the VID
    and PID are (Vendor=xxxx Prod=xxxx). Look in modules.usbmap and see if
    that PID/VID combo is mentioned there. If it isn't, that's why the
    module isn't autoloading and it also explains why the module isn't
    working when you manually load it.
    larwe, Feb 7, 2005
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