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axeTail
post Dec 6 2008, 12:40 PM
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Hi All,

I have hooked up my zaurus to an USB power Hub, connected a usb wifi dongle to the hub.....

dmesg reports :

usbcore: registered new interface driver zd1211rw

in my /etc/network/interfaces I have the following:

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless_essid XXXX
wireless_mode managed
wireless_key XXX

on execution of /etc/init.d/networking restart I get:

wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

How do I fix this?
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Capn_Fish
post Dec 6 2008, 07:52 PM
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Is it detected as wlan0? "iwconfig" should show you what interfaces exist.
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axeTail
post Dec 6 2008, 09:23 PM
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Hi Captain,

iwconfig only display lo0......what do i need to do?
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Capn_Fish
post Dec 7 2008, 08:45 AM
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I don't have my Z handy right now to check what it normally says, but that (the dmesg stuff) sounds correct. If you have another Linux box (that it works on), checking what LEDs come on, what dmesg says, and what interface it's recognized as would be a good starting point.

I know my laptop's wireless is wlan0 on some distros and eth1 on others.

Sorry I can't be of more assisstance.
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speculatrix
post Dec 7 2008, 03:57 PM
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does "ifconfig -a" report anything interesting?
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post Dec 9 2008, 06:48 AM
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type in "cat /proc/net/wireless" and that will tell you what the system has assigned the card. Mine is for instance assigned eth1, instead of wlan0. From there just adjust interfaces accordingly. Hope this helps. If you find it has been assigned wlan0_rename, then try blacklisting hostap or orinoco in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file, until wlan0_rename is replaced with a usable tag (eth0, eth1, wifi0 or wlan0 for example).
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