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nontrivial
post Jan 1 2009, 08:13 PM
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I am having some trouble getting the network connected. I have a Socket CF wifi card, a sandisk connect plus CF card, and a D-Link DCF-660W CF wifi card and I can't get any of them to work. So my question is, how are people getting connected with zubuntu? At this point I am open to pretty much anything including usb and blutooth (but not a modem).

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post Jan 3 2009, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE(nontrivial @ Jan 2 2009, 04:13 AM) *
I am having some trouble getting the network connected. I have a Socket CF wifi card, a sandisk connect plus CF card, and a D-Link DCF-660W CF wifi card and I can't get any of them to work. So my question is, how are people getting connected with zubuntu? At this point I am open to pretty much anything including usb and blutooth (but not a modem).

James


firstly, you need to identify the card with "pccardctl ident", info and status. it's a prism, card, IIRC. then you blacklist the orinoco drivers as mentioned, reboot,

after that it's regular ubuntu stuff... create the appropriate entries in /etc/network/interfaces. just go google for "ubuntu interfaces wpa" or something.
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post Jan 3 2009, 06:25 PM
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Also note that dhclient doesn't work with the 2.6.26-omegamoon kernel. That'll likely cause a headache.

It's fairly easy to fix by using the Angstrom kernel, though (you need to do a "depmod -a" after untarring the modules for it to really work, though).
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post Jan 4 2009, 07:56 AM
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My Pretec Wifi works after:

1. blacklist orinoco & orinoco_cs
2. manually setup wlan0 with static ip
3. manually bring up the interface with ifup wlan0. The interface doesn't come up automatically after card insert.
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post Jan 4 2009, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(Fatty @ Jan 4 2009, 09:56 AM) *
The interface doesn't come up automatically after card insert.


Did you add

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auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0


to /etc/network/interfaces? That works for me.
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post Jan 4 2009, 03:27 PM
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Well, I'm spent a few hours now on getting one of my wifi cards working without any luck. The annoying thing is I boot into Angstrom and they work just fine. I have a D-Link DCF-660W and a SanDisk ConnectPlus. The orinoco module never gets loaded for me, so blacklisting them has no effect. I decided to try and get hostap working so installed hostap-utils_0.4.0-1_arm.deb, switched to the Angstrom kernel, copied over the firmware from the Angstrom distribution, and tried to figure out the scripts that seem to make Angstom work (/lib/udev/prism-fw.sh and /etc/udev/rules.d/hostap.rules).

So I guess back to my original post, can people please post the make and model of the cards that work so I can add to my growing collection?

James
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post Jan 4 2009, 03:37 PM
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I resorted to using wifi-radar. It needs a static ip, netmask, dns, gateway, and domain configured in it's GUI.
I'll attach it here. All dependencies are already installed in zubuntu

I almost forgot, I use Ambicom WL1100C-CF Wifi card and have blacklisted orinoco
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Attached File  wifi_radar_1.9.7_0ubuntu4_all.deb ( 38.12K ) Number of downloads: 25
 
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post Jan 4 2009, 04:27 PM
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QUOTE(nontrivial @ Jan 4 2009, 11:27 PM) *
I have a D-Link DCF-660W and a SanDisk ConnectPlus


post the manfid etc from "pccardctl info", status, etc. my guess is that the cards are slightly different and you'll have to put them into the correct pcmcia data files. just search the forum for manfid and the codes and hopefully something will turn up.
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post Jan 4 2009, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jan 5 2009, 04:09 AM) *
CODE
auto wlan0

to /etc/network/interfaces? That works for me.


Added and the interface will come up automatically when insert.

Thank you.
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post Jan 4 2009, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE(Fatty @ Jan 4 2009, 06:46 PM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jan 5 2009, 04:09 AM) *
CODE
auto wlan0

to /etc/network/interfaces? That works for me.


Added and the interface will come up automatically when insert.

Thank you.

Not a problem. Glad to have helped. smile.gif
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