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haran_hockey
December 26th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I have a laptop and I looked up the wireless stick I have(TEW-424UB), any many people are having problems setting up and I was wondering if it would be easier to just get the driver for my built in laptop wireless. I think but am not sure it's an askey atheros but on the back of my laptop is the model number:

PA3233U-1MPC

I am very new to ubuntu and need to know every command that has to be put into the terminal.

melojo
December 26th, 2008, 11:51 PM
open a terminal and post the output of


lspci

and


lsusb

melojo
December 27th, 2008, 12:04 AM
try this

http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/base/zd1211-source

haran_hockey
December 27th, 2008, 12:54 AM
I installed it, now what do I do?

melojo
December 27th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Does a network show up?

type this in a terminal.


ifconfig

haran_hockey
December 27th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Does a network show up?

type this in a terminal.


ifconfig

Here is the result after I type it in:


haran@haran-laptop:~$ ifconfig
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:96:49:c1:73
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:0d:b9:0e:53
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2432 (2.4 KB) TX bytes:2432 (2.4 KB)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-90-96-49-C1-73-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
TX packets:99 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:1910 (1.9 KB) TX bytes:3564 (3.5 KB)
Interrupt:3

melojo
December 27th, 2008, 04:50 AM
post the output of


iwconfig

haran_hockey
December 27th, 2008, 04:52 AM
post the output of


iwconfig


haran@haran-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11a ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:5.805 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:0 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-93 dBm Noise level=-93 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:7 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

melojo
December 27th, 2008, 05:06 AM
haran@haran-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11a ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:5.805 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:0 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-93 dBm Noise level=-93 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:7 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

It looks like your router name is Nickname. Is this correct?
If this is a unencrypted network.

Type these in a terminal one line at a time and then post the output of ifconfig again.


sudo ifconfig ath0 down
sudo dhclient -r ath0
sudo ifconfig ath0 up
sudo iwconfig ath0 essid "Nickname"
sudo iwconfig aht0 mode Managed
sudo dhclient ath0

haran_hockey
December 27th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Also if it is somehow possible to get my Trendnet TEW-424UB working I found this site:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsTrend net#USB

It says something about working with ndiswrapper.

melojo
December 27th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Also if it is somehow possible to get my Trendnet TEW-424UB working I found this site:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsTrend net#USB

It says something about working with ndiswrapper.

yea that could be another way, but it looks like the card is working.

Also I type eth0 in the code above but I meant ath0 I edited the code.

haran_hockey
December 27th, 2008, 05:26 AM
OK solved. All I did was go to synaptic package manager, install ndiswrapper, and my wireless card works. Funny how it can be so simple.