the first link bombed on me with some sort of server error, so I'll have to check it again later. Your second link, however, is from 2003. I wouldn't put much hope in that unless you can find updated info, instructions, source, etc., that applies to the new kernels.
These were run on the PC that has Ubuntu 12.10
Code:lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0864:4102 NetGear, Inc. MA101 802.11b Adapter Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub lsusb -vd 0864:4102 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0864:4102 NetGear, Inc. MA101 802.11b Adapter Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device Descriptor: bLength 18 bDescriptorType 1 bcdUSB 1.10 bDeviceClass 254 Application Specific Interface bDeviceSubClass 1 Device Firmware Update bDeviceProtocol 0 bMaxPacketSize0 8 idVendor 0x0864 NetGear, Inc. idProduct 0x4102 MA101 802.11b Adapter bcdDevice 1.00 iManufacturer 0 iProduct 0 iSerial 0 bNumConfigurations 1 Configuration Descriptor: bLength 9 bDescriptorType 2 wTotalLength 25 bNumInterfaces 1 bConfigurationValue 1 iConfiguration 0 bmAttributes 0x80 (Bus Powered) MaxPower 500mA Interface Descriptor: bLength 9 bDescriptorType 4 bInterfaceNumber 0 bAlternateSetting 0 bNumEndpoints 0 bInterfaceClass 254 Application Specific Interface bInterfaceSubClass 1 Device Firmware Update bInterfaceProtocol 0 iInterface 0 Device Firmware Upgrade Interface Descriptor: bLength 7 bDescriptorType 33 bmAttributes 1 Will Not Detach Manifestation Intolerant Upload Unsupported Download Supported wDetachTimeout 1299 milliseconds wTransferSize 1024 bytesCode:ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:d0:09:d7:66:35 UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:768 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:768 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:63424 (63.4 KB) TX bytes:63424 (63.4 KB)Code:iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.Note that the SiS 900 PCI wired network interface (00:d0:09:d7:66:35) was not attached to a network when these commands were run.Code:sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Ethernet interface product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] physical id: 3 bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0 logical name: eth0 version: 90 serial: 00:d0:09:d7:66:35 size: 10Mbit/s capacity: 100Mbit/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s resources: irq:22 ioport:d400(size=256) memory:cfffd000-cfffdfff memory:cffc0000-cffdffff
@squakie: It's 32-bit Ubuntu.
Last edited by JHawk56; December 11th, 2012 at 09:22 AM.
That is an old wireless b adapter, and it's going to be difficult at best to get it working. However, I have an old Trendnet USB wireless adapter that uses the RTL 8187B chipset (Trendnet TEW-424UB). I plugged it in my 12.10 desktop, did a modprobe to load rtl8187, and it works. It's also wireless G, so while not nearly as fast as N, it should be considerably faster than B. If you are in the U.S. I can mail this to you (it would be by the cheapest way available) for nothing and you can have it to use. I have no need for it now, so rather than it just sitting in a desk drawer gathering dust and taking up space, I'd prefer to just play it forward. User lkraemer did this with me and a modem I needed, and I've been trying to do it since with any hardware pieces I have that I'm not using (including a 2gb pc3 10600 sodimm and a 1gb pc3 1600 sodimm if anyone needs them and are in the continental US, as well as 2 2gb pc3 10666 desktop dimms if anyone needs them).
So if you're in the U.S. (I just can't ship outside the U.S. - too much of a hassle), PM me and include your address (for obvious security reasons, DO NOT post it here in the public forum) and I'll send it off to you. (I would assume jhawk would be Kansas, but it could also be something with your name, so I don't want to assume )
Last edited by squakie; December 11th, 2012 at 11:03 AM.
PM on the way.
I've marked this "solved" since the issue with the MA101 is now moot. Although the problem was not seen to conclusion (because I'll be using a different network interface), I did learn a number of things about Ubuntu along the way, and I thank everyone who contributed.
Yeah, I'm on disability myself so I know the feeling. About 3 years ago I was in desperate need of an external modem since we only had DSL then and I had to use dial-up since no connection to the DSL from down here, but I couldn't even afford a used one on EBay. User lkraemer here was so kind and sent me one, so I've just been trying to follow his lead and play it forward! I hope Larry is an inspiration for others here to do the same thing!
I sent it out today - I would hope it would be there by Saturday. I remember using it in Windows XP and an older release of Ubuntu, so I tried with Ubuntu 12.10 last night to be sure it would still work - it did. I don't know if there is a driver for it for Windows 7 or Windows 8, so you may want to keep the other one around in case you need to use it for Windows.
You'll need to:
sudo modprobe rtl8187 <press enter>
to enable the driver.
You should also edit the /etc/modules file and add a new line at the bottom that simply says:
You'll need to do that via sudo gedit or gksudo - either one works fine for that file.
Have a good one!
And BTW - everyone should give a BIG thank you to lkraemer and follow his lead.
I do have 1 2gb and 1 1gb PC3 10600 sodimms for a laptop, and 2 2gb OCZ Gold series PC3 10666 dimms for a desktop. These are also free to anyone in need in the U.S.. Please, truely be in need and not just in want.
Last edited by squakie; December 12th, 2012 at 02:10 AM.
Financial realities have kept me in AMD Socket A (Athlon XP), a rapidly aging platform, and one reason for my interest in Linux is to keep my machines viable for a while longer. I use XP so the Trendnet unit will do double duty, and I'll keep the MA101 on another machine that I have to keep on Windows for the time being.
I'll let you know by PM when the Trendnet gets here, and start new thread if I have any problems. Thanks again.