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    [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    UGH! Ive been trying to get this wireless card to work for almost 8 or 9 months now! I must be just dumb or something! Can anyone show me where I can find a step by step guide to get this card to work on my IBM R60 with Hardy? Ive read so much stuff on it and I ALMOST had it working with gutsy (it could see networks but wouldnt connect). THANKS!!!
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    Re: RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    So i found everything I needed to do here:

    http://rtl-wifi.sourceforge.net/wiki/Installing

    VERY GOOD instructions!!
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    Re: [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    so, the alfa is working good on your system now?

    do you recommend the card?

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    Re: [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    Yeah it works very well. I got a 9db antenna to go with it and I can get wireless from pretty damn far. It is sturdy (lives at the bottom of my back pack) and cheap ( I paid around 80 for the card and the antenna I think). I wouldnt recommend it to some one new to linux as it is a little tricky to get it up and running. Backtrack got it up right away though, so other OSes might work better than ubuntu. Good luck!
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    Re: [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    I've been trying to use the AWUS036H for a few months now...linux comes with native rtl8187 driver. My personal experience is (with Hardy and Intrepid) the device doesn't stay connected..if I get a minute or two out of it I'm lucky. It drops connection and won't reconnect without a LOT of messing around-sometimes it just won't reconnect - although network manager argues that it is connected. There is a bug report about it. I'll have a look at the link you've posted there..see if it's any better than the native driver. I wouldn't recommend the AWUS036H.

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    Re: [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie999 View Post
    I've been trying to use the AWUS036H for a few months now...linux comes with native rtl8187 driver. My personal experience is (with Hardy and Intrepid) the device doesn't stay connected..if I get a minute or two out of it I'm lucky. It drops connection and won't reconnect without a LOT of messing around-sometimes it just won't reconnect - although network manager argues that it is connected. There is a bug report about it. I'll have a look at the link you've posted there..see if it's any better than the native driver. I wouldn't recommend the AWUS036H.
    I have the same problem. Major headache...
    I've tried a few things, compiling different drivers etc...
    It says its connected, but actually only works for less than a minute. Still searching for a solution. It works fine in backtrack for WEP cracking using different methods (on my own network of course), but haven't tried using it to browse the web in backtrack...
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    Re: [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    Yeah I had the same problem with it saying it was connected but sropping the connection. I found a little how to http://globalsyzygy.wordpress.com/20...tu/#comment-19 When I complete all the steps the card works great but after I reboot It hangs during the login process and displays a blank grey box in the top corner of the screen. Can anybody tell me what's causing this? Or maybe a different way of getting the wifi to work? This one is the closest I've gotten to getting it to work.

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    Re: [SOLVED] RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    I recently purchased the awus036h usb card. I have a dell 1727 and cannot for the life of me get it to work with Backtrack 4. Do you have any suggestions? I am still a newbie at linux, I hope it's not something really, stupid.

    Edit: It works with Ubuntu, and Kubuntu. Backtrack will not even recognized it.
    Last edited by prizzy; January 4th, 2010 at 12:14 AM.

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    Re: RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcnsparc View Post
    So i found everything I needed to do here:

    http://rtl-wifi.sourceforge.net/wiki/Installing

    VERY GOOD instructions!!
    The link is now broken, I check new one but none. If anyone knows please update this topic. Thanks!

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    Re: RTL8187 alfa network awus036h

    Quote Originally Posted by ~zenr View Post
    The link is now broken, I check new one but none. If anyone knows please update this topic. Thanks!
    Can be accessed via http://sourceforge.net/projects/rtl-wifi/ and downloaded on CODE -> SVN Browse -> Download GNU tarball


    Cant say it is working...

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