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xchecker
August 6th, 2008, 03:58 AM
We have a new box running Heron 8.04 and have connected successfully to my Linksys router using a WUSB54G v4 wireless adapter, but the connection slows down at times or drops completely. Later it reappears seemingly by itself. Today I've had no connection at all, although my Windows PC wired directly to the router is fine. When I run the lshw -C Network command I notice that no driver is shown. I could have sworn I have been using the rtb2500usb driver, but where is it now?

*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:12:17:72:e9:26
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes ip=192.168.1.101 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

Is this a clue to the problem and if so, how do I fix it?

anubhavrocks
August 6th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Can you also post the output of

dmesg

xchecker
August 6th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Thanks for replying so promptly. Here is the tail end of that command. If you need another part please let me know; it's very long.



[ 63.880719] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 63.881078] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 75.282538] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 76.402702] wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
[ 76.402711] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 76.406756] wlan0: RX authentication from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
[ 76.406765] wlan0: authenticated
[ 76.406767] wlan0: associate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 76.410949] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1)
[ 76.410953] wlan0: associated
[ 76.410958] wlan0: switched to short barker preamble (BSSID=00:14:bf:16:fc:66)
[ 76.414057] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 86.820308] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 118.793717] wlan0: deauthenticate(reason=3)
[ 902.245680] wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
[ 902.245686] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 902.247723] wlan0: RX authentication from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
[ 902.247728] wlan0: authenticated
[ 902.247732] wlan0: associate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 902.250097] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1)
[ 902.250103] wlan0: associated
[ 902.250109] wlan0: switched to short barker preamble (BSSID=00:14:bf:16:fc:66)
[ 902.252855] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 912.682094] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 946.241250] wlan0: deauthenticate(reason=3)
[ 7620.598874] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 7644.765586] wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
[ 7644.765592] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 7644.768032] wlan0: RX authentication from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
[ 7644.768038] wlan0: authenticated
[ 7644.768043] wlan0: associate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 7644.770396] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1)
[ 7644.770401] wlan0: associated
[ 7644.770407] wlan0: switched to short barker preamble (BSSID=00:14:bf:16:fc:66)
[ 7644.773160] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 7655.574766] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 7772.947955] wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
[ 7772.947963] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 7772.950305] wlan0: RX authentication from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
[ 7772.950310] wlan0: authenticated
[ 7772.950315] wlan0: associate with AP 00:14:bf:16:fc:66
[ 7772.952674] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:14:bf:16:fc:66 (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1)
[ 7772.952679] wlan0: associated
[ 7772.962484] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 7783.803966] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 7819.868759] wlan0: deauthenticate(reason=3)

anubhavrocks
August 6th, 2008, 04:46 AM
do you have ndiswrapper?

xchecker
August 6th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Not installed, no.

anubhavrocks
August 6th, 2008, 04:52 AM
you can also try this out:
http://blog.eksfiles.net/2008/07/06/sucess-with-hardy-heron-and-linksys-wusb54g-wireless-adapter/

xchecker
August 6th, 2008, 05:02 AM
So I should go the ndiswrapper route? Thanks for the link. I will also look at

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=564419

I was hoping to avoid doing that since the adapter worked out of the box, but since it isn't working anymore I guess I will dive in.
Thanks!