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Thread: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    You are substituting the # in 7b with the wlan number you got from the results of 7a aren't you!

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    Ha, yes I believe mine was wlan1, but it's hard to be specific without being too specific.

    I'm going to take another crack at this tonight using ndiswrapper. I'm only a white-belt in linux-fu so I'm not getting my hopes but, but I'll post if I find anything useful.

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    No luck so far. What's nuts is my wife has another rosewill wireless adapter that worked right out of the box.

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    I finally got my adapter to work, but it took a good deal of trial and error. For whatever reason, it seems that the adapter will not work unless the kernel module is loaded before it is inserted.

    Rosewill has a download package for the source of the Linux drivers, which included quick install documentation. I followed the instructions
    Code:
    make ; ./clean ; sudo insmod 8712u.ko ;
    and then inserted the adapter. After many failed attempts, it became apparent that the "device [wasn't] ready" unless the module was loaded before insertion.

    To automatically load the driver at boot (which doesn't solve the load module before insertion; the adapter will need to be removed before or during shutdown), I added the 8712u.ko module to "/lib/modules/2.6.xx-xx/kernel/drivers/net/wireless" (replace 2.6.xx-xx with your complete kernel name) via
    Code:
    sudo mv [driver_location] /lib/modules/.../wireless
    (replace driver_location with the complete path to the compiled driver and replace /lib/modules/.../wireless with the complete path to the ./wireless directory). I then added "8712u" to /etc/modules with
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/modules
    The adapter works, but it takes a good deal of effort to keep it that way.

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    Does that mean don't insert the wireless adapter never-ever before loading the modules, or you will need to logout or reboot or 're-install linux'?

    I have installed the modules before (and have rebooted since then), I just tried out your instructions and the mouse+keyboard froze up as soon as I inserted the wireless adapter.

    I don't understand kernel-fu so I suppose more trial and error is necessary.

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    during the make I get a lot errors:
    warning: cast from pointer to integer of different sizerrors

    Which sounds like a 32v64 bit issue. I'm not a C guy...

    the interesting issue is my system appears to kernel panic when I install the device.

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    Re: How do I install Rosewill RNX-N180UB wireless Adapter

    Been learning a little about Linux in school so I gave it another shot and was able to set this adapter up. It was a pain but in hindsight it wasn't that complicated. The driver installed fine following the provided instructions, my problem was setting up the connection. You can use the network manager gui. I was trying to do it in command line, after using the GUI I realized i put the encryption key in wrong. I'm on Linux right now, enjoying it.

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