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I followed the installation instructions at
http://at76c503a.berlios.de/

After installation
[]$ dmesg
hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-2, assigned address 4
usbdfu.c: Downloading firmware for USB device 4...
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:07.2-2 address 4
[]$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.
[]$

Clearly the Linksys wusb-11 device have been found but somehow disconnects atgain.
Anyone using Lynksys Wireles-B   *Wusb-11) USB network adapter and got it working?

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by:dryzone
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This is irrelevant as the device
e.g. \dev\wlan0
is not even created.
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could u try this. i got it from the same page u have given,

iwconfig says
no wireless extensions for wlan0

Check that the wireless extensions are enabled in your kernel. (CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y). If they are you should have a /proc/net/wireless.
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It is there, but no entries.
[]# cat /proc/net/wireless
Inter-| sta-|   Quality        |   Discarded packets               | Missed
 face | tus | link level noise |  nwid  crypt   frag  retry   misc | beacon
[]#
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by:shivsa
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http://www.saragossa.net/LinuxG3/ls-wlan.shtml
and check yours link too.

i suppose installation did not go well. u might wanna try reinstalling the drivers.
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The driver init messages show up, but you don't see the MAC address line in syslog:
    * If you've used uhci.o or usb-uhci.o as the USB host controller driver, try the other one.
    * Enable debugging in usbdfu.o, e.g. by executing
modprobe usbdfu debug=1
      Try again. If the last line in syslog is
usbdfu.c: scanning unclaimed devices
      try to either use uhci.o or try an external hub.
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by:dryzone
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shivsa:
I installed it several times over 5 different machines with no errors during installation


executed
[]$ modprobe usbdfu debug=1
[]$

No errors returned
Plugged the wireless usb lan adapter out and in again and got

hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-2, assigned address 5
usbdfu.c: Downloading firmware for USB device 5...
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:07.2-2 address 5
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by:dryzone
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Additional info:
Trying to load another another USB object.
BTW:usb-uhci.o is loaded.

[]# insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/usb/host/uhci.o
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/usb/host/uhci.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
      You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
[]#
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there are problem with this usb-uhci.o and it disconect device somehow. it s recommended on some site to use
uhci.o. or load the latest patches for these.
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I did a reboot and suddenly it came alive as the kernel recognised it.....heck I did not do anything else or different or instruct any more insmods by means of a script at boot-up?


at76c503.c: Generic Atmel at76c503/at76c505 routines v0.11beta6
usbdfu.c: USB Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) handler v0.11beta6
usb.c: registered new driver usbdfu
at76c505-rfmd2958.c: Atmel at76c505 (RFMD 2958) Wireless LAN Driver v0.11beta6
usb.c: registered new driver at76c505-rfmd2958
at76c503.c: $Id: at76c503.c,v 1.35 2003/07/30 06:31:51 jal2 Exp $ compiled Dec  6 2003 16:23:55
at76c503.c: firmware version 1.101.0 #86 (fcs_len 4)
at76c503.c: device's MAC 00:0c:41:56:08:3e, regulatory domain FCC (U.S) (id 16)
divert: allocating divert_blk for wlan0
at76c503.c: registered wlan0

doing  iwconfig wlan0,
 I now get

[]# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"okuwlan"  Nickname:"okuwlan"
          Mode:Ad-Hoc  Channel:10  Cell: 00:00:00:00:00:00  
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s  
          RTS thr=1536 B   Fragment thr=1536 B  
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0



Regarding http://at76c503a.berlios.de/
What is "your_ssid mode" and "your_mode" in the command below.
  iwconfig wlan0 essid your_ssid mode your_mode



[]#
Which means it is up and running as a network adapter.
It does not see the base station yet and I guess it needs an IP number first. That part is easy.

I will give you the points as the correspondence solved it, but what solved it I honestly do not know.

Would you give me just a short pointer towards configuring it. to be able to ping any machine on the network through the access point?



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by:dryzone
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I configured it and it works flawlessly. Just gave it another IP address and I could SSH into the machine through both the ehternet card and the WUSB-11, without a glitch.

Thanks for the help, don't know what we did but it helped and solved the problem.
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