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Hey Everyone,

I am having trouble getting my D-Link DLW-520 Wireless PCI Card working on my Suse 9.1 box.  The OS appears to detect and configure the card OK, but when I reboot I get an "Interface Not Found" message.

Please forgive me for being naive and somewhat green, but I am not sure what info you will even need to help me troubleshoot.  I can tell you the card is using the orinoco_pci module.

Any information that you can give will help and I will be happy to post anything you require!

Thanks!
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Question by:fujisawa_is
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brabard earned 500 total points
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Actually I think for dlink 520 you'd better use wlan-ng drivers ...
Where exactly you have seen "Interface not found" message ? Post the log here .
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by:fujisawa_is
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Thanks for your help and sorry I never posted follow-up to this.  The 520 is working fine with the wlan-ng drivers.

Again, please accept my apologies for the lack of follow-up.
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Hey,

I had played arond a lot and finally for my wireless with SUSE 9.1 Professional setup with help from Lunuxant support and playing around. I used linuxant since the process used YAST and seemed clean and easy (Don't mind a few dollars if I can save time). My requirements were :

1. Put Wireless on my PC using SUSE 9.1 professional (Oracle Applications can run and have been installed on SUSE).
2. Being able to telnet/ftp/export PC DISPLAY to my LAPTOP (All successfully achieved).

The Steps I have followed along with the hardware used are documented (Did the install Twice to be sure) and given below. Hope this helps and we beginners can help each other.

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# %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
# Wireless Installation Steps..............
# %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

# HARDWARE / SOFTWARE Specifications..............

1. PC => Dell Dimension 4100
   Memory => 512 MB
   Hard Drives => 120Gb + 200 Gb Disks
2. PCI Network Card => D-Link DWL-G510 Ver B1
                   Router DI-624 (Windows Driver CD received has DWL-925 on it)
3. Operating System => SUSE 9.1 Professional (Default Kernel 2.6.4-52-default)

# OS INSTALLATION ................................

1. Installed D-Link DWL-G510 (54G) Ver B1 Wireless Card.
2. Installed SUSE 9.1 Professional (default asks for CD 1/2 only)
   -- While installing Operating System (OS) Network Cards Identified as
      -- D-Link Ethernet Controller not configured..
      -- 3 COM card configured using DHCP..

# Wireless Setup..................................

-------------------------------------------
STEP 1.
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linux:~ # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.
linux:~ # ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:01:03:21:D7:51
          inet6 addr: fe80::201:3ff:fe21:d751/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:51 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:51
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:21280 (20.7 Kb)
          Interrupt:3 Base address:0xdc00

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:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:4578 (4.4 Kb)  TX bytes:4578 (4.4 Kb)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
          NOARP  MTU:1480  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:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
linux:~ #
-------------------------------------------

STEP 2. Linuxant Driverloader Installation.............  
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   # Downloaded Driverloader for site and used FLOPPY to copy to
   # my PC with SUSE 9.1 ..........
   # Site URL:=> http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/downloads.php
     # I selected SUSE and Clicked on x86 to the left side...
     # I selected the Kernel specific driveloader
     linux:/media/cdrom/Driver # uname -r
     2.6.4-52-default

(a) List driverloader file........

linux:~ # cd /u05/D_ROOT/D_linuxant
linux:/u05/D_ROOT/D_linuxant # ls
.  ..  driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm.zip

(b) Unzip driverloader file........

linux:/u05/D_ROOT/D_linuxant # unzip driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm.zip
Archive:  driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm.zip
  inflating: driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm
  inflating: LICENSE

(c) List Unzipped driverloader files (LICENCE file is in Zip File)........

linux:/u05/D_ROOT/D_linuxant # ls
.        driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm
..       driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm.zip
LICENSE

(d) Install driverloader rpm file........

linux:/u05/D_ROOT/D_linuxant # rpm -i driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm
warning: driverloader-2.28_k2.6.4_52_default-1suse.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 5dfbf7dc
Linuxant DriverLoader for Wireless LAN devices, version 2.28

Pre-built driver modules that seem compatible with your system were found under
/usr/lib/driverloader/modules/binaries/linux-2.6.4-52-default.

If you need license keys, assistance or more information, please go to:
        http://www.linuxant.com/

When reporting a problem for the first time, please send
us the file generated by "dldrconfig --dumpdiag".

To complete the installation, please point your browser to:
  http://127.0.0.1:18020/
linux:/u05/D_ROOT/D_linuxant #

(e) Open Konqueror Browser........

    # Type the Above URL http://127.0.0.1:18020/ and hit ENTER Key.
    # Username   => root
    # Password   => <the root Password>
    # Click OK
    # Put DWL-G510 Ver B1 Windows CD Provided along with PCI Card into CDROM
    # Use Mouse to click on [Upload Windows Driver] on Browser
    # Click FOLDER Icon and Go to CDROM directory
      like "/media/cdrom/Drivers/Drivers" in my PC.
    # Select INF File (for DWL-G510 Ver B1 it is NetA3AB.inf).
    # Click OK => Continue => Yes (next windows).
    # Click FOLDER Icon and Go to CDROM directory
      like "/media/cdrom/Drivers/Drivers" in my PC.
    # Select SYS File (for DWL-G510 Ver B1 it is A3AB.sys).
    # Click OK => Continue => Yes (next THREE windows).
    # Place The AP/Router CD into CDROM (D-Link DI-624 is my Router).
    # Use Mouse to click on [Upload Windows Driver] on Browser
    # Click FOLDER Icon and Go to CDROM directory
      like "/media/cdrom/Driver" in my PC.
    # Select INF File (for Di-624 Router it is net5211.inf).
    # Click OK => Continue => Yes (next windows).
    # Select SYS File (for DI-624 Router it is ar5211.sys).
    # Click OK => Continue => Yes (next windows).
   
    NOTE: The Browser will display "There is 1 device without a valid license.
 
    # Get Licence Key From linuxant site :
      . URL => http://www.linuxant.com/store/license_generated.php?product_id=triallic-drvldr
      . Use MAC Address as displayed on the BROWSER, to generate LICENSE.
    # Click on [Settings] after MISSING on the BROWSER.
      . Enter Email as given on the LICENSE linuxant WEB Site.
      . Enter the LICENSE KEY as sent by linuxant SITE.
      . Click Save => Click OK
    # If the BROWSER Displays it cannot find the Device Click on Refresh.
    # The Browser Displays 'All devices are licensed and configured.'
     
(f) Test to check if Wireless card is found........

linux:/media/cdrom/Driver # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""  Nickname:"unknown"
          Mode:Managed  Bit Rate=54Mb/s
          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

linux:/media/cdrom/Driver #

(g) Check for ROUTER's/AP's ......................
    NOTE: Other Routers will also be displayed. The MAC address is on
          the Router Admin Site "http://192.168.0.1/" (for D-Link).
    NOTE: The ESSID is missing (Needs to be configured using YAST).

linux:/media/cdrom/Driver # iwlist scan

          Cell 04 - Address: 00:0D:88:BB:1F:31
                    ESSID:""
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437GHz
                    Quality:2/94  Signal level:-84 dBm  Noise level:-154 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rate:1Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:6Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:12Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:24Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:36Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:9Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:18Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:48Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:54Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100

(h) Configure Wireless PCI Card (DWL-G510 Ver: B1) on wlan0............

    # Start YAST ( SUSE MENU => System => YAST )
    # Go To ( Network Devices => Network Card )
    # Nework cards configuration Window is Displayed.
    # Click on "Change" at bottom.
    # Select "Wireless Network wlan0".  
    # Click on Edit
    # Click on "Routing". Enter Default Gateway (for me AP address 192.168.0.1)
    # Click on OK
    # Click on Advanced... => Hardware Details
    # Click on Wireless Settings
    # Set (Set mine as per AP setting so look at AP/Router admin PAGE):

(i) Test if you can ping to the AP/Router..............
      # Operating Mode: Managed
      # Network Name (ESSID) : xxxxx (NAme given to AP/Router)
      # Network Identifier: (I left BLANK)
      # Encryption Key : XXXXX... (I entered the WEP KEY on the AP/Router).
      # Nink NAme: (I left BLANK).
      # Click OK => Click OK => Click Finish

(j) Check If PCI Wireless card is set to use my Router........
    # My Router SSID is in ESSID displayed below for wlan0 interface......

linux:/media/cdrom/Driver # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"APPLE"  Nickname:"linux"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 00:0D:88:BB:1F:31
          Bit Rate=54Mb/s
          Encryption key:0000-0000-0030-3030-3030-3030-30
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:3/94  Signal level:-77 dBm  Noise level:-154 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

linux:/media/cdrom/Driver #

(k) Check if the IP-ADDRESS is set on the PC..........
    NOTE:  The AP/Router has allocated an DHCP Address......

linux:/media/cdrom/Driver # ifconfig -a

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:95:D4:A6:25
          inet addr:192.168.0.104  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::211:95ff:fed4:a625/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:44584 (43.5 Kb)  TX bytes:1700 (1.6 Kb)

(l) Perform success Tests..................
 
    # Ping the AP/Router.....................

linux:~ # ping -c 4 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=127 time=1.35 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=127 time=1.33 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=127 time=2.00 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=127 time=1.32 ms

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.327/1.503/2.007/0.294 ms
linux:~ #

   # Connect to the Intenet using the BROWSER.(I was successfull)........
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STEP 3. Setup FTP/TELNET SERVICES with YAST.............  
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    # Start YAST ( SUSE MENU => System => YAST )
    # Select Software => Install and Remove Software Icons
    # Enter "ftp" in Search: => Click on Search
    # Select ftp Package ( I selected ftp and vsftpd)
    # Click Accept at bottom..
    # In the Warning Window select Remove the Conflicting Package
    # Click OK -- Try Again
    # Follow instructions/requests for CD's 2 and 5  
    # Select Software => Install and Remove Software Icons
    # Enter "telnet" in Search: => Click on Search
    # Select telnet-server
    # Click Accept at bottom..
    # Follow instructions/requests for CD 5.
    # Remove CD from CDROM.
    # Enable services
    # Start YAST ( SUSE MENU => System => YAST )
    # Click on Network Services => Netowrk Services (inetd)
    # Select Enable on the 'Network Service Configuration (xinetd)' window.
    # Click on telnet Service => Click Toggle Status (ON or OFF) to on
    # Click on ftp Service => Click Toggle Status (ON or OFF) to on
    # Click on Finish (service sare started).

    # Create non ROOT group/user ..........................
      # Start YAST ( SUSE MENU => System => YAST )
      # Click on Security and Users => Edit and create groups
      # In the User and Group Administration Window Click Add
      # I have created a database group:
        # Group Name: dba
        # Leave all others BLANK
        # From Members of this Group select ftp.
        # Click Next => Click Finish
      # Click on Edit and create users.
      # In the User and Group Administration Window select Users on top
      # Click Add
      # In the Add a New Loca User Window add a user.
      # I have created a database user :
        # Full User Name: oracle database user
        # User Login : oracle
        # Password: ******
        # Verify Password: ******
        # Click on Details
        # In the Add/Edit User Properties - Details window set :
          # Home Directory : /home/oracle
          # Login Shell: /bin/bash
          # Default Group: dba
          # Select Additional Group Membership from left side for :
            # dba, ftp etc..
          # Click Next => Click YES => Click create => Click Finish

    # TEST if you can ftp/telnet/export DISPLAY.....
      # From another PC/Laptop connected to dame Router/AP.
      # telnet 192.168.0.104 (I could login as oracle/password)
      # ftp 192.168.0.104 (I could login as oracle/password)
    # TEST export DISPALY (I used Cygwin  xterm on Laptop):
      # On PC :
        # export DISPLAY=<Laptop IP-Address>:0.0
      # On Laptop :
        # xhost +<PC IP_ADDRESS>
      #Telnet to the PC and execute xclock
        # /usr/sbin/xclock (Will display clock on the Laptop.
     
    NOTE: Any IP/connection issues to the Router/AP on PC refresh dhcp :
          # ifdown wlan0
          # ifup wlan0
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Sudhakar Kotagiri
(agnipath@gmail.com)

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