Linux Wireless on Ubuntu (rausb0)
Posted on 2007-08-03
I'm trying to connect to an access point using a Linksys WUSB54G using Linux (Ubuntu 7.04 amd64)
I downloaded the driver, compiled and installed the driver, following the installation instructions. The driver is installed successfully and the system recognizes the driver. The problem is that when I type ifup rausb0, the dhclient attempts to connect, but no DHCPOFFERS are received.
I've ruled out the usual problems:
1. The access point itself is definitely working because a computer 2 feet away running WinXP has no problem connecting.
2. This problem is not related to encryption because the network is unsecure.
3. The access point is being detected. If I type "iwlist rausb0 scanning" the access point shows up
4. I've correctly configured the /etc/network/interfaces file. It is configured like:
iface rausb0 inet dhcp
pre-up ifconfig rausb0 up
So basically everything seems to be in working order - but dhclient gets no DHCPOFFERS. Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions as to what might be happening here? Something I overlooked?