little radio driver needed

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Dec 31 07:46:46 UTC 2015


Dave Stevens wrote:
> Quoting Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net>:
> > So the first of these two lines indicates, that your part should be
> > supported by the wily kernel.

> Thanks, Connie, Nils. I'm almost there. I found and installed the
> driver and now have a script like this:

Could you elaborate? Which Ubuntu version do you have and how did you 
install the driver? Is it the Wily kernel for 14.04 or something else?

> #! /bin/bash
> ifconfig wlan0
> iwconfig wlan0 essid bigkahoona
> dhclient wlan0

> At this point the activity log on the router shows that it has
> connected a wireless pc but as you can see from above there isn't an
> ip address on 192.168.x.x. Any ideas why?

In your script I don't see the WLAN passphrase, so unless you have an 
open network, the router might see the device connecting, but without 
the authentication it doesn't hand out an IP address. And for connecting 
to a WPA/WPA2 network you would also need wpasupplicant.

Usually the wireless network is configured with the network manager. If 
you really want to do it manually, you should better use the file 
"/etc/network/interfaces" to do that. But using network manager is much 
easier.


Nils



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