No wireless connection
I recently upgraded my drivers for my wireless usb dongle (edimax EW-7318USG) and now I can't connect to any wireless routers. NetworkManager won't even show them in the vicinity even though they are found with kismet.
The drivers I updated to are rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3 which support injection for my particular usb dongle.
For those familiar with the particular chipset drivers the device named has been altered from wlan0 to rausb0 (not that I can in any logical sense make out why this would cause an internal conflict since it shouldn't have anything to do with NM)
I'm still a linux n00b but I've tried looking for all cfgs rel to NetworkManager and also googled to the best of my abillities. Has anyone else had this problem?
I'm wondering if this is drivers rel or if you simply have to play with NetworkManager. I'm considering reinstalling the old modules (deleted them recently) and reverting back and forth, if this is the particular problem, but it still seems tedious at best since this shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks for going easy on the flames in advance ;)
I have the same device and use the same driver. It works every time. Did you follow this? Did you try reinstalling the driver.
If both yes, then sometime simple unplugging the device and replugging it solve the problem.
I have done everything accordingly, but the problem still persists.
Also unplugging, plugging back and restarting the device did nothing.
Any other advice?
Also I should note that at times I get a 0% quality to the closest network (closest being ca 1 meter from the AP) in KNetworkManager, however it won't connect.
Even though it finds this network there should be at least 3 more within very close proximity.
hmmmm.... you are using Bt3, right? Try the BT4beta, the driver is built-in there, so you should be able to use it straight away. Connect the dongle AFTER you log in.
if you are using bt3 this works (BT4 also works, look at the end of this post), I have the same usb dongle and I´m using it to conect to my wpa encrypted network, install the 3.01 driver
and then download this rar file:
tar -xjf rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.1.tar.bz2
drop the 2 files in /BT3/modules and boot / reboot
now you have a new program in your k meny, internet, called "wireless assistant", start this program and it will scan for networks, connect and enter your key, you might have to try a couple of times before it connects.
this also works under BT4 but here you dont have to install new drivers, just drop the 2 files in modules directory and boot/reboot
For me it worked straightaway in bt4b. Do you really need these files in bt4b?
Originally Posted by micked
I like wireless assistant and I havent tryed it without the wpasupplicant.lzm but i´m sure it will work without it on BT4.
Originally Posted by kazalku
Thanks for the advice guys.
I oped for just removing the new drivers and reinstalling the ones found on the dvd (I'm using bt4 beta btw :p) and now it works perfectly.
I can't inject on this dongle, but my Alfa arrived today so there is no need for it anyway :)
it woorks out of the box in bt4, I'm just have to enter this before at atack
and I can use spoonwep2 or swpa.
airmon-ng stop wlan0 && ifconfig wlan0 down && macchanger --mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0 && ifconfig wlan0 up
(can't get airoscript to work tho)
I told you, didn't I ........... :)
Originally Posted by micked