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Thread: Usb Dongle Linksys WUSB54GC Ver. 3

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    Hey I followed every tutorial i could find but no matter what i do BT3 Will NOT detect the fact i have a usb dongle plugged in..i did the command
    lsusb: and i got Bus 1 Device 7 ID: 7377:0077 Linksys

    So it must know its there right? ..but i tried the ifconfig rausb0 up just says device not found..i did ifconfig see if it even shows up nothing, i did the remove driver and installed the one given in the HCL: Wireless wiki and it all worked successfully but still when ever i go to use the ifconfig command or anything says device not found...i did notice on the HCL: Wirless wiki that it says activation needed before use? what exactly does that mean, maybe thats what im missing unless version 3 is something totally different and thats the reason altogether. thanks for any help you might have, oh and BT3 Final is installed on my hard drive with a vista dual boot on my laptop which is a HP Compaq Presario V2710CA if that helps any.

    K well this is exactly what im doing step by step, first off heres my setup;

    Hp Compaq Presairo V2710CA: Laptop
    Dual Boot: Vista Ultimate : BT3 Final
    I boot into BT3, once loaded insert my network USB Linksys WUSB54GC Ver. 3

    Then Open up a shell and do the following;

    bt ~ # ifconfig rausb0 down
    rausb0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    bt ~ # rmmod rt73

    bt ~ # tar -xjf /root/rt73*.tar

    bt ~ # cd /root/rt73*/Module

    bt Module # make
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.21.5'
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtmp_main.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/mlme.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/connect.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtusb_bulk.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtusb_io.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/sync.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/assoc.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/auth.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/auth_rsp.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtusb_data.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtmp_init.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/sanity.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtmp_wep.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtmp_info.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rtmp_tkip.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/wpa.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/md5.o
    CC [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rt2x00debug.o
    LD [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rt73.o
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 1 modules
    CC /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rt73.mod.o
    LD [M] /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rt73.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.21.5'
    *** Module rt73.ko built successfully

    bt Module # make install
    *** Install module in /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/extra ...
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.21.5'
    INSTALL /root/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.2/Module/rt73.ko
    DEPMOD 2.6.21.5
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.21.5'
    /sbin/depmod -a
    *** Update /etc/modprobe.d/ralink alias for wlan*
    *** Install firmware in /lib/firmware ...
    *** Check old config ...

    bt Module # cd

    bt ~ # modprobe rt73

    bt ~ # ifconfig rausb0 up
    rausb0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    bt ~ # ifconfig
    ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:5B:02:23:6B
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:2950 (2.8 KiB)

    ath1 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-01-7D-2F-E5-7E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:66297 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:7760645 (7.4 MiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A5:AF:E8:B0
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:65 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:859 (859.0 b) TX bytes:2730 (2.6 KiB)
    Interrupt:3 Base address:0x8000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 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)

    wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-01-7D-2F-E5-7E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:290444 errors:0 dropped:363 overruns:0 frame:223845
    TX packets:59 errors:5 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:280
    RX bytes:299160847 (285.3 MiB) TX bytes:5942 (5.8 KiB)
    Interrupt:16

    bt ~ # iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.472 GHz Access Point: Invalid
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=-256 dBm Noise level=-256 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    wifi0 no wireless extensions.

    ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Tx-Power:19 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
    Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-96 dBm Noise level=-96 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:13920 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    ath1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:""
    Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: 00:01:7D:2F:E5:7E
    Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:19 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
    Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-96 dBm Noise level=-96 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    Can someone please answer me? i know i need to be patient, but this usb dongle was like almost $70 and if its not going to work i want to be able to return it before its too late. Is there any possibility of getting this to work? at all

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    I have been having the same problem as you have, but I have some more information for you. The version three of the wusb54gc is not the same chipset as the other versions- it is in fact a 2570 or a 2870 I believe. If you want to find out, explore the windows installation cd and look at the driver installer- it says what chipset you have. I have found multiple tutorials on how to get this to work, but none of them have worked. So if you have any luck tell me!

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    Loki for $70 you got ripped off. I got mine for around 20.

    I experienced lots of problems getting mine to work aswell, especially on my other linux partition since I had to install drivers (no need when testing it on BT since it has crappy, albeit working drivers).

    So it should have been working with the original drivers as well...

    Try typing lsusb is your usb dongle listed while plugged in?
    Next type lsmod is your dongle using the drivers?

    Okay so now you should already have noticed the same thing I did, in ver 3 it is not called rausb0 but wmaster0 (Just compare the mac addy on the sticker with the one there...)

    So in your command replace rausb0 with master0

    Someone should change the wikis because it can be misleading, but honestly Ive been using linux for about 3 days and even I could make the conclusion from basic computer knowledge...

    Also when you plug the device in are you getting any form of power to it? Ie. is it blinking on start up and getting warm?

    I know this is pretty doopy advice but what I ended up having to do on top of this was just to put it into a different usb slot. (Earlier it was in a usb hub)

    On another note range seems very limited on this POS and if you can replace it you probably should.

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    Talking WUSB54GC ver3

    I just got my ver3 running with this tutorial
    i summed it up
    i cant post links to the modified rt2870.h
    u need pm me if u need it

    The drivers that work with WUSB54GC v3 ARE NOT THE 2.1.1.0 on the RALINK site.
    They are the 2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0.tar.bz2

    In driver directory....

    replace include/rt2870.h with the attached rt2870.h

    perl -p -i.old -e 's/(HAS*WPA*SUPPLICANT*=)y/{$1}n/g' os/linux/config.mk

    make && make install

    cp -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2870sta.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates

    depmode -a

    gedit /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat <------- Locate and edit

    EXAMPLE
    .................................................. .................................................. ..................................................
    hange the following (obviously depends on your connection):

    * SSID=<YOUR-SSID>
    Channel=<YOUR-CHANNEL>
    AuthMode=WPA
    EncrypType=TKIP
    WPAPSK=<YOUR-PASS-KEY-HERE>

    AuthMode, EncrypType can be any of the values you see below.
    For WEP, you would have AuthMode=WEPAUTO and EncrypType=WEP
    For WPA, you would have AuthMode=WPA and EncrypType=TKIP (** your values here may differ **)
    Code:

    @> AuthMode=value
    value
    OPEN For open system
    SHARED For shared key system
    WEPAUTO Auto switch between OPEN and SHARED
    WPAPSK For WPA pre-shared key (Infra)
    WPA2PSK For WPA2 pre-shared key (Infra)
    WPANONE For WPA pre-shared key (Adhoc)
    WPA Use WPA-Supplicant
    WPA2 Use WPA-Supplicant

    @> EncrypType=value
    value
    NONE For AuthMode=OPEN
    WEP For AuthMode=OPEN or AuthMode=SHARED
    TKIP For AuthMode=WPAPSK or WPA2PSK
    AES For AuthMode=WPAPSK or WPA2PSK
    .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ......

    echo "alias ra0 rt2870sta" >> /etc/modules

    echo "ifconfig ra0 inet up" >> /etc/init.d/rc.local

    ......REBOOT........



    If you're not connected to the internet by now

    sudo vi /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf

    Change "managed=false" to "managed=true"
    sudo killall nm-system-settings

    .................................................. ........................

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    Im having the same problem as the person who started this thread. My lsusb shows
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 1737:0077 Linksys

    I have gone through the tutorial memspyder suggested, even found the original post and DLed the rt2870.h file. This bloody thing refuses to be used by my computer. Is there anything else i can do other then sit and wait for someone to make proper linux drivers?

    Memspyder, by i have it working do you mean that you have full access including switching to monitor mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by memspyder View Post
    I just got my ver3 running with this tutorial
    i summed it up
    i cant post links to the modified rt2870.h
    u need pm me if u need it

    The drivers that work with WUSB54GC v3 ARE NOT THE 2.1.1.0 on the RALINK site.
    They are the 2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0.tar.bz2

    In driver directory....

    replace include/rt2870.h with the attached rt2870.h

    perl -p -i.old -e 's/(HAS*WPA*SUPPLICANT*=)y/{$1}n/g' os/linux/config.mk

    make && make install

    cp -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2870sta.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates

    depmode -a

    gedit /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat <------- Locate and edit

    EXAMPLE
    .................................................. .................................................. ..................................................
    hange the following (obviously depends on your connection):

    * SSID=<YOUR-SSID>
    Channel=<YOUR-CHANNEL>
    AuthMode=WPA
    EncrypType=TKIP
    WPAPSK=<YOUR-PASS-KEY-HERE>

    AuthMode, EncrypType can be any of the values you see below.
    For WEP, you would have AuthMode=WEPAUTO and EncrypType=WEP
    For WPA, you would have AuthMode=WPA and EncrypType=TKIP (** your values here may differ **)
    Code:

    @> AuthMode=value
    value
    OPEN For open system
    SHARED For shared key system
    WEPAUTO Auto switch between OPEN and SHARED
    WPAPSK For WPA pre-shared key (Infra)
    WPA2PSK For WPA2 pre-shared key (Infra)
    WPANONE For WPA pre-shared key (Adhoc)
    WPA Use WPA-Supplicant
    WPA2 Use WPA-Supplicant

    @> EncrypType=value
    value
    NONE For AuthMode=OPEN
    WEP For AuthMode=OPEN or AuthMode=SHARED
    TKIP For AuthMode=WPAPSK or WPA2PSK
    AES For AuthMode=WPAPSK or WPA2PSK
    .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ......

    echo "alias ra0 rt2870sta" >> /etc/modules

    echo "ifconfig ra0 inet up" >> /etc/init.d/rc.local

    ......REBOOT........



    If you're not connected to the internet by now

    sudo vi /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf

    Change "managed=false" to "managed=true"
    sudo killall nm-system-settings

    .................................................. ........................

    you dont need any of this. Search out the rt2870-nemesis driver, this is your solution, it includes the devID for your usb card. (you can do a search on these forums for nemesis, or google it w/ rt2870, you'll find it )

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