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    Default Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    I have a netbook with a wireless card in it, and I want to disable it or have the AWUS036H be used instead. How do I go about using the external card?

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    Default Re: Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    Open a Terminal and type in:
    nano /etc/network/interfaces

    Find your Internal card there and comment it out using a # sign
    Make sure you disconnect your AWUS036H so you don't disable it by mistake.

    When your done Press CTRL + X and then press y for yes and then press enter should take you back to the root@bt:~#
    Next type in the Terminal: /etc/init.d/networking restart

    Now do a iwconfig and see if your internal card is listed if its not its disabled now plug your AWUS036H in and that should be your default card.

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    Default Re: Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    Quote Originally Posted by nikon View Post
    Find your Internal card there and comment it out using a # sign
    How do u do that?

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    Default Re: Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    By adding a # infront of the device name example;

    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp

    #auto wlan0
    #iface wlan0 inet dhcp

    and then save the settings using CTRL + X and then y then press enter.

    Besure to restart the networking as i showed above....

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    Default Re : Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    How do u do that?
    Once you've the list like explained by nikon, you can find you device.
    It's ath0 or wlan0, depend of your drivers and device.

    The name/model of the device is not specified there ; that's why nikon says not to plug your new Wifi device at this step (because when you've wlan0 and wlan1, difficult to say which is the good one)

    Then you go in front of the line of the device you want to "delete".

    Then, because that you'll want perhaps to use this device later, you don't really delete it.
    You put it in comment. So you can see it but it is not used by the system.
    To set it in comment, you have to add the # symbol.

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    Default Re: Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    To Catface...try ifconfig, iwconfig, lsusb, or lspci. One, or more, of those commands should give you the info you need to identify the proper device.
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    Default Re: Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    Hi All, dumb question but if my wlan0 still shows up in iwconfig after doing this is that a problem?

    Have also tried ifconfig wlan0 down then doing above and rebooting but the bl00dy thing still shows up in iwconfig.

    I am trying this because I am trying to resolve a WPA handshake capture issue using BT5 original with the r8187 drivers. I have figured out that it catches fine whilst running off the live DVD but not once installed to hard drive. As the netbook has an onboard AR9285, I am exploring whether this is some kind of hardware / driver overlap issue which is causing the handshake capture issue.

    Best.

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    Default Re: Configuring AWUS036H wireless card

    I am having the same issue, did you ever figure out a resolution??

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