Wifi adapter


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by bigmano » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:32 pm
Hello all

So I have my Pi set up and running Debian “squeeze” I would like to surf the net. I have a USB hub mains powered and my wifi dongle is an cheap one called inventel I dont know much about Linux and debian i just want to get connected to the internet.

Wifi adapter link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350573488650? ... 4673wt_958

Any help or point in the right direction because there are many posts and I do not know where to start.

Thanks
Russell :D
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by AndyD » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:24 am
Start here http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#USB_WiFi_Adapters. Look to see if your wifi dongle is on the list. Don't panic if it isn't just means your will need to do a little more work.
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by bigmano » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:41 pm
Okay its not on the list so what work do i need to do ?
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by AndyD » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:09 am
Hi
You now have two posts asking for help with you wifi dongle. You will need to work out the chipset used by the wifi dongle.

Plug the dongle into your Pi.
At the terminal type:-
lsusb

Then report back here the output of that command.
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by bigmano » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:06 pm
wifi adapter shows

ID 1435:0427 wistron neweb UR54g 802.11g wireless adapter [ intersil ISL3887]
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by bigmano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:02 am
Still needed help on this anyone ?
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by Win7ine » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:10 am
Search for drivers. If no drivers available no chance to get it working unless you wrtite your own.

> sudo apt-cache search ISL3887 or Intersil
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by bigmano » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:45 am
To search for the driver do i need the internet ??
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by Licaon_Kter » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:50 am
BFQ+BFS or RT on a RPi? 4'real: https://github.com/licaon-kter/ (source and compiled!)
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by bigmano » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:53 am
Thanks i will try it out
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by amyren » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:54 am
Licaon_Kter wrote:see this info: http://wiki.debian.org/prism54#p54usb


Following links from the ebay item I ended up at a page for downloading drivers for the device (windows drivers). Downloading and uncomressed the archive and the driver files inside are labeled prism2. From a prism wiki it doesnt look like prism2 deviced can use the same driver as the prism54.

For general prism history:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism_%28chipset%29

And here is decribed how to firmware get drivers for prism2 on linux debian. There is a howto on installing drives, but the command lines might need modifying a bit before using on the Pi.
http://wiki.debian.org/linux-wlan-ng
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by Licaon_Kter » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:50 pm
did you bother to scroll up to the top of the page in my link? read the title

next if you still don't believe me go http://wiki.debian.org/prism54#supported-p54usb search for 1435

ok?
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by amyren » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:35 pm
Licaon_Kter wrote:did you bother to scroll up to the top of the page in my link? read the title

next if you still don't believe me go http://wiki.debian.org/prism54#supported-p54usb search for 1435

ok?


Sorry, you are right. Somehow I missed the part where bigmano stated the ID of his adaptor, so I failed to connect those two informations. I was tricked my reading that the windows driver name was prism02.
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by pmonro » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:11 pm
bigmano wrote:wifi adapter shows

ID 1435:0427 wistron neweb UR54g 802.11g wireless adapter [ intersil ISL3887]

Do you really want to continue with this adaptor? It is "G" adaptor. The latest adaptors are "n".
If you try to connect to a Access point (AP) with this there could be problems. The AP will need to be configure to "g" standard and in my experience there are comunication difficulties.
I suggest you buy a "N" type. The only cost a few $
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by Perjan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:16 pm
Hey bigmano,

Did you solve the problem? I've got some similar issues.

Drivers won't recognise the dongle after using this tutorial

http://wiki.debian.org/prism54#p54usb

(Zoom 4410a (isl3887)

Thanks
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