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Installing Driver for ASUS USB-N 13 Ahhhh!

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

Ha, at present I'm out of stones.

On my laptop, when the wireless is turned off (physical switch off) I see this from iwconfig:

[GoinEasy9@fedora15kde13 ~]$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Yours says "Managed Access Point", is that how it was advertised? I'm just wondering, because, it may be a problem. I'm going to have to read over that link I gave you to see if there are more answers. I'm wondering if there's a way to switch off the access point and just use the wireless adapter. I've got appointments this afternoon, I'll see if I can come up with something a little later.

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

Awsome,...I will look too, the adaptor does appear to have a light on it, that is not on....

You do have a point about the "Managed Access Point" would disturb me, if I saw it with a internet customer using windows.

Out source program? Third Party?

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

It seems the Access Point is referred to as to whether it is present or not, my iwconfig when wireless is enabled.

lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:3 Signal level:188 Noise level:165
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

So, I'm not certain if your usb stick is meant to be a access point or not. When I see Access Point I always think back to my own problems. Anyway.

In order to get my wireless up and running on Fedora 15, I had to click on the icon for Network Manager and check off enable wireless. Even though my wireless switch was on (computer switch), I still had to enable it in Network Manager. Since my router uses WPA2 security, I also had to go into Network Manager and set up the security to match the router. It was a bit frustrating because I would assume that Network Manager would automatically enable the wireless after the switch on my computer for wireless was turned on, but, it took me configuring Network Manager for it to work.

If you click on the Network Manager icon, the "enable wireless" checkbox should be on the bottom left.

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

I don't have a network manager... I have "Network" and "Network Connections" ..... I do have a Wicd Network Manger but when I click on it, it says "Failed to launch 'Wicd Network Manger- faile to execute child process "wicd-gtk" (no such file of directory)"

One thing is I went to "Network" and clicked to disable the wireless, then enable it, and guess what, it worked to the first page, then when I went to some random website, like ebay, it told me I was working offline, and to click it off the 'Working offiline" option under file. So I did, then, no more internet.

I will see... what eles I can do.

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

As that long thread showed in my original post, this wifi chip and the corresponding driver are problematic. At least you have the driver installed and it did originally work. BTW - My Network window says Network Connections also, it is, in fact, Network Manager., just so we know that we're talking about the same thing.

I haven't had time to go through that thread to see if there are any tweaks that could be done. At the moment just make sure wireless is checked and enabled and "Connect Automatically" is checked in Network Connections under the Wireless (use the edit function to look into your connection), and hope we can come up with a tweak to make sure the connection doesn't drop once initiated. You could also experiment with wicd, although I haven't used that in a while, you never know, since you now have the driver installed, if it will work better.

I'll let you know if I find anything else.

Tom

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

ok, I played around with it, and I switched out the Netgear USB Wireless card N150, and I have different readings under iwconfig....

wlan1 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode: Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx - Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr: Offf Fragment thr:off
Encryption key; off
Power Management: off

Well, at least I have 20dBm of power this time and under "Network" it says "Dissconected. Which is more than I had.

You gave me an idea to try the other usb card, when you said, at least you have the driver loaded.

I will keep trying with both!

Thanks

Also, any one eles with any ideas?

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