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 Post subject: wifi dongle on lspro
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Hello,

How i can install my wifi dongle (driver zd1211)

Thanks for your help and my lspro work fine on freelink with iptables thanks a lot for the work of the community,


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 Post subject: Re: wifi dongle on lspro
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:19 pm 
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IIRC, you'd need kernel/module support for this, I'm not sure the kernel you are using has it ...

the articles have 2 entries for the wireless dongle... http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... ess_zd1211

http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... ess_Dongle

but I think these were done on PPC boxes... or LS2?

I've used a similar device as well, with the hope of making it into a host-ap, but never followed that out to its conclusion...

If you are using Debian/Freelink, there are some tools and support for hotplugging it...

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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 Post subject: Re: wifi dongle on lspro
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:57 pm 
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in a PM...
pioug wrote:
Hello thanks for your response do you have a kernel that support wifi?


well, I did this with my PPC/LS-HG. If it does indeed require that support, you might as whoever has become the designated "kernel builder" to please roll in support for that usb/wireless device on the next build...

Or you could get the codesourcery kit and the last config used and try to build it for yourself...

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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 Post subject: Re: wifi dongle on lspro
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:02 pm 
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OK Already there is no kernel (for ARM lSPRO) that support usb wifi, i will wait for these "new kernel"
thanks for your help


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 Post subject: Re: wifi dongle on lspro
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:07 pm 
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pioug, you can try linking this thread to the "Recompilation Effort for LS_Pro ARM Kernel"
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4329 or whatever it is called. It shouldn't be too difficult for them to enable that option...

good luck! ;)

just be sure to explicitly ask for what capability you are looking for... :)

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LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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 Post subject: Re: wifi dongle on lspro
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:12 pm 
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thanks for your help


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Edit:
Silly me, there was an article in the wiki already
http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... ess_Dongle

This is something I wanted to try for a long time, (someone had also asked about it in the past). I have to credit the author of this article (I think it was kuroguy?) which I ended up porting to the wiki: ALL IN ONE NAS.
You probably should have serial console access to the box in case things go wrong


And the 2.6.25.4 Kernel/modules and Debian-lenny distribution cooked up by Davy-Gravy

1. Kuropro running Debian Lenny
Re: (Towards) an armel root-fs image for Freelink : : Lenny-armel*-Debian rootfs image for testing available...

2. A USB Wifi Stick
In this case a Nintendo WiFi USB connector, which used to be widely available at every store that sold a Wii (before the CSIRO lawsuit).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_w ... _connector

Udev should pick this up automatically when inserted and load the proper kernel module. You can do a quick dmesg to make sure that it was recognized.

Code:
# dmesg | tail -n4

usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using orion-ehci and address 2
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2500usb


3. Software
Get wpasupplicant and wireless tools (throw in bridge-utils for later)
Code:
apt-get install wpasupplicant wireless-tools bridge-utils


I use WPA on my network, so I used wpa_passphrase to generate the basic contents of /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Code:
wpa_passphrase ESSID passphrase


Here is what mine looks like:

/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Code:
# WPA-PSK/TKIP
network={
        ssid="ESSID"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        proto=WPA
        pairwise=TKIP
        group=TKIP
        psk=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
}


Edit the interfaces file (I used a static configuration, you could always use DHCP instead):

/etc/network/interfaces
Code:
#
# we always want the loopback interface
#
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
#
# default dynamic setup (no adjustment necessary)
#
#  auto eth0
#  iface eth0 inet dhcp
      hostname `hostname`
#
# sample wireless setup
#
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wireless-essid ESSID
address 192.168.1.145
gateway 192.168.1.1
dns-nameservers 192.186.1.1, 69.50.168.189
netmask 255.255.255.0
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf


4. Test it out
Restart networking or reboot the box, you should be able to login on the address you gave the box
(192.168.1.145 in this example)
with the ethernet unplugged!

Edit: You may want to keep eth0 active as well, so that you can get back in if for some reason the wireless does not work. Otherwise you would need serial console access to get back in.

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