I was trying to get my new D-Link WUA-1340 usb wireless card working with Fedora 8, but unsuccessfully.
I installed fedora from Live CD, then updated to the kernel 220.127.116.11 (standard update with yum) and got ndiswrapper. Interestingly, I can see the card and it can see the surrounding devices, e.g.
1. Output of iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=-121 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
2. Output of iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:15:E9:6B:36:E6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:78/100 Signal level:-46 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
It basically says that I have the router "Dlink", to which I can connect.
The router is fine, since I can use it from at least 4 other computers, running Win XP/Vista with Broadcom and Intel cards. The usb card also works under XP.
Now, the interesting part begins. First, the wireless connection is WEP protected, but is open. Therefore, SELinux started to complain, so I modified the policy by using audit2allow. Second, when I open System->Administration->Network, it can not see wlan0, only eth0. Wireless assistant (yum install wlassistant) sees the dlink AP, but fails to connect. I suspect it can be related to the fact hat Fedora 8 has a rt73usb module with the drivers for rt25xx chips, so ndiswrapper -l produces
dr71wu : driver installed
device (07D1:3C04) present (alternate driver: rt73usb)
but I did rmmod rt73usb to unload it, however, the above message does not disappear...
Can anyone, please tell me how to get the thing working?
Thanks a lot