As such, my instructions on how to use your distribution’s package management to install any missing ‘packages’ are intentionally quite generic. If you’re able, I would also encourage you to make a donation to the project’s originator and lead developer: If the lspci -n command comes back with something like “command not found” then most likely you have not used the su – command properly to “become” the root user, you may have used only the “su” part of that command without the ” -“, which will not work the way we need it to. Perhaps one of the most defining and differentiating characteristic of any distribution is it’s package management system. In the meantime, you can still use these devices and get the most recent possible revisions of the driver by going to: Moving old drivers out of the way If an older driver was found on your system above and you’d like to move it out of the way, then type:
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What we’re looking for are messages related to the activities of the driver and device in attempting to associate with your access point, here’s an excerpt from my log showing a successful association from start to finish:.
Be sure to substitute your “normal” username in the appropriate place aacx100 that command. Successful output looks similar to this:.
If you’re using some kind of built-in device, then verify that it’s powered-on and if necessary, that it’s “radio” is also enabled using whatever special keys you would normally use to enable the device. Toward that end, the first thing is to determine if your device can “see” any access points, so type: If that file also is not found, then skip to the next paragraph.
A very simplified description of the sequence listed above would be:.
Texas Instruments ACX100/TNETW1100, ACX111/TNETW1130, ACX100USB, TNETW1450 devices
One more step is required to get your newly created “local” file into the startup system, type: On some distributions the command would be: Users who are still using 2. Finally, you should know that I am not a developer, nor even a member of the acx project, just someone trying to help. So, when your card comes up and you’re enjoying the wireless freedom, I strongly encourage you to go to the acx project’s forum and thank the developers for all the many hours they’ve freely given to make this driver possible.
Next, you’ll want to try to ping a host on the internet by name, type: Unsuccessful output will liunx similar to this:.
USB device owners, for now, you’ll just have to trust your model number, since at this time there is only one USB device available that uses the acx chipset that I’m aware of: If you are re- compiling the source, start with make clean axx100 then make linyx, followed by make install. Moving old drivers out of the way If an older driver was found on your system above and you’d like to move it out of the way, then type: Understand though, that if any ethernet interface in your machine is using DHCP, that the contents of that file will re-written when that interface obtains it’s DHCP ‘lease’.
This is a single, compressed file, called a “tarball”.
Of course, you’ll be looking at the sequence of events for where in the process it breaks down and hopefully an explanation of what the problem is. If you’re using the email address at the top of the page to let me know that the compile failed, then please include the entire output of the failed compile by cutting and pasting it from the console to your email client or add it as an attachment.
Then you’ll need to copy the aforementioned files to that directory, taking care that their names are preserved, and if necessary changed to be exactly as listed above.
en:users:drivers:acx1xx [Linux Wireless]
To discover what IP address is assigned to the interface wlan0, type: You need to have a line in that file like this: If all goes well, you should be able to ping your wireless router or access point with ping -c 4 -I wlan0 You may linuc wondering what’s going to happen should you decide to shut down the computer or reboot it.
It may take some time to download completely to your browser. I currently have Slackware 9. Having said that, it’s time to identify your device. You’ll also need make and if gcc is installed, most likely make is also, but just to be sure type: In keeping with this warning, I do not want to hear from people trying to use earlier versions and WEP with their acx devices.
If so, you can return to the ping section and continue. For the acx they are named gplus. Many times these wireless-tools are not installed unless a “recognized” wireless card is inserted at installation time.
Axx100, on that system, the IP address returned for wlan0 was