I'm having trouble installing a Linksys Wireless USB Adapter (WUSB54GC) in my system running Fedora 8. All the searches for WUSB54GC say that it worked right out of the box so I've done something wrong somewhere.
Initially I was trying to install the PCI version but had no success. Finally I found evidence in the Linksys forum that my computer was old enough that my PCI backplane was not compatible with new PCI cards. So I returned the PCI version for the USB version.
However, before that I had tried to use ndiswrapper to use the Windows drivers to find the PCI adapter. Since then I have deleted any driver built and used yum to remove the whole ndiswrapper package. But I'm not sure that something was not left laying around to cause problems.
Current status as follows:
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1D:7E:9D:31:B3
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:7eff:fe9d:31b3/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:8496 (8.2 KiB)
"iwlist wlan0 scanning" show:
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:10:10:79:21
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=52/100 Signal level=-46 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
I used GNOME Network to set wireless parameters (WEP key, etc).
However when I try to activate the device (ifup) I see:
Determining IP information for wlan0... failed.
Changing wireless parameters doesn't seem to help at all. Just produces additional errors in GNOME Network.
I know the device itself works because I tried it on another computer running XP and it worked successfully with my Linksys Broadband Router (WRT54G).
Any suggestions or comments? Where do I go from here?