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#1 2013-04-10 00:28:48

soulrainX
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[SOLVED] Installing Alfa AWUS036H Wifi Adapter

So I checked out:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rtl8187_wireless

and apparently the AWUS036H works out the box with the RTL8187 driver.

So the wifi usb adapter is pluged in. When I

lsusb

I get

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter

So I follow the wiki's directions:

# modprobe rtl8187

# dmesg | grep rtl8187

My output is

[    4.507272] rtl8187: Customer ID is 0xFF
[    4.507879] rtl8187: wireless switch is on
[    4.507924] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8187

So when I do:

ifconfig

I still don't see wlan0 or wmaster0 and doing:

# ip link set dev wlan0 up

Doesn'st seem to help. Since I apparently already have the proper driver and it is showing up as a usb device, I am somewhat at a loss.

If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreaciated.

Last edited by soulrainX (2013-04-10 02:12:15)


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#2 2013-04-10 01:37:51

soulrainX
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing Alfa AWUS036H Wifi Adapter

ok so just ran:

dmesg | tail -20

and the output was:

*snippet*
[ 3023.766670] ieee80211 phy1: hwaddr 00:c0:ca:54:1a:47, RTL8187vB (default) V1 + rtl8225z2, rfkill mask 2
[ 3023.780126] rtl8187: Customer ID is 0xFF
[ 3023.780589] rtl8187: wireless switch is on
[b] [ 3023.788516] systemd-udevd[769]: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlp0s26f7u5u1[/b]

so the last line is why I was not seeing wlan0....


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#3 2013-04-10 02:09:31

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing Alfa AWUS036H Wifi Adapter

So, is it solved? smile


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#4 2013-04-10 02:11:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing Alfa AWUS036H Wifi Adapter

ya I guess smile Nice T.A.R.D.I.S big_smile


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#5 2013-04-10 02:19:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing Alfa AWUS036H Wifi Adapter

soulrainX wrote:

Nice T.A.R.D.I.S big_smile

Thank you.


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