I have an HP Pavillion zt1000 on which I was trying to run Lucid Puppy 5.2.5. I am trying to use a Rosewill RNX-N150HG USB wireless adapter. Puppy doesn't recognize the adapter and I have tried loading several drivers none of which have found it. I tried NDSwrapper but it said the windows drivers on the disk that came with the adapter were invalid. I have now downloaded Puppy 5.2.8 and am trying it. It automatically setup my sound and the hardwired ethernet conection but it still doesn't recognize the Rosewill adapter. I have also tried Lubuntu on this computer and it did recognize the Rosewill adapter but I couldn't get it up and running because I have only 256MB of memory. It just barely runs and it won't install. Puppy runs great but I need to get the wireless working. Anyone have any ideas?
Rosewill USB wireless problem - Solved(13 posts) (6 voices)
Nice, Karl - thanks
posted wikidevi at murga-forum
# modprobe -l | grep ath
The only ath9k driver that is available to load is for PCI not USB.
If the ath9k_htc driver will work with the USB interface, how do I load it?
I've tried to read through this link's information and it is not at all clear to me what I need to do. I am not a linux expert and I think this is beyond my level. Is it possible Racy or Wary might have this driver already built in?
I have requested tempestuous's help and assistance for you, at the murga-linux forum
He is the renowned expert on drivers
ath9k_htc needs also according firmware. It is nowadays in woof. I sent it for Barry and he accepted it to the woof. So...you just need to pick up recent puppy with recent enough kernel. Slacko, Racy or if you want to be adventurous Dpup Exprimo has that module. Not sure if the firmware is in Dpup Exprimo 5.X.9 but that can be installed afterwards.
hey...luci-529 is ok also. Just install the firmware
I didn't see where to download Lucid 5.2.9 so I tried Racy and it is working fine with the Rosewill USB interface.
Hmm...is it possible to edit the first post and add SOLVED or is there still that one hour time limit for editing own posts.
I am a relatively new Puppy user, running Wary on an older Averatec laptop. I'm having an issue with a mini wireless USB adapter driver (made by RoHS) and the post above most closely resembled my problem. The driver cd is not in the inf format, it is an exe file, and so the converter that comes with Puppy doesn't work. The cd came with a linux driver, but it is not compatible with Puppy either. I have searched fruitlessly for a solution and come up dry. Any suggestions?
Shouldn't the exe file install the .inf files needed by ndiswrapper (done in Windows, that is). When done in Windows, the new files must be seen listed last in an already open inf directory.
Ah. Thanks for the insight. I removed (foolishly) windows from my machine and now am only running puppy. Installing racy fixed the problem above. It auto recognized the USB device.
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