[Solved]please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

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[Solved]please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#1 by linuxnoob » 10 Oct 2013, 14:54

please help i'm a complete linux newbie and i cant seem to get this wifi usb stick to work with porteus, i bought this one because i heard it was linux compatible.

both pns-tool and xpns-tool failed, heres my xpsinfo http://pastebin.com/BjeVEXd8
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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#2 by fanthom » 10 Oct 2013, 17:12

log file shows that your card is ready:

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Oct 11 00:17:50 porteus kernel: [    6.110628] rtl8192cu: Chip version 0x11
Oct 11 00:17:50 porteus kernel: [    6.198688] rtl8192cu: MAC address: 74:d0:2b:3d:02:13
Oct 11 00:17:50 porteus kernel: [    6.198697] rtl8192cu: Board Type 0
Oct 11 00:17:50 porteus kernel: [    6.198931] rtlwifi: rx_max_size 15360, rx_urb_num 8, in_ep 1
Oct 11 00:17:50 porteus kernel: [    6.198986] rtl8192cu: Loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
Oct 11 00:17:50 porteus kernel: [    6.199090] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8192cu
and just yesterday i got a report that smilar card (the only difference is the chip being in version 0x10) is working for gabe:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=2658#p18367

you may try to use never firmware from slackware-current:
http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.slackw ... arch-1.txz
please convert this package to xzm, move to /porteus/modules and reboot.
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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#3 by linuxnoob » 10 Oct 2013, 23:42

i converted the new firmware module to xzm and put in base folder with other modules unfortunately wifi still doesnt work any other ideas?

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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#4 by Slaxmax » 10 Oct 2013, 23:48

In base folder rename the module to 006-name_module.xzm
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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#5 by linuxnoob » 11 Oct 2013, 00:26

tried putting the firmware in modules folder and prefixing 006 and putting in base folder with same result

heres the output from xpns-tool

guest@porteus:~$ xpns-tool
device="wlan0" junk="" EXIT="_Select"
wlan0: Trying to associate with 08:86:3b:78:56:ae (SSID='belkin.6ae' freq=2412 MHz)
wlan0: Association request to the driver failed
wlan0: Associated with 08:86:3b:78:56:ae
wlan0: WPA: Key negotiation completed with 08:86:3b:78:56:ae [PTK=CCMP GTK=CCMP]
wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 08:86:3b:78:56:ae completed (auth) [id=0 id_str=]
Activating pns-tool settings
wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=08:86:3b:78:56:ae reason=0
wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 15 received
EXIT="OK"

and from iwconfig

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#6 by linuxnoob » 11 Oct 2013, 00:31

and output from pns-tool

Line 7: unknown network field 'fast_reauth'.
Line 14: failed to parse network block.
Failed to read or parse configuration '/tmp/pns-tool/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'.
Wait a few seconds for dhcpcd, which needs to acquire all details for your device.
If you have trouble please paste this debug info on the Porteus forum:

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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#7 by brokenman » 11 Oct 2013, 00:37

unfortunately wifi still doesnt work any other ideas?
Please tell us which desktop you are using (pastebin is not working right now). If you open a console and type: iwlist wlan0 scan
Do you get any output? If so then your card is active and functional. Do you see a networkmanager icon in the panel of your desktop?

How did you convert the slackware package to a module?

PS: Good to see more Aussies aboard.

EDIT: Pastebin working now and I see you have XFCE. Here is what I would try.
1) Open a console and remove the kernel module and then re-add it.
modprobe -r rtl8192cu && modprobe rtl8192cu
Now test wifi.

Blacklist this driver to see what happens at next boot.
mkdir -p /mnt/sdxY/porteus/rootcopy/etc/modprobe.d
echo "blacklist rtl8192cu" >> /mnt/sdxY/porteus/rootcopy/etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192-blacklist.conf
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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#8 by linuxnoob » 11 Oct 2013, 01:10

strange i noticed at boot up the new firmware module didnt load as it was corrupted i used right click to convert to xzm not sure if thats the right way to do it

its working now anyway theres a network icon in xfce that allowed me to connect and i'm now posting this from within porteus, i knew it must be something simple but couldnt figure it out, thanks everyone for your help

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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#9 by linuxnoob » 11 Oct 2013, 01:14

i'm still not sure why xpns-tool fails to test connection though and the led on the wifi stick stays constantly on whereas in windows it flickers not sure if that matters but its working fine

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Re: please help asus n13 wifi usb not working in porteus

Post#10 by brokenman » 11 Oct 2013, 01:14

Excellent.
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