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    Wireless card TP-Link TL-WN-353GD

    Revision as of 12:04, 13 February 2010 by imported>Hundfred
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    wireless card TP-Link TL-WN-353 GD on a debian linux, lenny[edit]

    driver and wpa2 configuration

    lspci shows

    00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)

    driver isssues

    first, my debian lenny (02/2010) loads the kernel module called 8180.ko


    this driver works, but the signal strengh is shown as not very stable. so i downloaded the proprietary driver.

    what i got was:


    after unpacking and entering the directory i had to type a "make" and a "make install" to install the new kernel module:


    now i had to make sure, that the correct kernel-module is loaded in boot-time.

    so i put r8185b into /etc/modules

    and to prevent the wrong kernel module to be loaded i hat to wipe out the line


    in the file


    warning: if you run the command depmod this line will be inserted into modules.dep again.

    configuring wlan:

    for wpa2 i had to create /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

    	pairwise=CCMP TKIP
            group=CCMP TKIP 

    with the command wpa_passphrase you can create the encrypted passphrase for the config-file shown above.

    and in /etc/network/interfaces

    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
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