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IBM T40 wireless [SOLVED]
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:52:00 am »
I Installed Peppermint 5 on my 2003 IBM Thinkpad R40 yesterday and it works like a charm
I put in a new cmos battery, add 1GB ram and a new 30GB harddrive
I want to add a wifi USB adapter
I was using the USB port last night for some files so I know it works
but it does not see this adapter while I was installing the driver from the CD
any suggestions?
thanks for your help
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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 10:12:32 am »
Can you plug in your USB wireless adapter, then open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from running these commands:
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sudo lshw -C network
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lsusb

Be aware, Linux commands ARE case sensitive, so that's a capital C in the first command.

The first command will also prompt you for your password, but whilst you type it in nothing will be echoed to screen (not even ******) but it IS going in, so just type your password ten hit Enter.
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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 11:31:59 am »
I Installed Peppermint 5 on my 2003 IBM Thinkpad R40 yesterday and it works like a charm
I put in a new cmos battery, add 1GB ram and a new 30GB harddrive
I want to add a wifi USB adapter
I was using the USB port last night for some files so I know it works
but it does not see this adapter while I was installing the driver from the CD
any suggestions?
thanks for your help
My T40 came with a built in wifi card also it was wireless B, not sure if that internal card is compatible though because I replaced mine right away with an internal wireless G card I had....  I wish you Good Luck with getting either of them to work, if anyone can figure them out it is PCNETSpec so listen to his advice he is a wise one...   ;)
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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 11:03:02 am »
I am on vacation and left the adapter at home, did not want to lose it.
I will get back to you next week.
Thanks for helping me
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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 07:48:55 am »
I am back from vacation. This is the response from the command sudo lshw -C network

 *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 8
       bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 83
       serial: 00:06:1b:cc:64:21
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.0.195 latency=66 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:11 memory:d0204000-d0204fff ioport:8000(size=64)

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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 07:51:12 am »
This is the response from lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:9042 NetGear, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 03:44:00 pm »
Does wireless start working if you run:
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echo 0846 9042 | sudo tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id
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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 05:29:19 pm »

response:


susan@st779 ~ $ echo 0846 9042 | sudo tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id
[sudo] password for susan:
tee: /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id: No such file or directory
0846 9042

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Re: IBM T40 wireless
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 11:54:48 am »
I am going to look for a wireless adapter on the compatability list
Thanks for your help
Susan

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Re: IBM T40 wireless [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 01:09:25 pm »
I *can* tell you the Edimax Nano EW-7811Un:
http://www.edimax.com/edimax/merchandise/merchandise_detail/data/edimax/global/wireless_adapters_n150/ew-7811un

Works out of the box in Peppermint 5 .. juust plug it in and it's detected and the driver loaded.
(kernel driver used rtl8192cu)



Currently there's no driver (either in the kernel or as a compilable module from Realtek) for your current wireless device (0846:9042)

Though that too *may* work with the rtl8192cu driver (but the device ID just hasn't been added yet).. so before you go and buy something else, give this a try (as I missed a bit in our last attempt).

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo modprobe rtl8192cu
then
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echo 0846 9042 | sudo tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id
did wireless spring to life ?

This will NOT survive a reboot (you'd need to run those 2 commands each boot), but if it works we'll see about making it permanent
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Re: IBM T40 wireless [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 05:41:59 pm »
I ordered an Edimax from Amazon
Thanks for the suggestion

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Re: IBM T40 wireless [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 04:23:03 pm »
I received my Edimax wireless adapter in the mail today. Plug and play. It worked as soon as I booted up.
Thanks again.
Susan

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Re: IBM T40 wireless [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 02:53:21 pm »
Great :)
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