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wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby Genma » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:37 pm

I've just bought a WDTVG2 and I've updated it to wdlxtv-g2 1.01.77_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV_G2-0.4.1.9 (I've also tried the 0.4.1.9-6). Now I'm trying to make the wireless connection working. I have the USB wireless adapter TL-WN321G by TP-LINK (chipset rt73, VID 148F, PID 2573). When connected to Windows 7, the adapter works flawlessly but when I connect to the WD there is no sign of life. This is the net.config file that I put on my pendrive:
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##
## Network configuration file
##
## This file is sourced multiple times
## it SHOULD NOT contain commands whose
## effect would be adverse/detrimental
## if executed more than once
##
## To enable a line remove the hash '#'
##

## ********* enable Wireless *********
## must set to FALSE for wired ethernet
#
WIRELESS=TRUE

#######################################################
#######################################################
############# WIRELESS SETTINGS #######################
#######################################################
#######################################################

## Enable ONE driver below depending on your wireless adapter

## for rt3070 wireless adapters:
#modprobe rt3070sta

## for rt2870 wireless adapters:
#modprobe rt2870sta

## for rt3572 wireless adapters:
#modprobe rt3572sta

## for rt25XX legacy support:
#modprobe rt2570

## for arus_lnx (atheros)compatible wireless:
#modprobe arusb_lnx

## for rtl871x compatible adapters:
#modprobe 8712

## for rtl8150 compatible adapters:
#modprobe rtl8150

## for rtl8187 compatible adapters:
#modprobe rtl8187

## for rt73 compatible adapters:
modprobe rt73

## SSID:
SSID=ADF143

## your auth mode:
#AUTHMODE=WEP
#AUTHMODE=WPAPSK
#AUTHMODE=WPA2PSK

## your encryption (WPA[2]/PSK only) type:
#ENCRYPTION_TYPE=TKIP
#ENCRYTPION_TYPE=AES

## WEP / WPA-PSK key
#ENCRYPTION_KEY=myKey

#######################################################
#######################################################
################ WIRED SETTINGS #######################
#######################################################
#######################################################

## Enable ONE driver below depending on your wireless adapter

## ASIX compatible adapters:
#modprobe asix

## Pegasus compatible adapters:
#modprobe pegasus

## rtl8150 compatible adapters:
#modprobe rtl8150

## net1080 compatible adapters:
#modprobe net1080

## kaweth compatible adapters:
#modprobe kaweth

#######################################################
#######################################################
##
## Dynamic IP Configuration:
DHCP=yes

##
## Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
#DHCP=no
#IP=192.168.0.10
#GW=192.168.0.1
#NM=255.255.255.0
#DNS1=192.168.0.1
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

## attempt to set jumbo frames
#MTU=9000

##
## Optional:



I disabled any network security and I also tried to use fixed IP in the configuration. In any attempt, during the boot there were some idle time during the drivers loading but no light flashed on the adapter. In theory this adapter VID and PID were reported in this list, so what could be wrong? Any ideas? :/

PS: Is it possible to output some boot logs directly on the pendrive for debug?

Thanks!!!
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby Genma » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:01 pm

Ok, here's my 2 cents about how I made it work this rt73 adapter with 1.01.77_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV_G2-0.4.1.9. The problem is that the distribution is missing the adapter firmware, so first we have to put it in the right place and then we have to take up the interface in the proper way.
1) First step is downloading the firmware from the source of the legacy drivers here and take the rt73.bin file.
2) Follow the point 4 of this guide to create an app.bin where we put inside the rt73.bin file, the place isn't important. (btw, theoretically it should be placed under the /lib/firmware dir of the app, but I think the crazymount isn't mounting the dir properly)
3) Place the app in the root of a USB key and edit the net.config to change the right parameters:
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##
## Network configuration file
##
## This file is sourced multiple times
## it SHOULD NOT contain commands whose
## effect would be adverse/detrimental
## if executed more than once
##
## To enable a line remove the hash '#'
##

## ********* enable Wireless *********
## must set to FALSE for wired ethernet
#
#WIRELESS=TRUE

mkdir /lib/firmware
cp /apps/wireless-mod-rt73/firmware/* /lib/firmware

#######################################################
#######################################################
############# WIRELESS SETTINGS #######################
#######################################################
#######################################################


modprobe rt73

#######################################################
#######################################################
##
## Dynamic IP Configuration:
DHCP=yes

##
## Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
#DHCP=no
#IP=192.168.1.193
#GW=192.168.1.254
#NM=255.255.255.0
#DNS1=192.168.1.254
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

## attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

##
## Optional:

ifconfig $MDEV up

sleep 10

## FOR WPA ENCRYPTION

iwconfig $MDEV essid exampleESSID

iwpriv $MDEV set AuthMode=WPAPSK
iwpriv $MDEV set EncrypType=TKIP
iwpriv $MDEV set WPAPSK="examplePassword"
sleep 10
#


I'm not sure why this work and the net.agent script doesn't... but it works :)
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby b-rad.cc » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:16 pm

I can assure you that if /lib/firmware had something wrong with it you'd know immediately, as that is where all the sigma microcode and firwmares are located.

Dunno how I missed the RT73 firmware, but it will be included in the next version for sure.

I am incredibly busy right now, but I am going to do my best to catch up on dev work this weekend...
PM's are for private matters only, please post public matters on the forum to help others who might have the same issue.
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby batalovski » Sat May 08, 2010 7:52 am

Can you please upload that app.bin file somewhere???
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby adrianc1982 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:28 am

yeah please post your .bin file.

Would this app work with wdtv live?

Thanks
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby Genma » Mon May 24, 2010 11:31 am

Hi there, I'm so sorry for the late reply!
Here is the app with the rt73 firmware inside: http://rapidshare.com/files/391163298/wireless-mod-rt73.app.bin.zip
Please remember to update the net.config file!

@adrianc1982 I have only a G2 so I have no idea if it can work with the live, sorry :)
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby batalovski » Tue May 25, 2010 3:43 am

Thanks man, its working on my dlink dwl g122 !!!!!!
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Re: wdlxtv-g2 and TP-LINK wireless adapter   

Postby hamarka » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:57 pm

Hi!
I needs some help, I am newbie with my wdtv.
Knows somebody wether WDLXTV-G2-04.3.1 supports rt73 wireless adapter or i have to get an app.bin?
I needs a working net.config also.
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