Christoph Biedl wrote:
> My system is running Debian testing (etch) on kernel 2.6.18. In order to
> have the firmware loader find the firmware, I had to issue some commands
> first:
> ln -s /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware /lib/firmware/zd1211
> cd /lib/firmware/zd1211
> ln -s zd1211-WS11Ub.fw zd1211b_ub
> ln -s zd1211-WS11UPhR.fw zd1211b_uphr
> [ found at thanks! ]

This is because you didn't use "the firmware" as described in the ZD1211 
kernel help text which is

Instead you used the firmware which belongs to Debian's fork of the 
ZD1211 vendor driver.

However, using hacks like the above *should* work OK (although you are 
probably running different firmware from what zd1211rw is currently 
designed for).

> A bit astonishing: The built-in blue LED turns off as soon as the driver
> module is loaded. Some lines from syslog:

Not a bug, we just didn't have LED functionality in 2.6.18

> | usb 6-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
> | usb 6-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> | usb 6-1: firmware device id 0x4330 and actual device id 0x4810 differ, 
> continuing anyway
> | zd1211rw 6-1:1.0: firmware version 4605
> | zd1211rw 6-1:1.0: zd1211b chip 0586:340f v4810 high 00-13-49 AL2230_RF pa0 
> g--
> | zd1211rw 6-1:1.0: eth1
> | usbcore: registered new driver zd1211rw
> To my big surprise the newly created device is actually eth2.

The naming scheme is the same as most of the other in-kernel wireless 

> Now I can scan the network and find my 11g access point. All
> ieee80211_crypt* modules were loaded. However, association is not
> possible and I get a lot of
> | SoftMAC: Authentication timed out with 00:14:bf:**:**:**

You need this patch:;a=commitdiff_plain;h=fe7215caa033814cee1e6808e44132b7cefb1a9e;hp=e9ffb3d7ec94083a44a8721681391beca2ffd68c

It fixes data transfer on ZD1211B devices and unfortunately didn't make 
it into 2.6.18.


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