Apparently it was me who added that ID to wireless-testing 6 months ago, and it 
entered mainline kernel at 2.6.32. (not in 2.6.31). Sorry I don't have data on 
2.6.31.x, but you probably should just upgrade to 2.6.32+ .

commit 8f75e07aa14107668d33f60fa4d78afa2d7aa22b
Author: Hin-Tak Leung <>
Date:   Mon Jul 13 23:20:37 2009 +0100

    zd1211rw: adding Accton Technology Corp (083a:e501) as a ZD1211B device

BTW, wiki is't always up to date... but in any case, the id is in 2.6.32 for 

--- On Sun, 10/1/10, Dani Gutiérrez <> wrote:

> > Hmm, do you really need the echo
> part? current wireless-testing/compat-wireless already have
> the  083a:e501 id.
> Well, I didn't find that ID in
> Also if I do
>    modinfo zd1211rw | grep -i 083a
> it doesn't appear. Maybe my module is a little bit old?
>    modinfo zd1211rw
> gives:
>  filename:
> /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
>  version:        1.0
>  author:         Daniel
> Drake
>  author:         Ulrich
> Kunitz
>  description:    USB driver for devices with the
> ZD1211 chip.
>  license:        GPL
>  srcversion: 
>    891EB6D7C8EF72E1D24FD0E
>  ...


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