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Hello, I have a USB WIFI key plugged to a 3m USB cable extension. The key worked perfectly during the installation of Ubuntu 11.10 64bit but, after reboot it stops ...
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    zd1211-base WIFI USB key with extension cable works ONLY during instal


    Hello, I have a USB WIFI key plugged to a 3m USB cable extension. The key worked perfectly during the installation of Ubuntu 11.10 64bit but, after reboot it stops working.

    lsusb
    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1435:0711 Wistron NeWeb UR055G 802.11bg
    This is the output I get:

    dmesg:
    Code:
    [62973.868040] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
    [62974.116042] usb 1-6: reset high speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
    ...
    [62974.250024] ieee80211 phy3: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    [62974.251186] zd1211rw 1-6:1.0: phy3
    [62974.356966] usb 1-6: USB control request for firmware upload failed. Error number -71
    [62974.356979] usb 1-6: Could not upload firmware code uph. Error number -71
    But the error code ranges from 71 to 110 to 29

    lshw -C network:
    Code:
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           bus info: usb<at>1:6
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:10:a7:2e:ce:e9
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=zd1211rw driverversion=3.0.0-12-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
    While this is the output I get if I use the key without the extension cable (and works perfectly):

    dmesg
    Code:
    [62812.848038] usb 1-10: reset high speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
    ....
    [62812.982194] ieee80211 phy2: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    [62812.983523] zd1211rw 1-10:1.0: phy2
    [62813.127055] zd1211rw 1-10:1.0: firmware version 4605
    [62813.167054] zd1211rw 1-10:1.0: zd1211 chip 1435:0711 v4330 high 00-10-a7 AL2230_RF pa0 g----
    lshw -C network:
    Code:
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           bus info: usb<at>1:10
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:10:a7:2e:ce:e9
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=zd1211rw driverversion=3.0.0-12-generic firmware=4605 ip=5.236.27.75 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
    Can anyone help me, please?

    Thanks!

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    Hello and Welcome.
    Have you seen this thread? Maybe it'll give you some ideas to look at. I know it's for Fedora but the concepts are the same.
    zd1211b driver will not work with Network Manager [Archive] - FedoraForum.org
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    The Live/Install CD/DVD of Ubuntu supports a lot of proprietary WiFi devices, but after installation you need to install the drivers manually. Try connecting to a wired network and going to the System->Administration->Hardware Drivers page to get the driver/firmware you need for your wireless device. FWIW, you may not need the wired connection, but I'm not 100% sure of that...
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