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I'm having trouble getting wireless working on a new Debian 4.0 etch install on my Thinkpad T40. The internal Broadcom wireless 4306 wasn't working with the bcm43xx drivers after extracting ...
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- 11-20-2007 #1
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USB wireless Debian 4.0 etch - no eth device created
I'm having trouble getting wireless working on a new Debian 4.0 etch install on my Thinkpad T40.
The internal Broadcom wireless 4306 wasn't working with the bcm43xx drivers after extracting firmware with fwcutter, so I tried ndiswrapper, but nothing worked.
So I thought I'd try my MyEssentials ME1001-USB, which was working in my Thinkpad 770 with Debian. When that didn't work either, I tried physically removing the internal broadcom and its entry in /etc/udev/rules.d/z25-persistent-net.rules to see if that helped at all, but it didn't.
When I plug in my wireless USB (MyEssentials ME1001-USB) on my IBM T40, Debian 4.0 etch, I don't get a new ethx, wlanx, wifix, or any other new device.
After plugging it in and issuing "modeprobe zd1211rw" I have reviewed the following: (eth0 is the wired LAN adapter)
usb 4-3: new high speed USB device using ehci-hcd and address 3
usb 4-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
# lsmod | grep "zd"
zd1211rw 38304 0
ieee80211softmac 26304 1 zd1211rw
ieee80211 29416 2 zd1211rw,pcmcia
usbcode 112644 4 zd1211rw,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
irda0 no wireless extensions
sit0 no wireless extensions
Kernel: Linux version 2.6.18-5-686 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13)
Last edited by bryan641; 11-20-2007 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Add kernel version.