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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)
    PHP Code:
    # dmesg
    usb 4-3: new high speed USB device using ehci-hcd and address 3
    usb 4
    -3configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

    # lsmod | grep "zd"
    zd1211rw            38304  0
    ieee80211softmac    26304  1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211           29416  2 zd1211rw
    usbcode             112644  4 zd1211rw

    # iwconfig
    lo    no wireless extensions
    eth0  no wireless extensions
    irda0 no wireless extensions
    sit0  no wireless extensions 
    Any ideas what to look for next?


    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.

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