View Full Version : Zydas zd1211 Wireless USB LAN?
16th March 2009, 01:07 AM
I am trying to set up a wireless LAN using a Zdyas zd1211 USB adapter.
I downloaded the .tar file, uncompressed it, then used make and make install.
I then loaded the driver using modprobe -v zd1211.
I have some questions:
A) After I performed all this, when I ran the Network Configuration Window, I can't find the Zdyas zd1211 driver in the list of supported wireless cards.
Is there a configuration file I should edit to add this driver to system-config-network?
B) To which files should I add the modprobe, ifconfig and iwconfig commands or values so that the driver is automatically loaded and configured whenever I reboot the computer?
C) I am using FC8. What package supports the wpa supplicant?
16th March 2009, 01:57 PM
try here too
you might want to update to f10, check the change logs but I do think there have been some updates that might help get your wireless working.
16th March 2009, 02:59 PM
The zd1211rw driver is a rewrite of the ZyDAS ZD1211 driver and has been included with Fedora kernels for a while now. It was probably included in your Fedora 8 kernel. It might have worked with your device. I was just wondering if you tried it. It would have been worth checking before compiling source code. Here is a list of devices supported by the zd1211rw driver.http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/zd1211rw/devicesI recommend that you take a second just to see what wireless driver module is being loaded.../sbin/lsmod | sortIf the one of them (the built-in or your compiled one) is loaded, then enable and/or restart NetworkManager...su
chkconfig NetworkManager on
service NetworkManager restartThen see if your network (router SSID) is in NetworkManager's list of available networks (left-click the NM panel tray icon). It might just be that simple. Maybe not.
No promises, of course. But NetworkManager is at least theoretically capable of entirely handling your wireless connection. It does for me anyway. I don't use the old Network Configuration utility any more (system-config-network). I have no wireless connections at all there. I don't worry about "activating" anything there nowadays. I have no file named /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0. No wpa_supplicant.conf file. Nothing in /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant. Nothing in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices. None of that traditional stuff. In fact, I have examples where that traditional stuff can sometimes impede NetworkManager from working.
Of course, do what you want to do. I just wanted you to know that at least in some cases (mine) it is not necessary to do all of that stuff you are asking about. My feelings will not be hurt if you ignore this or decide to forge ahead with what you are doing.
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