I have a wireless usb-adapter with usbid:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1690:0711 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] SMCWUSBT-G (no firmware)
I have heard that the second number after ":" above gives info about the chipset included in the adapter.
It turns out this adapter has an atheros 5523 chipset.
My question is if the product id 0711 above is the only thing determining if the adapter will work with Linux?
If so, i can find in the file modules.usbmap
that zd1211rw supports this chipset:
less modules.usbmap | grep 0711
zd1211rw 0x0003 0x1435 0x0711 0x0000 0x0000 0x00 0x00 ...
though it is associated with a different vendor id which is 0x1435
. In this case, should i manually associate this driver with this adapter?
You might ask why bother tweaking the OS?. The reason is that neither Fedora detected this thing as a wireless adapter nor ndiswrapper was able to install the windows driver (I think the problem is Fedora is 64 bit but win driver is 32 bit).