Hello!

I've had some time to test a few things:
Firstly, symlinking /lib/firmware to /usr/lib/firmware didn't solve anything.
This could only mean that the firmware files themselves are not working.

So, I went to /lib/firmware/zd1211/ and deleted the firmware files that are provided for zd1211rw.
Then I went to your website, and got the firmware package that matches the old modules (r83), and installed those ones instead.

It worked!

This is the output from "tail -f /var/log/messages", from the time I plugged in the dongle to when I inserted the module (with "make ins") and brought up the interface:

# tail -f /var/log/messages
Jan 25 20:04:40 vector kernel: usb 1-1.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
Jan 25 20:04:41 vector kernel: usb 1-1.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 25 20:05:35 vector sudo:     root : TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/root/drivers/zd1211rw_2007-01-24 ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/modprobe firmware_class
Jan 25 20:05:35 vector sudo:     root : TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/root/drivers/zd1211rw_2007-01-24 ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/modprobe ieee80211
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector sudo:     root : TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/root/drivers/zd1211rw_2007-01-24 ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/modprobe ieee80211softmac
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector sudo:     root : TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/root/drivers/zd1211rw_2007-01-24 ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/insmod zd1211rw.ko
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector kernel: usb 1-1.1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector kernel: zd1211rw 1-1.1:1.0: firmware version 4725
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector kernel: zd1211rw 1-1.1:1.0: zd1211b chip 083a:4505 v4810 high 00-13-f7 AL2230_RF pa0 g--N
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector kernel: zd1211rw 1-1.1:1.0: eth1
Jan 25 20:05:36 vector kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver zd1211rw


So that at least got the interface up.
However, I was unable to connect to my network. I entered my wep key and all the other necessary parameters with iwconfig, and iwconfig also listed my router's mac address correctly.
But it simply refused to connect. using DHCP would just time-out after two minutes of trying....
I'm guessing thats because it not the proper firmware?.....   :(

Thanks again for the help so far!

Regards,

Eugéne