Focus of the problem

The used usb adapter is not in the list of ndiswrapper reported working devices. I try the windows drivers with ndiswrapper for getting wireless connection in fedora 4. Till now  Iím not successful. Some functions seem not to be implemented and force ndiswrapper to disconnect the port with the usb-adapter. The wlan0 device as alias for ndiswrapper is not reported in the dmesg output as should be. The consequency is that I cannot configure a wireless network. The device is not there.

 

Kernel, dmesg, lsusb and drivers information is included in this email. Can anybody tell me what to do ?  Thanks for helping me for I have already tried a lot of possibilities.

 

USB-adapter

Siemens gigaset usb adapter 108 (atheros 5523, 802.11g). The windows xp drivers are athfmwdl.inf., athfmwdl.sys, ar5523.bin, ar5523.sys. and will be used in ndiswrapper-1.7.

 

Linux fedora 4

No problems with installation of ndiswrapper-1.7 and the windows xp drivers in  fedora 4. Ndiswrapper announces immediatey that the hardware is present. The alias wlan0 for ndiswrapper is set in /etc/modprobe.conf. The files in /etc/ndiswrapper are there. The lsmod command shows ndiswrapper in the list of modules. The hardware browser of fedora 4 indicates  the usb adapter with Atheros Communication.

 

Kernel

Fedora 4 with 16k stack : kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.stk16

 

INFORMATION ndiswrapper-1.7

ndiswrapper version 1.7 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)

usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper

ehci_hcd 0000:00:11.2: EHCI Host Controller

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USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2

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uhci_hcd 0000:00:11.0: UHCI Host Controller

uhci_hcd 0000:00:11.1: UHCI Host Controller

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usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3

uhci_hcd 0000:00:11.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4

uhci_hcd 0000:00:11.1: irq 145, io base 0x0000d000

ndiswrapper: driver athfmwdl (,12/05/2003,1.00.001) loaded

ndiswrapper (RtlQueryRegistryValues:808): --UNIMPLEMENTED--

ndiswrapper (RtlQueryRegistryValues:808): --UNIMPLEMENTED--

ndiswrapper (RtlQueryRegistryValues:808): --UNIMPLEMENTED--

usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 3

ndiswrapper (IoWMIRegistrationControl:1003):

usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4

 

INFORMATION siemens gigaset 108 usb adapter with atheros 5523 chipset

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 129b:160b

Device Descriptor:

  bLength                18

  bDescriptorType         1

  bcdUSB               2.00

  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class

  bDeviceSubClass         0

  bDeviceProtocol         0

  bMaxPacketSize0        64

  idVendor           0x129b

  idProduct          0x160b

  bcdDevice            0.01

  iManufacturer           1 Atheros Communications Inc

  iProduct                2 AR5523

  iSerial                 3 1.0

  bNumConfigurations      1

  Configuration Descriptor:

    bLength                 9

    bDescriptorType         2

    wTotalLength           46

    bNumInterfaces          1

    bConfigurationValue     1

    iConfiguration          0

    bmAttributes         0xa0

      Remote Wakeup

    MaxPower              500mA

    Interface Descriptor:

      bLength                 9

      bDescriptorType         4

      bInterfaceNumber        0

      bAlternateSetting       0

      bNumEndpoints           4

      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class

      bInterfaceSubClass      0

      bInterfaceProtocol      0

      iInterface              0

      Endpoint Descriptor:

        bLength                 7

        bDescriptorType         5

        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN

        bmAttributes            2

          Transfer Type            Bulk

          Synch Type               none

        wMaxPacketSize        512

        bInterval               0

      Endpoint Descriptor:

        bLength                 7

        bDescriptorType         5

        bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT

        bmAttributes            2

          Transfer Type            Bulk

          Synch Type               none

        wMaxPacketSize        512

        bInterval               0

      Endpoint Descriptor:

        bLength                 7

        bDescriptorType         5

        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN

        bmAttributes            2

          Transfer Type            Bulk

          Synch Type               none

        wMaxPacketSize        512

        bInterval               0

      Endpoint Descriptor:

        bLength                 7

        bDescriptorType         5

        bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT

        bmAttributes            2

          Transfer Type            Bulk

          Synch Type               none

        wMaxPacketSize        512

        bInterval               0

  Language IDs: (length=4)

     0409 English(US)