zd1211 10.3 amd64 ..YetAnotherWifiFubarNoob - Suse

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  1. zd1211 10.3 amd64 ..YetAnotherWifiFubarNoob


    Hi,

    My wired/wireless router is a ZIO-wlb5054aip and I just bought an EDUP
    usb dongle for my laptop and their wireless pci card for my desktop to
    go with it. Both of the new add-ons supposedly use the zd1211 kernel
    module. The present kernel is default 2.6.22.13-0.3.

    As I understand it this kernel has the required module built-in.
    I would try to insmod it but nowhere in any of all the documentation
    is the actual-name of the module revealed. Next of course is lsmod
    but that too is more or less futile if one doesn't know what to
    look for in the first place. Suffice it to say that nothing resembling
    zd1211 shows up ..insmod zd1211 or zd1211* and such only produce
    the likes of insmod: can't read 'zd1211': No such file or directory

    Pointing Yast to the pci card (to start somewhere) it wants to know
    if I'm trying to set up a wireless device or an ethernet device, isn't
    this a wireless ethernet device? Yast sees it as a Network Card
    sub: Wireless Interface right below the motherboard's integral
    ethernet facility.

    So I go with wireless and try to add it to the already configred
    onboard ethernet but it wants the module 'name' written in the
    kernel appendese, there we go again.

    I look up possible upgrades because this equipment wasn't aboard
    during isntallation and I find

    zd1211
    zd1211-firmware
    zd1211-kmp-debug
    zd1211-kmp-default
    zd1211-kmp-xen [xen is not installed]

    in addition to 2 or 3 source packages on the supplied CD and assorted
    web sites ALL of which have failed to compile (been at it for 6 hours).

    This is very frustrating, I don't want to air on this ng the number
    of seconds XP took to set it all up, and according to what I've read
    the folks behind zd1211 are very linux friendly too. Could anyone
    please give me some directions other than directly to the corner of F & O?

    TIA

    P.S. Trying to remain connected throughout this for obvious reasons
    I have the onboard ethernet wired to the router which is also wifi
    enabled. Is this a no-no? Does the router have to be present at all
    to set up a usb wifi dongle or a wirelessethernetpcicard?








  2. Re: zd1211 10.3 amd64 ..YetAnotherWifiFubarNoob

    On Fri, 01 Feb 2008 11:24:45 -0500, over.here.from wrote:

    > I would try to insmod it but nowhere in any of all the documentation is
    > the actual-name of the module revealed. Next of course is lsmod but that
    > too is more or less futile if one doesn't know what to look for in the
    > first place. Suffice it to say that nothing resembling zd1211 shows up
    > ..insmod zd1211 or zd1211* and such only produce the likes of insmod:
    > can't read 'zd1211': No such file or directory


    The zd stands for "zydas".

    A little tip that can come in handy for situations where one needs to
    experiment with modules:

    modprobe -l | grep wireless

    will show which wireless modules are present.

  3. Re: zd1211 10.3 amd64 ..YetAnotherWifiFubarNoob


    /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
    Mark South wrote:
    > On Fri, 01 Feb 2008 11:24:45 -0500, over.here.from wrote:
    >
    >> I would try to insmod it but nowhere in any of all the documentation is
    >> the actual-name of the module revealed. Next of course is lsmod but that
    >> too is more or less futile if one doesn't know what to look for in the
    >> first place. Suffice it to say that nothing resembling zd1211 shows up
    >> ..insmod zd1211 or zd1211* and such only produce the likes of insmod:
    >> can't read 'zd1211': No such file or directory

    >
    > The zd stands for "zydas".
    >
    > A little tip that can come in handy for situations where one needs to
    > experiment with modules:
    >
    > modprobe -l | grep wireless
    >
    > will show which wireless modules are present.


    Thanks for that hint, it lists among others

    /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
    so I guess there's no need to install or compile anything

    lsmod gives
    firmware_class 27520 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211softmac 49792 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211 50376 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac



    # insmod zd1211rw
    insmod: can't read 'zd1211rw': No such file or directory



    # insmod zd1211rw.ko
    insmod: can't read 'zd1211rw.ko': No such file or directory



    # insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw
    insmod: can't read '/lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw': No such file or directory



    # insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko

    lsmod now gives

    Module Size Used by
    zd1211rw 69000 0
    firmware_class 27520 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211softmac 49792 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211 50376 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac

    which would mean that the module is loaded I guess.

    So I go to Yast and try to set up the devices, with even the
    usb-dongle plugged into the desktop box and the ethernet cable
    also connected to the router for a total of three connnections.

    Global options include
    NetworkManager
    Request Boroadcast reponse,


    ASUSTeK K8N4-E or A8N-E Mainboard
    Device Name: eth-eth0
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP
    The config dialog allows the selection of one "forcedeth"
    dropdown menu item.
    The connection works


    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    Device Name: wlan-wlan0
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP
    The config dialog shows nothing in the kernel module window
    or in its dropdown list, and if I enter zd1211rw in there it
    doesn't keep it.
    No connection


    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    Device Name: wlan-wlan-bus-usb
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP
    The config dialog shows nothing in the ghosted kernel
    module window.
    No connection


















  4. Re: zd1211 10.3 amd64 ..YetAnotherWifiFubarNoob

    On Fri, 01 Feb 2008 15:17:43 -0500, over.here.from wrote:

    > Mark South wrote:
    >> On Fri, 01 Feb 2008 11:24:45 -0500, over.here.from wrote:
    >>
    >>> I would try to insmod it but nowhere in any of all the documentation
    >>> is the actual-name of the module revealed. Next of course is lsmod but
    >>> that too is more or less futile if one doesn't know what to look for
    >>> in the first place. Suffice it to say that nothing resembling zd1211
    >>> shows up ..insmod zd1211 or zd1211* and such only produce the likes of
    >>> insmod: can't read 'zd1211': No such file or directory

    >>
    >> The zd stands for "zydas".
    >>
    >> A little tip that can come in handy for situations where one needs to
    >> experiment with modules:
    >>
    >> modprobe -l | grep wireless
    >>
    >> will show which wireless modules are present.

    >
    > Thanks for that hint,



    Glad to be of service!


    > it lists among others
    >
    > /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/

    zd1211rw.ko
    > so I guess there's no need to install or compile anything


    That's the one that you want.

    > lsmod gives
    > firmware_class 27520 1 zd1211rw ieee80211softmac 49792 1
    > zd1211rw ieee80211 50376 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac


    I don't know much about the zydas driver, you may want to check up on the
    firmware loading.

    > # insmod zd1211rw
    > insmod: can't read 'zd1211rw': No such file or directory


    I see you needed the full path. ISTR that insmod is deprecated. Try
    modprobe instead, it seems to know the path.

    As I say, you will want to check that the firmware is being loaded
    correctly.

  5. Re: EDUP zd1211(?) based wifi card & dongle

    Mark South wrote:
    >
    > That's the one that you want.


    I spoke too soon. The above was what I got the first time, probably a fluke.
    But when I did it on a 32-bit Satellite1400 laptop it gave an error message
    so I did scene-1/take-2 on the 64bit desktop after a modprobe -r zd1211rw
    ......and ended up with

    # insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
    insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net
    /wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module

    That doesn't look good and if it did nonetheless load on the previous
    attempt (and showed as being loaded) then something here don't smell
    right. It seems that I cannot load the module because it's faulty but
    the OS does ANYWAY on boot. Can't really say. ???

    All I got is pasted-in below. The short of the long being that I
    can't insert the usb-stick driver module, that the OS might be doing
    it anyway but for nothing, and that the wifi lan-card is a total DUD.

    The dongle doesn't do much better on a fresh XP with fix3
    either in spite of a brand new .. building 3rd party drivers list

    Also tried Ndiswrapper but it gives a corrupt dialog list with nothing
    in it after being fed the OEM mini-cd with such files as shown below.



    CD For the dongle:

    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD11BU64.sys
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD11BUXP.SYS
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD11U64.sys
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD11UXP.sys
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD1211BU.CAT
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD1211BU.INF
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD1211U.CAT
    file:///0/odd/Drivers/Windows_XP/ZD1211U.inf

    CD for the card:

    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/FwRad16.bin
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/FwRad17.bin
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/FwRad19.bin
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/t1130_9x.sys
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/t1130_XP.sys
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/tnet1130.cat
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/TNET1130.INF
    file:///0/odd/TI1130 Driver for 98_2000_xp_vista/tnetwcoinst.dll








    ################################################## ###############

    Start:

    # lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 18816 0 ..is the last alphabetical item
    ....

    So I did some more TS


    ################################################## ##################
    Begin Desktop amd-64 oss-10.3-64bit all upgrades

    ================================================== ==================
    Next: plug in the usb wifi dongle (in addition to the wifi ethernet card)


    plug in the usb wifi...
    darkstar:/home/bozo # lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    zd1211rw 69000 0
    firmware_class 27520 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211softmac 49792 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211 50376 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac
    ieee80211_crypt 23168 1 ieee80211
    nls_utf8 18816 0
    ....

    So Yast says

    ASUSTeK K8N4-E or A8N-E Mainboard
    MAC : 00:13:d4:b4:42:55
    Device Name: eth-eth0
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    Device Name: wlan-wlan0
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    Device Name: wlan-wlan-bus-usb
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    # lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    zd1211rw 69000 0
    firmware_class 27520 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211softmac 49792 1 zd1211rw
    ieee80211 50376 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac
    ieee80211_crypt 23168 1 ieee80211
    nls_utf8 18816 0
    ....

    Next: pull wire between onboard asus ethernet & router
    reboot

    #lsmod
    zd1211rw 69000 0

    and that's ALL that begins with a "z"

    Yast dialogs show no change other than noe the onboard
    ethernet also i.e. EVERYTHING in unconnected.



    ================================================== ===================
    Next:

    pull wifi ethernet card
    reboot [only usb dongle and unwired onboard ethernet]

    #lsmod
    zd1211rw 69000 0
    same thing

    Next: Remove dongle and reinsert in another usb port
    same result

    boot.msg clip:

    <6>gameport: NS558 PnP Gameport is pnp00:0d/gameport0, io 0x201, speed 904kHz
    <5>scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic USB SD Reader 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    <5>sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    <5>sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    <5>scsi 6:0:0:1: Direct-Access Generic USB CF Reader 1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    <5>sd 6:0:0:1: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
    <5>sd 6:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
    <5>scsi 6:0:0:2: Direct-Access Generic USB SM Reader 1.02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    <5>sd 6:0:0:2: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
    <5>sd 6:0:0:2: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
    <5>scsi 6:0:0:3: Direct-Access Generic USB MS Reader 1.03 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    <5>sd 6:0:0:3: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
    <5>sd 6:0:0:3: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
    <7>usb-storage: device scan complete
    <3>usb 2-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211_ub. Error number -2
    <3>zd1211rw 2-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    <6>usb 2-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    <4>zd1211rw: probe of 2-2:1.0 failed with error -2
    <4>drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: timeout initializing reports


    Next: pull usb dongle, reinsert wifi pci card, reboot.
    #lsmod
    xt_tcpudp 20096 2 ..is the last alphabetical item

    Don't know if applicable, boot.msg clip

    <6>CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
    <6>CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
    <6>CPU 0/0 -> Node 0
    <6>SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
    <6>Unpacking initramfs... done
    <6>Freeing initrd memory: 4368k freed
    <6>ACPI: Core revision 20070126
    <4>Parsing all Control Methods:
    <4>Table [DSDT](id 0001) - 988 Objects with 86 Devices 316 Methods 37 Regions
    <4>Parsing all Control Methods:
    <4>Table [SSDT](id 0002) - 3 Objects with 0 Devices 0 Methods 0 Regions
    <4> tbxface-0587 [00] tb_load_namespace : ACPI Tables successfully acquired
    <4>evxfevnt-0091 [00] enable : Transition to ACPI mode successful
    <6>Using local APIC timer interrupts.
    <4>result 12564548
    <6>Detected 12.564 MHz APIC timer.
    <6>Brought up 1 CPUs
    <6>NET: Registered protocol family 16
    <6>ACPI: bus type pci registered
    <6>PCI: Using MMCONFIG at e0000000 - efffffff
    <5>PCI: No mmconfig possible on device 00:18

    Yast

    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    Device Name: wlan-wlan0
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Yast/Network Card/Network Settings/Configure/Network Card Setup/Hardware
    dropdown list empty


    # insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
    insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.22.13-0.3-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
    /zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module







    ################################################## ########################
    Begin Laptop [this time a Toshiba Satellite a70 [same results as on 1400]]

    P3 class, oss-10.3-32bit, fresh, no upgrades
    ================================================== ==================

    initial

    lsmod
    zd1211rw 51204 0

    [residual from previous session?]

    Yast

    ZyDAS 802.11b/g USB2 WiFi (not connected)
    Device Name: eth-eth1
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Yast/Network Card/Network Settings/Configure/Network Card Setup/Hardware
    dropdown list empty


    insert dongle

    # lsmod

    zd1211rw 51204 0

    ZyDAS 802.11b/g USB2 WiFi (not connected)
    Device Name: eth-eth1
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Yast/Network Card/Network Settings/Configure/Network Card Setup/Hardware
    dropdown list empty



    reboot with dongle in

    boot.msg clip

    <7>eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
    <6>cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
    <6>cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: clean.
    <6>cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
    <6>cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: excluding 0xc00-0xc07 0xc10-0xc17 0xc50-0xc57 0xc68-0xc6f 0xcd0-0xcd7
    <6>cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
    <6>zd1211rw 2-1:1.0: firmware version 4605
    <6>zd1211rw 2-1:1.0: zd1211 chip 0ace:1211 v4810 high 00-11-e2 AL2230_RF pa0 -----
    <6>zd1211rw 2-1:1.0: eth1
    <6>usbcore: registered new interface driver zd1211rw
    <6>Adding 1028120k swap on /dev/sda10. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1028120k


    # lsmod
    zd1211rw 51204 0



    Yast:

    Network Card (NOT ghosted)
    ZyDAS 802.11b/g USB2 WiFi (not connected)
    MAC : 00:11:e2:03:7e:6e
    Device Name: wlan-eth1
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Yast/Network Card/Network Settings/Configure/Network Card Setup/Hardware
    dropdown list
    zd1211rw

    Genr'l:
    No zone, all traffic blocked: change to extrernal zone.
    No encryption

    Restart Yast

    ZyDAS 802.11b/g USB2 WiFi (not connected)
    MAC : 00:11:e2:03:7e:6e
    Device Name: wlan-eth1
    Started automatically on cable connection
    IP address assigned using DHCP

    Yast/Network Card/Network Settings/Configure/Network Card Setup/Hardware
    dropdown list
    zd1211rw

    - Still not connected
    - Reverted itself to no zone, all traffic blocked


    # modprobe -r zd1211rw (clear the air)

    # insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.5-31-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
    insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.22.5-31-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
    /zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module








  6. Re: zd1211 devices with 10.3 ..one last try then > garbage


    Still can't make it work for the wifi pci ethernet card, or the
    also zd1211 based usb wifi which doesn't even show up in Network Devices.

    Here's what I've done sofar

    System fully updated, including
    kernel upgraded to 2.6.22.17-0.1

    As I understand it this module comes with the above kernel and
    there's no need to install the old one (below).

    Installed:
    zd1211-firmware-1.3-35 - Firmware for ZD1211 USB WLAN sticks
    Firmware for USB WLAN sticks based on the ZyDAS ZD1211 chip
    ===This is supposed to be firmware, installed with Yast.

    NOT Installed:
    (all saying: The old driver for the ZyDas zd1211 chipset based W-Lan cards.)
    zd1211-0.0.83svn-1.1 - The ZyDAS zd1211 driver
    It should provide better functionality than the new one included
    in the kernel 2.6.18rc1 or newer.
    zd1211-kmp-bigsmp - Kernel modules for the zd1211 driver.
    zd1211-kmp-debug - Kernel modules for the zd1211 driver.
    zd1211-kmp-default - Kernel modules for the zd1211 driver.
    zd1211-kmp-xen - Kernel modules for the zd1211 driver.
    zd1211-kmp-xenpae - Kernel modules for the zd1211 driver.



    Some hints found @ & tried
    http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/user...zd1211rw/AddID


    With only the wifi PCI ethernet card plugged-in
    ================================================== ================================
    # dmesg | egrep "zd1211b? chip"
    zd1211rw 1-8:1.0: zd1211 chip 0ace:1211 v4810 high 00-11-e2 AL2230_RF pa0 -----


    # lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c207 Logitech, Inc. WingMan Extreme Digital 3D
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 1307:0163
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


    With both the wifi pci card and the usb wifi dongle plugged-in
    ================================================== =================================
    # dmesg | egrep "zd1211b? chip"
    zd1211rw 1-8:1.0: zd1211 chip 0ace:1211 v4810 high 00-11-e2 AL2230_RF pa0 -----
    zd1211rw 1-8:1.0: zd1211 chip 0ace:1211 v4810 high 00-11-e2 AL2230_RF pa0 -----

    # dmesg | egrep "zd1211? chip"
    zd1211rw 1-8:1.0: zd1211 chip 0ace:1211 v4810 high 00-11-e2 AL2230_RF pa0 -----
    zd1211rw 1-8:1.0: zd1211 chip 0ace:1211 v4810 high 00-11-e2 AL2230_RF pa0 -----

    BOTH devices seem to use the same chip.


    # lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c207 Logitech, Inc. WingMan Extreme Digital 3D
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0ace:1211 ZyDAS 802.11b/g USB2 WiFi
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    i.e. the usb dongle would be Device 009 and the pci card Device 002


    # modprobe zd1211rw
    # (no reaction)

    # lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    firmware_class 13568 3 zd1201,acx,zd1211rw
    ieee80211 35400 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac
    ieee80211_crypt 9728 1 ieee80211
    ieee80211softmac 34432 1 zd1211rw
    usbcore 124268 8 zd1201,acx,zd1211rw,usb_storage,usbhid,ohci_hcd,eh ci_hcd
    zd1201 25092 0
    zd1211rw 51204 0


    plus...

    # modprobe -l | grep wireless
    wireless/ray_cs.ko
    wireless/prism54/prism54.ko
    wireless/orinoco_tmd.ko
    wireless/strip.ko
    wireless/orinoco_plx.ko
    wireless/orinoco_pci.ko
    wireless/zd1211rw/zd1211rw.ko
    wireless/libertas/libertas.ko
    wireless/libertas/usb8xxx.ko
    wireless/hermes.ko
    wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx.ko
    wireless/airo.ko
    wireless/ipw2200.ko
    wireless/ipw2100.ko
    wireless/orinoco_nortel.ko
    wireless/atmel_cs.ko
    wireless/netwave_cs.ko
    wireless/hostap/hostap.ko
    wireless/hostap/hostap_plx.ko
    wireless/hostap/hostap_pci.ko
    wireless/hostap/hostap_cs.ko
    wireless/orinoco.ko
    wireless/orinoco_cs.ko
    wireless/atmel_pci.ko
    wireless/wavelan.ko
    wireless/wl3501_cs.ko
    wireless/airo_cs.ko
    wireless/zd1201.ko
    wireless/wavelan_cs.ko
    wireless/spectrum_cs.ko
    wireless/atmel.ko
    wireless/cfg80211.ko





    As far as "I" can tell everything is staged and Yast should be able
    to detect & configure.

    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    BusID : 0000:05:06.0
    Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device is not present

    If I try to configure
    The device needs a firmware to function properly....
    If you have already downloaded and installed the firmware
    ...this being the case...
    click CONTINUE

    If I go to HARDWARE the only thing in the dropdown list is "acx" and
    no matter what I try with it or with a manually inserted zd1211rw the
    result always ends up

    Wireless Network Card (not connected)
    BusID : 0000:05:06.0
    Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device is not present


    What does all this mean and how can I fix it? What is a kernel device,
    a correct module?

    TIA






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