I recently installed OpenSuse 11.1 and have been facing tons of issues with my wg111v2 USB wireless adapter.
I have been reading that 11.1 supports the adpater out-of-the-box, what does it exactly mean? When I tried to connect it right after installation, I got the following error
Firmware isl3887usb_bare not found. I am still not sure how some of the posters here got that working :(.
I then went on to download the driver from Linux Wireless.
Before we get there here is some info about my setup
uname -r 18.104.22.168-9-pae
lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0846:4240 NetGear, Inc. WG111v2 54 Mbps Wireless [RealTek RTL8187L]
So, I got the prism firmware from the above site (
USB 2nd generation (ISL3887) → isl3887usb_bare → Kernel older than 2.6.28)
In YAST, configured to use networkmanager, restarted the m/c and plugged-in the USB adapter. I finally was able to see my wireless network and was able to browse the net.
However, the fun didn’t last longer, intermittently the connection keeps dropping. The only way to get it to work again is unplug and replug the WG111.
When the connection is dropped, dmesg gives following error:
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present phy0: unknown frame RXed (0x1e) wlan0: No ProbeResp from current AP aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff - assume out of range wlan0: authenticate with AP aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff wlan0: authenticate with AP aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff wlan0: authenticate with AP aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff wlan0: authentication with AP aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff timed out usb 2-4: USB disconnect, address 3
After the unplug/replug sequence, network again works for some time before disconnection.
The frustrating part is, I had somehow got it to work a few weeks back, but then when I tried to install the NVidia drivers, the kernel got updated and everything got screwed up. Today evening I finally reformatted and reinstalled 11.1 again to get a clean slate, however the same problem has started again.
Any suggestion what could be causing this frequent disconnects?
Also, can someone explain me what is really the out-of-box support if I have to get the right driver file?