Suse 11.1 & Fritz!WLAN USB-Stick?

First of all, sorry for my awful english!!!

That’s my problem:
I’ve installed the newest Fritz!WLAN USB-driver with ndiswrapper. Then I configured the wlan0 in Yast. So it’s the same procedure like in Suse 11.
But the problem is, that I can’t connect to internet that way.
Iwconfig doesn’t show the wlan0. Ndiswrapper is loaded into the kernel but it is “used by” 0 (checked with lsmod). The USB-stick is plugged in (checked with lsusb)

I too am having what seem to be similar problems with a D-LINK usb dongle. I have tried every variation on installing the drivers and firmware using the ndiswrapper, to no avail.

Same thing here with a:
kirk:~ # lsusb
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0ace:1215 ZyDAS WLA-54L WiFi

ndiswrapper -i /media/CD030A4/TL-WN422G/Win98_ME_2K_XP_X64/Driver\ Files/WinXP/ZD1211BU.INF

kirk:~ # ndiswrapper -l
zd1211bu : driver installed
device (0ACE:1215) present (alternate driver: zd1211rw)


But… when I try to add the networkcard in YaST/Network Devices/Network Settings and click on “Add” (just like in the wiki is described, like here: Ndiswrapper howto - openSUSE) and I add “ndiswrapper” to the module name, the networkcard doesn’t show up:

kirk:~ # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

If I go back to the card in YaST, the Module Name entry (where I entered ndiswrapper) is gone :(. Does anyone know how to manually bind /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0 to the driver ¨ndiswrapper"? It should have something to do with udev …


and this seems to be the problem I guess.
From y2log:
2009-01-13 08:53:40 <1> kirk(4741) [YCP] LanItems.ycp:229 write udev rules: $]
2009-01-13 08:53:40 <3> kirk(4741) [Interpreter] LanItems.ycp:260 Couldn’t find an agent to handle ‘.mod“ndiswrapper”’
2009-01-13 08:53:40 <3> kirk(4741) [Interpreter] LanItems.ycp:260 SCR::Write() failed
2009-01-13 08:53:40 <3> kirk(4741) [Interpreter] LanItems.ycp:262 Couldn’t find an agent to handle ‘.mod’
2009-01-13 08:53:40 <3> kirk(4741) [Interpreter] LanItems.ycp:262 SCR::Write() failed
2009-01-13 08:53:40 <1> kirk(4741) [YCP] NetworkInterfaces.ycp:666 Writing configuration

Especially this parts worries me a bit:
Couldn’t find an agent to handle ‘.mod“ndiswrapper”’

Schlafmuetze: Do you see that as well in your logfiles (/var/log/YaST2/
y2log) ?

Perhaps the drivers are in conflict ( I see (alternate driver: zd1211rw) ) and you need to blacklist one of them?


Hi Greg,

Thanks for the reply! I already blacklisted the zd1211rw driver, and made sure it’s not loaded.
lsmod |grep zd1211rw gives an empty reply. I think it’s a YaST bug, but I am not very sure. Anyone with the same problem who can confirm?

I have filed a bug report for it here :

I will follow up once the bug is closed

I’m having similar problems. BTW, please submit your logs to the bugs details as requested.

I will reply as soon as I have my computer back. I am now moving from one continent to another, and my computer is shipped, so it could take some weeks :slight_smile:

suse 11.1 livebox-5a92 sagem ndiswrapper settings get lost too. when i use the zd1211rw driver it get installed and communicates with the livebox but no connection to internet…eagerly hoping for an answer to that
iwconfig give signal strength 57/100
how do i test the network settings and connection?