wireless netgear usb wg111v2

Been doing some reading here and needing some help since all the forums here isn’t for 11.2
i have the above mentioned usb wireless device and have downloaded the firmware and have renamed it now i need to know is where to put the firmware and get this wireless to work i hate the cable stretched across the floor lol any help would be appreciated

On 01/16/2010 12:36 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> Been doing some reading here and needing some help since all the forums
> here isn’t for 11.2
> i have the above mentioned usb wireless device and have downloaded the
> firmware and have renamed it now i need to know is where to put the
> firmware and get this wireless to work i hate the cable stretched across
> the floor lol any help would be appreciated

What firmware did you download? AFAIK, that device needs no external firmware.

I downloaded this firmware
isl3887usb.arm
if you need any other info let me know am more than happy to provide it
all that i know is that the boot log says looking for firmware but wont load it

On 01/16/2010 02:36 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> I downloaded this firmware
> isl3887usb.arm
> if you need any other info let me know am more than happy to provide it
> all that i know is that the boot log says looking for firmware but wont
> load it

Please post the output of ‘dmesg | grep firmware’.

I have a Netgear WG111V2 that uses the rtl8187 driver and does not need external
firmware.

there is no output from dmesg | grep firmware

heres this though if it helps
@linux-r8qi:~> /usr/bin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:4240 NetGear, Inc. WG111v2 54 Mbps Wireless [RealTek RTL8187L]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 048: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical

and this is from the startup log

8.162403] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
<3> 8.173730] usb 1-1: (p54usb) cannot load firmware isl3887usb (-2)!
<6> 8.174244] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb_bare
<4> 8.192350] p54usb: probe of 1-1:1.0 failed with error -2
<6> 8.192389] usbcore: registered new interface driver p54usb

Heres this from the hardware info from yast

52: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_846_4240_3887_0000_if0
Unique ID: ADDn.bQ0XgQATZD7
Parent ID: k4bc.9T1GDCLyFd9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0
SysFS BusID: 1-1:1.0
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: “NetGear WG111 WiFi (v2)”
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0846 “NetGear, Inc.”
Device: usb 0x4240 “WG111 WiFi (v2)”
Revision: “10.20”
Serial ID: “3887-0000”
Speed: 480 Mbps
Module Alias: “usb:v0846p4240d1020dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFF”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: p54usb is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe p54usb”
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #48 (Hub)

On 01/16/2010 06:16 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> there is no output from dmesg | grep firmware
>
> heres this though if it helps
> @linux-r8qi:~> /usr/bin/lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:4240 NetGear, Inc. WG111v2 54 Mbps Wireless
> [RealTek RTL8187L]
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 004 Device 048: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical

I did not think you needed any firmware. Not all wireless devices do.

Please post the output of

/usr/sbin/iwconfig
sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
/sbin/route -n
cat /etc/resolv.conf

@linux-r8qi:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

@linux-r8qi:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
root’s password:
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

@linux-r8qi:~> /sbin/route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

@linux-r8qi:~> cat /etc/resolv.conf

search hsd1.mo.comcast.net.
nameserver 192.168.0.1

On a side note from the looks of it you could just come to my house and fix it for me lol

On 01/16/2010 06:36 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> Heres this from the hardware info from yast
>
> 52: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
> [Created at usb.122]
> UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_846_4240_3887_0000_if0
> Unique ID: ADDn.bQ0XgQATZD7
> Parent ID: k4bc.9T1GDCLyFd9
> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0
> SysFS BusID: 1-1:1.0
> Hardware Class: unknown
> Model: “NetGear WG111 WiFi (v2)”
> Hotplug: USB
> Vendor: usb 0x0846 “NetGear, Inc.”
> Device: usb 0x4240 “WG111 WiFi (v2)”
> Revision: “10.20”
> Serial ID: “3887-0000”
> Speed: 480 Mbps
> Module Alias: “usb:v0846p4240d1020dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFF”
> Driver Info #0:
> Driver Status: p54usb is active
> Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe p54usb”
> Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
> Attached to: #48 (Hub)

The line below fooled me:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:4240 NetGear, Inc. WG111v2 54 Mbps Wireless
[RealTek RTL8187L]

Despite what this line says, the device is not a RealTek RTL8187L. It uses the
driver p54usb, which does need external firmware.

Are you sure that ‘dmesg | grep firmware’ produced no output? When my p54usb is
plugged in, I get the following:

usb 1-5: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
phy1: p54 detected a LM87 firmware

That file isl3887usb is placen in /lib/firmware.

yep there wasn’t anything that showed up when i typed dmesg | grep firmware into terminal as user and as root

i’ve watched at boot up and always shows this which i found in the boot up log
and this is from the startup log

8.162403] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
<3> 8.173730] usb 1-1: (p54usb) cannot load firmware isl3887usb (-2)!
<6> 8.174244] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb_bare
<4> 8.192350] p54usb: probe of 1-1:1.0 failed with error -2
<6> 8.192389] usbcore: registered new interface driver p54usb

i put the file but i might have put it 1 more dir in will check it out

On 01/16/2010 09:56 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> yep there wasn’t anything that showed up when i typed dmesg | grep
> firmware into terminal as user and as root
>
> i’ve watched at boot up and always shows this which i found in the boot
> up log
> and this is from the startup log
>
> 8.162403] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
> <3> 8.173730] usb 1-1: (p54usb) cannot load firmware isl3887usb (-2)!
> <6> 8.174244] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb_bare
> <4> 8.192350] p54usb: probe of 1-1:1.0 failed with error -2
> <6> 8.192389] usbcore: registered new interface driver p54usb
>
> i put the file but i might have put it 1 more dir in will check it out

Your ‘dmesg | less’ should start with something like:

Linux version 2.6.33-rc4-wl (finger@larrylap) (gcc version 4.4.1 [gcc-4_4-branch
revision 150839] (SUSE Linux) ) #298 SMP Fri Jan 15 11:32:08 CST 2010
Command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TOSHIBA_MK2546GSX_18C2P0KCT-part1
resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TOSHIBA_MK2546GSX_18C2P0KCT-part5 splash=silent quiet
nmi_watchdog=0 vga=0x317
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009e000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009e000 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000d2000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 00000000bbf50000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000bbf50000 - 00000000bbf65000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000bbf65000 - 00000000bbf66000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000bbf66000 - 00000000c0000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

If yours is different, then the kernel buffer that holds it has wrapped around.
In this is the case and you are asked to grep the contents, you should reboot first.

The firmware file isl3887usb should be in /lib/firmware. You can download that
firmware from

http://daemonizer.de/prism54/prism54-fw/fw-usb/2.13.24.0.lm87.arm

do i rename it to isl3887lusb.arm?

now i got this
@linux-r8qi:~> dmesg | grep firmware
9.377657] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
9.412654] usb 1-5: (p54usb) cannot load firmware isl3887usb (-2)!
9.413166] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting isl3887usb_bare

On 01/17/2010 10:46 AM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> do i rename it to isl3887lusb.arm?

If I had meant xxxx.arm, both the dmesg output and I would have said that. It
should be “isl3887usb”.

Thank very much for your help and patients it is working perfectly now
i just wish i would have known about the renaming it without the extension never would have thought that cause nothing ever said that it just said rename the file

ok is there something i need to do to keep it active? or do you think it is just going bad
cause it keeps turning off and reconnecting

On 01/17/2010 04:06 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> ok is there something i need to do to keep it active? or do you think it
> is just going bad
> cause it keeps turning off and reconnecting

What does the dmesg output say is the reason for disconnecting?

136.977123] usb 1-3: Product: NETGEAR WG111
136.977131] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: GlobespanVirata
136.977139] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 3887-0000
136.977330] usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
137.092040] usb 1-3: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
137.225670] usb 1-3: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
137.238319] phy2: p54 detected a LM87 firmware
137.238345] p54: rx_mtu reduced from 3240 to 2384
137.238354] phy2: FW rev 2.13.24.0 - Softmac protocol 5.9
137.238363] phy2: cryptographic accelerator WEP:YES, TKIP:YES, CCMP:YES
138.234490] phy2: hwaddr 00:0f:b5:01:b5:86, MAC:isl3887 RF:Frisbee
138.239605] phy2: Selected rate control algorithm ‘minstrel’
138.240080] Registered led device: p54-phy2::assoc
138.240126] Registered led device: p54-phy2::tx
138.240155] Registered led device: p54-phy2::rx
138.240184] Registered led device: p54-phy2::radio
138.240207] usb 1-3: is registered as ‘phy2’
145.968462] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
145.973440] wlan0: authenticated
145.973447] wlan0: associate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
145.977100] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:24:01:f6:42:82 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=3)
145.977108] wlan0: associated
146.175798] wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
156.948436] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
156.951618] wlan0: authenticated
156.951621] wlan0: associate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
156.955289] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:24:01:f6:42:82 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=3)
156.955297] wlan0: associated
206.259093] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
233.886651] wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
240.056477] eth0: link down
240.726369] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
240.728986] wlan0: authenticated
240.728994] wlan0: associate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
240.733363] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:24:01:f6:42:82 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=3)
240.733370] wlan0: associated
240.734505] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
251.478172] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
251.481062] wlan0: authenticated
251.481070] wlan0: associate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
251.485314] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:24:01:f6:42:82 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=3)
251.485321] wlan0: associated
251.486426] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
260.702172] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
260.704891] wlan0: authenticated
260.704899] wlan0: associate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
260.709107] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:24:01:f6:42:82 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=3)
260.709114] wlan0: associated
260.710246] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
271.455509] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
271.467097] wlan0: authenticated
lines 667-719

On 01/18/2010 04:06 PM, Havoc65 wrote:
>
> 136.977123] usb 1-3: Product: NETGEAR WG111
> 136.977131] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: GlobespanVirata
> 136.977139] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 3887-0000
> 136.977330] usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> 137.092040] usb 1-3: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
> address 4
> 137.225670] usb 1-3: firmware: requesting isl3887usb
> 137.238319] phy2: p54 detected a LM87 firmware
> 137.238345] p54: rx_mtu reduced from 3240 to 2384
> 137.238354] phy2: FW rev 2.13.24.0 - Softmac protocol 5.9
> 137.238363] phy2: cryptographic accelerator WEP:YES, TKIP:YES,
> CCMP:YES
> 138.234490] phy2: hwaddr 00:0f:b5:01:b5:86, MAC:isl3887 RF:Frisbee
> 138.239605] phy2: Selected rate control algorithm ‘minstrel’
> 138.240080] Registered led device: p54-phy2::assoc
> 138.240126] Registered led device: p54-phy2::tx
> 138.240155] Registered led device: p54-phy2::rx
> 138.240184] Registered led device: p54-phy2::radio
> 138.240207] usb 1-3: is registered as ‘phy2’
> 145.968462] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
> 145.973440] wlan0: authenticated
> 145.973447] wlan0: associate with AP 00:24:01:f6:42:82
> 145.977100] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:24:01:f6:42:82 (capab=0x431
> status=0 aid=3)
> 145.977108] wlan0: associated
> 146.175798] wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)

Deauthentication for reason 3 means that the access point went offline. Why? I
cannot really say other that your device is not doing what the AP expects.

I think there is a compat-wireless package for you 11.1 kernel (You do have
11.1?). That should be better than kernel 2.6.27.

Im actually running 11.2 KDE 4.3.4 on that computer and i did add that repo for the compat wireless and installed it