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Re: [nslu2-linux] Ovidiu Sas, could you post some more information or drivers about your zd1211b

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  • Ovidiu Sas
    I updated the bb files for the zd1211b: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Custom%20Kernel%20Modules/ Regards, Ovidiu Sas
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      I updated the bb files for the zd1211b:
      http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Custom%20Kernel%20Modules/


      Regards,
      Ovidiu Sas

      On 9/30/07, Ovidiu Sas <sip.nslu@...> wrote:
      > Hi Mr. Markus
      >
      > Building the zd1211b driver is quite straight forward.
      > You will need to set ZD1211REV_B=1 in the Makefile and that's it.
      >
      > In order to get both drivers, I duplicated the zd1121 directory under
      > the name zd1211b. Inside, I fixed the Makefile patch to patch also
      > the ZD1211REV_B and then I built both zd1121 and zd1121b.
      > Like this, I ended up with two ipks:
      > zd1211_r83-r1_ixp4xxbe.ipk
      > zd1211b_r83-r1_ixp4xxbe.ipk
      >
      > Also I needed to build the wireless-tools ipk:
      > wireless-tools_28-pre13-r1_armeb.ipk
      >
      > The wireless config is straight forward (just like any linux wireless
      > interface).
      > If you want, I can post the three ipks under the files section.
      >
      > Let me know if you need more info.
      > I will try to post the tomorrow the zd1211b source files.
      >
      >
      > Regards,
      > Ovidiu Sas
      >
      > On 9/30/07, mr_markas <groups@...> wrote:
      > > Ovidiu,
      > >
      > > I'm getting back into my NSLU2s. I had to set my pet projects down for
      > > awhile due to other life priorities. I'm wondering if you could help
      > > me/us out also having zd1211b based USB WiFi adapters.
      > >
      > > Some back history:
      > >
      > > Over 6 months ago, I was able to setup my development environment for
      > > SlugOS/BE 3.10 beta. Back then, I was able to fiddle a setting, posted
      > > my build notes
      > > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/18054 and the
      > > built zd1211b module posted in this groups files section. I was able
      > > to load it, do some AP Survey, etc. but not having a serial console
      > > access, all my IP configuration stuff didn't work having to make many
      > > blind attempts. ( I've also used
      > > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Peripherals/WirelessNetworkAdapter for
      > > some assistance )
      > >
      > > Back to the present:
      > >
      > > Coming back, I've set up a fresh development environment but am having
      > > issues with it so I can build the 4.x alpha. Not wanting to take too
      > > much time from my family, I'm looking for a pre-built solution or
      > > assistance as I don't mind stay at 3.10 beta a while longer. I will
      > > move to 4.x alpha or OpenWRT if necessary, but if I brick my NSLU2,
      > > I'm pooched - no serial access. (My quick glances also look as though
      > > the SlugOS/BE has significantly more packages than OpenWRT at the moment.)
      > >
      > > I've looked at the SlugOS/BE and OpenWRT feeds, unpacked they zd1211
      > > related files ( kmod and driver ). They don't appear to have the
      > > zd1211b.ko nor a zd1211rw.ko. Maybe I missed something. ( Anybody, is
      > > the OpenWRT zd1211.ko really the zd1211rw? ) It's also possible my old
      > > zd1211b.ko is good having been able to do scans and surveys.
      > >
      > > My request for assistance:
      > >
      > > My questions for you Ovidiu, if you can spare the time:
      > >
      > > 1. Could you make a tarball of your zd1211b related files and post
      > > them in the Files section as I did ( so I and other can try them out ?)
      > >
      > > 2. Could you post your wireless configuring information/files as an
      > > example ( obfuscating or replacing sensitive info appropriately? )
      > >
      > > 3. Could you post your build experience for the zd1211b driver?
      > >
      > > Anything you can provide would be helpful.
      > >
      > > Like I mentioned before, I'm trying to find the road of less
      > > resistance to zd1211b success. Using SlugOS/BE 3.10 is fine by me -
      > > almost preferred. I don't want to risk bricking my Slug with 4.x alpha
      > > or OpenWRT not having on board or USB serial access for Redboot.
      > >
      > > Thanks in advance, Mr. Markus
      >
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