Bug 154832 - Request support for Linksys WUSB11 Wireless USB Adapter
Request support for Linksys WUSB11 Wireless USB Adapter
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-04-14 10:38 EDT by David W. Legg
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-21 18:58:40 EDT
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Description David W. Legg 2005-04-14 10:38:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
The WUSB11 wireless USB adapter is quite a common device and is support by the wlan prism2_usb driver. Wouldn't it be cool to have it supported by Fedora out-of-the-box, both in the kernel and the wireless-tools package.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in WUSB11

Actual Results:  /var/log/messages indicates device not recognised by a driver.
Only the USB adapter itself is spotted.

Expected Results:  The prism_usb module should get loaded and the redhat-network-config tool should enable the user to configure the network interface.

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Comment 1 Rik van Riel 2005-04-14 13:05:09 EDT

is the prism2_usb driver in the upstream kernel ?

If not, this would be better done as an external kernel module RPM in Fedora
Comment 2 David W. Legg 2005-04-14 17:37:27 EDT
Either way seems fine to me.

How does one look inside the upstream kernel?

But why leave it festering amongst the extras? It must be a popular device
because it is well established and cheap.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-04-21 18:58:40 EDT
the problem with merging this into Fedora is that it uses wireless
infrastructure (wlan-ng) that isnt currently present in the kernel, and merging
it would effectively fork our wireless support from that as shipped in
kernel.org kernels, which isn't going to happen.

I'd suggest further discussion on getting this merged upstream happen on the
wlan-ng mailing lists, and/or netdev@oss.sgi.com

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