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Re: WUSB54G firmware

On 06/04/2009 07:12 PM, Suvayu Ali wrote:
Jim wrote:
On 06/04/2009 10:57 AM, suvayu ali wrote:
2009/6/2 Jim<mickeyboa sbcglobal net>:

    I'm trying to setup a Linksys WUSB54G and I get this error message
    from DMESG.

    usb 2-2: firmware: requesting l3886usb

    usb 2-2: (p54usb) cannot find firmware (isl3886usb)

    usb 2-2: firmware: requesting isl3890usb

    p54usb: probe of 2-2:1.0 failed with error -2
    usbcore: registered new interface driver p54usb


I 'm just shooting in the dark here, but something worth a try would
be to put both 'isl3886usb' and 'isl3890usb' in /lib/firmware. After
all in the messages it says the kernel is asking for both the
firmwares. Just a thought.


I did give both firmware names as

'isl3886usb' and 'isl3890usb' as you suggested and I'm kind of convinced that the firmware is not right for this adapter.

The firmware I downloaded was for the 2.6.29 kernel, which is what I.m using.

The output of Dmesg is attached.

Looks like that is the case. In that case you can try one of the alternate options to get the firmware. Were you able to find out which chip your adapter uses as I had suggested earlier? If you have that info, you can try looking for it in here


The other option left for you would be to extract the firmware from the windows binary that came with the product. This page from the Prism54 Project page might be of help.


good luck

Well I finally got inside this usb device it has a ;

1915 2234 Linksys WUSB54G OEM NET2280, ISL3880/ISL3886?

http://lekernel.net/prism54/newdrivers.html, I will try to figure what driver it needs.

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