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MA111 under Debian Etch Linux - Can't get it to show up.

I have been attempting to get my MA111 wireless adapter recognized by my system. I have installed the following Debian Packages:

apt-get install linux-wlan-ng linux-wlan-ng-doc linux-wlan-ng-firmware

and I have run :
/usr/bin/linux-wlan-ng-build-firmware-deb

and installed the resulting Deb Package.

I still can't find any reference to prism2_usb for my adapter, or see anything under modprob.

The following is what I see in /proc/bus/usb/devices:

T:  Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
B:  Alloc=  0/900 us ( 0%), #Int=  0, #Iso=  0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.18-6-686 uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1f.4
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   2 Ivl=255ms

T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
B:  Alloc=  0/900 us ( 0%), #Int=  0, #Iso=  0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.18-6-686 uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1f.2
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   2 Ivl=255ms
tail: /proc/bus/usb/devices: file truncated

T:  Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
B:  Alloc=  0/900 us ( 0%), #Int=  0, #Iso=  0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.18-6-686 uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1f.4
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   2 Ivl=255ms

T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
B:  Alloc=  0/900 us ( 0%), #Int=  0, #Iso=  0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.18-6-686 uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1f.2
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   2 Ivl=255ms

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#=  8 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0846 ProdID=4110 Rev= 1.32
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=83(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=1ms



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AmadorkAuthor Commented:
#lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0846:4110 NetGear, Inc. MA111 WiFi (v1)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
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rindiCommented:
Try the windows drivers with ndiswrapper.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

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AmadorkAuthor Commented:
You know, I've used that before and should have thought of that. I'll give it a shot and let you know my results.

I won't be able to test it until this evening, but I'll let you know.
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AmadorkAuthor Commented:
ok, I'm almost there. ndiswrapper is compiled with the kernel and loaded. I'm not sure why wlan0 isn't showing up though...

This is the output of dmesg and ifup wlan0:

[71566.179197] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[71566.332023] usb 1-2: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[71566.499569] ndiswrapper: driver netma111 (NETGEAR,11/19/2002, 2.0.9) loaded
[71567.393339] wlan0: ethernet device 00:09:5b:42:96:63 using NDIS driver: netma111, version: 0x20009, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NETGEAR MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter', 0846:4110.F.conf
[71567.400076] ndiswrapper (set_ndis_auth_mode:626): setting auth mode to 3 failed (C0010015)
[71567.400089] wlan0: encryption modes supported: none
[71567.420248] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
UniTV:~# ifup wlan0
Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0.
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AmadorkAuthor Commented:
Ok, added an entry to /etc/network/interfaces  :-)
I can onw ifup wlan0, I think I got it, I just need to figure out the settings.

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AmadorkAuthor Commented:
Something is weird about the MA111, and I still couldn't get it running. I have another adapter I got running in about 15 minutes. I'll go ahead and award points since ndiswrapper really should have worked, but I did not get it working properly.
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