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Did you copy the firmware into the right directory? Seemingly not, because this error is very common when it tries to load the firmware but cannot find it. You should be able to verify this by typing dmesg as root.
Did you ever get this problem with your wireless connnection resolved? I am having exactly the same problem. Card works fine under XP but under Linux (Fedora Core 2), I get this Set Bit Rate (8B20) error followed by the mysterious message about SIOCSIFFLAGS
Have a look at prism54 project . You can download firmware from here. It gives you instructions where to place the file. Kernel 2.6 already has the prism driver as standard, so you dont need to install the driver, just the firmware.
I am also having this same problem on a brand new FC2 laptop from Eracks. As I assume they are not Linux newbies like myself, I don't think they put the firmware in the wrong place. I also checked out the Prism54.org site and verified that the firmware is in the right place.
Nevertheless, wireless does not work. The WiFi monitor show "100%", but I can't connect through wireless. On bootup, eth1 FAILs with the "Error "Set Bit Rate" (8B20)" SIOSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory message. Eracks customer service asked for a dmesg dump, then reported that everything was working fine (via email)- I have the computer and I can assure you, it ain't workin'. They referred me to the LUGs and site like this, but I have yet to see a solution offered that actually works.
Does the problem have something to do with WEP? Does the Prism54GT card support 256 bit encryption?
Make sure that you have the right firmwarre driver for the card and its named correctly. The Prism54 website suggests that you use an older version of firmware till you get one that works. I've found that its really a case of trial and error and annoyingly, one thing doesnt always work for everyone else.
The prism site says to put the firmware in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware, but I couldn't get the message to go away until I copied it to /etc/firmware. However, this still didn't make it work using ifconfig eth1 up. However, it would always work if I fired up fedora's network gui and and activated that way.
OK, it's not going to win any points for elegance, but I've got a solution that gets this working, at least for me, using Fedora Core 2 on the above-linked laptop. Here's my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1:
I get the same ERROR messages you all are getting and I have put the firmware in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware and /etc/firmware and renamed it isl3890.arm... I am useing Fedora Core 3 test 2.
Any one have step by step information on how to set up a wireless pic