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Old 04-29-2004, 03:42 AM   #1
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Question 3COM USB 11G 3CRWE254G72 & Mandrake


Hi to all

can anyone tell me where to find a suitable driver and procedure of how to set up the 3com 11g USB wireless card using Mandrake?
http://www.3com.com/images/products/...crwe254G72.gif



thanx for help

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Old 05-13-2004, 04:14 AM   #2
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let's investigate this question together

Hello
please collect the lsusb output and post here VID:PID of this product.
mine is not arrived yet but I'm sure I'll need same procedure after so let's start now
 
Old 05-13-2004, 10:54 AM   #3
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lsusb output

Got one myself. Hope someone can make use of it!

Below is taken from my IBM Thinkpad T40

>lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0506:0a11 3Com Corp.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

/Fredrik
 
Old 05-18-2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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any news about ? do you succeed in using it ?
 
Old 06-09-2004, 02:58 PM   #5
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UP !

 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:38 AM   #6
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still awaiting arrival

Hello
I'm sorry, I'm still waiting for arrival of mine

"UP!" means you've got success?

all what I knew is that it's probably PRISM chipset
because that's what I've discovered in .inf (M$ driver def file downloaded from 3com site told me this):

[DeviceList]
%A021_DESC_STR% = PRISM_A021, USB\VID_0506&PID_0A11

[DeviceList.NTx86.5.1]
%A021_DESC_STR% = PRISM_A021_XP, USB\VID_0506&PID_0A11

and it's available in 2.6 at least:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.6/drivers/net/wireless/prism54

but it's mentioned as PCI chipset - might need some modification to work through USB

take a look this site: http://prism54.org/
they might need someone having 3COM-WIFI-USB to test

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Old 06-18-2004, 05:09 AM   #7
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UP !

Nice to hear. Du you have some more info on how you managed it?
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:57 AM   #8
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No sorry...
In italian forums we use write "up" to revive old posts buried under hundreds of new ones...

I guess I must improve my english
 
Old 06-18-2004, 01:31 PM   #9
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I have one of those aswell, got it today actually

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Old 06-21-2004, 02:58 AM   #10
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No sorry...
In italian forums we use write "up" to revive old posts buried under hundreds of new ones...

I guess I must improve my english
Ah! I see. No wonder why I'm confused. That was a dangerous
comment in such a thread.

Nevertheless - according to the prism54.org, USB support seems to be
in the pipeline.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 05:36 AM   #11
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I've got my adapter finally and already tried CVS version for prism54usb
I've made a few modifications to it because original written olny for NetGear
at least it's not crashing and doing something
I'll try to do more at evening
anybody have a willing to try? I can send my fixed for 3Com .gz if you mail me
 
Old 08-17-2004, 06:41 AM   #12
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Any progress?

Has anyone got this working yet? I'd be willing to test this is someone can post the relevant code.

Cheers,
 
Old 08-20-2004, 01:06 AM   #13
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There are reports at prism54.org forums that some people have been successfull using ndiswrapper and windows drivers to make the 3crwe254G72 (3COM OfficeConnect USB 54MBit) work.

http://prism54.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=901
 
Old 12-01-2005, 04:43 PM   #14
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hi,
i got a USRobotics 5422 which i think has the same driver as yours, prism_a02 cause i checked on the windows file driver,
to make it working on linux kernel 2.4.26 i've just installed driverloader and it works well .

hope it can help you

gomul
 
Old 12-02-2005, 10:15 AM   #15
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hi,
i got a USRobotics 5422 which i think has the same driver as yours, prism_a02 cause i checked on the windows file driver,
to make it working on linux kernel 2.4.26 i've just installed driverloader and it works well .

hope it can help you

gomul
Hello gomul
unfortunately I have PowerPC architecture, so I can't use any "wrapper" for WIFI drivers
Ole2
 
  


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