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No wlan with FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N 2.4 on OpenSuSE 11.2

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http://forums.opensuse.org – There is no wlan0 interface when trying to run FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N 2.4 on OpenSuSE 11.2, though it works fine on Fedora 11 and Mandriva Spring 2009.1. All 64bit. Contrary to Fedora and Mandriva, there is no need to compile the compat-wireless module ar9170usb for OpenSuSE 11.2 because the kernel is very recent and includes this driver. Kernel: 2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop The /var/log/messages gives this after I put the stick in the PC. At first it is seen as a mass storage device: Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.420755] usb 1-5.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.540834] usb 1-5.1: New USB device found, idVendor=057c, idProduct=84ff Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.540841] usb 1-5.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=16, Product=32, SerialNumber=48 Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.540847] usb 1-5.1: Product: FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N 2.4 Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.540852] usb 1-5.1: Manufacturer: AVM Berlin Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.540856] usb 1-5.1: SerialNumber: 001F3F092D40 Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.540958] usb 1-5.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.542964] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.543072] usb-storage: device found at 4 Nov 27 22:00:24 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 73.543075] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning Nov 27 22:00:25 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 74.551261] scsi 7:0:0:0: CD-ROM FRITZ! WLAN selfinstall 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS Nov 27 22:00:25 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 74.553620] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 52x/52x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray Nov 27 22:00:25 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 74.553728] sr 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 Nov 27 22:00:25 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 74.553799] sr 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg7 type 5 Nov 27 22:00:25 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 74.554181] usb-storage: device scan complete Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.321360] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.321371] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current] Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.321379] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] Add. Sense: Logical block address out of range Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.321388] end_request: I/O error, dev sr1, sector 3784 Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.321394] Buffer I/O error on device sr1, logical block 946 . many more of these errors follow . Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.459312] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.459324] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current] Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.459333] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] Add. Sense: Logical block address out of range Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.459344] end_request: I/O error, dev sr1, sector 3784 Nov 27 22:00:26 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 75.459351] Buffer I/O error on device sr1, logical block 946 Then the stick is finally recognized as a wlan device (I think): Nov 27 22:01:56 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 165.117053] usb 1-5.1: USB disconnect, address 4 Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.317406] usb 1-5.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5 Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.437484] usb 1-5.1: New USB device found, idVendor=057c, idProduct=8402 Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.437494] usb 1-5.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=16, Product=32, SerialNumber=48 Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.437502] usb 1-5.1: Product: FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N 2.4 Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.437509] usb 1-5.1: Manufacturer: AVM Berlin Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.437515] usb 1-5.1: SerialNumber: 001F3F092D40 Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.437620] usb 1-5.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice Nov 27 22:01:57 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.475377] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain Nov 27 22:01:58 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 166.564199] usb 1-5.1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5 Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 167.671666] usb 1-5.1: firmware: requesting ar9170.fw Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.081308] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x8114 Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.081311] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.081314] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.081316] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37 Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.081319] ath: Country alpha2 being used: DE Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.081320] ath: Regpair used: 0x37 Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.107468] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel' Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.108119] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: DE Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.108717] Registered led device: ar9170-phy0::tx Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.108764] Registered led device: ar9170-phy0::assoc Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.108769] usb 1-5.1: Atheros AR9170 is registered as 'phy0' Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa kernel: [ 168.108810] usbcore: registered new interface driver ar9170usb Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa ifup: interface 'wmaster0' is a wlan helper interface. Exiting. Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa ifup: wlan0 Nov 27 22:01:59 linux-3mwa ifup: No configuration found for wlan0 But it does not work. I cannot configure it with YaST because YaST does not see it. iwconfig gives: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. eth1 no wireless extensions. wmaster0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 Command ifconfig strangely enough does not even see the ethernet connection. It gives only this: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:76 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:76 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:5000 (4.8 Kb) TX bytes:5000 (4.8 Kb) (Distributions)