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    [SOLVED] BT Voyager 1055 USB wireless adapter

    I have a BT Voyager 1055 wireless adapter which works fine under Windows, but I can't get it working under Ubuntu (7.10). Following the advice in previous threads, I have -
    - Created /etc/udev/rules.d/99-custom.rules
    - Copied the Windows .sys files to /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmrndis
    - Installed Windows drivers using ndiswrapper -i, depmode -a, modprobe ndiswrapper

    However no joy, it doesn't even show a wireless connection as being present.

    Below in no particular order is the output of some relevant commands - can anyone suggest anything that might be wrong here?

    > ndiswrapper -l
    bcmrndis : driver installed
    device (1690:0715) present

    > cat /etc/udev/rules.d/99-custom.rules
    #START**
    BUS=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0715", SYSFS{idVendor}=="1690", RUN+="/bin/sh -c 'echo 1 > /sys/$devpath/device/bConfigurationValue'"
    #END**

    > iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    > ls -l /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmrndis
    total 84
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 752 2008-04-29 23:51 1690:0715.F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31185 2008-04-29 23:51 bcmrndis.inf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30080 2008-04-29 23:53 rndismp.sys
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12672 2008-04-29 23:53 usb8023.sys

    > ndiswrapper -v
    utils version: 1.9
    driver filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko
    version: 1.45
    vermagic: 2.6.22-14-generic SMP mod_unload 586

    > iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    > sudo ifup wlan0
    Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0.

    > ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:31:EB:4F:4F
    inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::217:31ff:feeb:4f4f/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1855 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1292 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1777429 (1.6 MB) TX bytes:142068 (138.7 KB)
    Interrupt:20 Base address:0xd000

    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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    > cat /etc/network/interfaces
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    > lsusb
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1690:0715 Askey Computer Corp. [hex]
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 004: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:0340 Primax Electronics, Ltd Colorado 9600 Scanner
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    > dmesg|grep -i usb
    [ 27.125812] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    [ 27.125865] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    [ 27.125906] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
    [ 27.127403] USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    [ 29.734894] uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    [ 29.735123] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 29.735179] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 29.836104] uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    [ 29.836298] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 29.836340] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 29.939864] uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    [ 29.940058] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 29.940101] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 30.043714] uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    [ 30.043909] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 30.043952] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 30.075351] usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    [ 30.243968] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 30.486463] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
    [ 30.651073] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 31.408492] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    [ 31.589496] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 31.771882] ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
    [ 31.771952] ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
    [ 31.772104] usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 31.772138] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 31.855544] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    [ 31.983292] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 3
    [ 32.350636] usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    [ 32.484953] usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 32.961117] usb 5-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    [ 33.109655] usb 5-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 33.110906] usb 4-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    [ 33.476014] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
    [ 33.640448] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 38.245522] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
    [ 38.262653] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    [ 38.262797] scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    [ 38.262924] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    [ 38.262929] USB Mass Storage support registered.
    [ 38.263078] usb-storage: device found at 4
    [ 38.263081] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    [ 38.305696] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
    [ 38.318102] usb 5-1: bad CDC descriptors
    [ 38.318133] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
    [ 43.251130] usb-storage: device scan complete

    > lsusb -v -d 1690:0715

    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1690:0715 Askey Computer Corp. [hex]
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 2 Communications
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x1690 Askey Computer Corp. [hex]
    idProduct 0x0715
    bcdDevice 0.06
    iManufacturer 1
    iProduct 2
    iSerial 3
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 48
    bNumInterfaces 2
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0x80
    (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 2 Communications
    bInterfaceSubClass 2 Abstract (modem)
    bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific (MSFT RNDIS?)
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0010 1x 16 bytes
    bInterval 4
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 1
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 2
    bInterfaceClass 10 CDC Data
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x03 EP 3 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 1
    can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
    can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
    cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

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    Re: BT Voyager 1055 USB wireless adapter

    I'm assuming the USB adapter is plugged into your laptop/desktop?

    What wifi broadband router do you have? Is it a BTHomehub?
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    Re: BT Voyager 1055 USB wireless adapter

    Yes to both questions

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    Re: BT Voyager 1055 USB wireless adapter

    I can only share with you how I solved my problem. Others may have an alternative solution.

    I too have a BTHomehub router. My desktop has an ethernet cable connection and works fine (Ubuntu OS). My laptop caused the problem. The laptop originally had a Linksys PCMCIA wifi card that did not have the support of native Linux drivers. Therefore, I configured the Linksys XP driver via ndiswrappper. Intialy, everything worked OK but after a few days the configuration broke down. I was spending more time fixing it than doing anything else. It was driving me nuts. Since then I have discovered that a ndiswrapper solution has flaws.

    So I decided to get me a linix natively supported PCMCIA card from these guys:

    http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/produ...ess/#pidR26799

    OK, it cost me a tenner for a new piece of kit but it works straight out of the box, I didn't have to configure a thing, and it's been running flawlessly for weeks now.

    Hope this may help.

    Best wishes.

    Mark

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that from what I have read on the forums BT do not support open source drivers,
    Last edited by mapes12; May 19th, 2008 at 11:18 PM.
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    Re: BT Voyager 1055 USB wireless adapter

    Thanks, that may be useful as a last resort, but I really would like to get this USB adapter working if possible. It obviously can be done, see the following thread - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=367448 - post #6 more or less describes what I've tried. But I think there is something more basic wrong - for instance, are the 'Bad CDC descriptors' message in the dmesg output, or the 'can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted' in the lsusb output, significant?

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