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The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo zd1211rw}}} in Debian 2.6.32 (2.6.32-41) kernel images. The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo zd1211rw}}} in Debian 2.6.32 (2.6.32-45) kernel images.

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ZyDAS ZD1211/ZD1211B and Atheros AR5007UG devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on ZyDAS ZD1211 chipsets on Debian systems.

zd1211rw is a driver for ZyDAS ZD1211, ZD1211B and Atheros AR5007UG USB 802.11g wireless LAN chipsets, part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.18. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

After being acquired by Atheros, the ZyDAS ZD1211B chipset was rebranded as the "Atheros AR5007UG", also known as AR2524/AR5524. Devices with chipsets bearing these names are also supported.

Non-free firmware is required, which can be provided by installing the zd1211-firmware package.

This driver is not to be confused with the zd1201 driver which supports the ZD1201 802.11b chipset.


Firmware is required to be installed for device operation:

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list for your Debian version, for example:

    # Debian Squeeze/6.0
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
  2. Install the wireless-tools and zd1211-firmware packages:

    aptitude update && aptitude install wireless-tools zd1211-firmware
  3. Connect the device to your system. The zd1211rw kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  4. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.


  • Examine the kernel ring buffer (dmesg(1)) to verify required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. Lack of firmware is the usual reason for the "SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory" error message.

  • For devices not recognised by the driver, see these instructions on Linux Wireless for adding a device ID.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/USB explains how to identify a USB device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo zd1211rw in Debian 2.6.32 (2.6.32-45) kernel images.

  • USB: 0053:5301 Planex GW-US54ZGL 802.11bg
    USB: 0105:145F Trust International B.V. NW-3100 802.11b/g 54Mbps Wireless Network Adapter [zd1211]
    USB: 0411:00DA BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) WLI-U2-KG54L 802.11bg [ZyDAS ZD1211B]
    USB: 0471:1236 Philips (or NXP) SNU5600 802.11bg
    USB: 0471:1237 Philips (or NXP) TalkTalk SNU5630NS/05 802.11bg
    USB: 050D:705C Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v4000 [Zydas ZD1211B]
    USB: 054C:0257 Sony Corp. IFU-WLM2 USB Wireless LAN Module (Wireless Mode)
    USB: 0586:3401 ZyXEL Communications Corp. ZyAIR G-220 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:3402 ZyXEL Communications Corp. ZyAIR G-220F 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:3407 ZyXEL Communications Corp. G-200 v2 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:3409 ZyXEL Communications Corp. AG-225H 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:340A ZyXEL Communications Corp. M-202 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:340F ZyXEL Communications Corp. G-220 v2 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:3410 ZyXEL Communications Corp. ZyAIR G-202 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:3412 ZyXEL Communications Corp. 802.11bg
    USB: 0586:3413 ZyXEL Communications Corp. ZyAIR AG-225H v2 802.11bg
    USB: 079B:004A Sagem XG-760A 802.11bg
    USB: 079B:0062 Sagem XG-76NA 802.11bg
    USB: 07B8:6001 AboCom Systems Inc 802.11bg
    USB: 07FA:1196 DrayTek Corp. BWIFI-USB54AR 802.11bg
    USB: 083A:4505 Accton Technology Corp. SMCWUSB-G 802.11bg
    USB: 083A:E501 Accton Technology Corp. ZD1211B
    USB: 083A:E503 Accton Technology Corp. Arcadyan WN4501 802.11b/g
    USB: 083A:E506 Accton Technology Corp. WUS-201 802.11bg
    USB: 0ACE:1211 ZyDAS ZD1211 802.11g
    USB: 0ACE:1215 ZyDAS ZD1211B 802.11g
    USB: 0ACE:2011 ZyDAS Virtual media for 802.11bg
    USB: 0ACE:20FF ZyDAS Virtual media for 802.11bg
    USB: 0ACE:A211 ZyDAS ZD1211 802.11b/g Wireless Adapter
    USB: 0ACE:B215 ZyDAS 802.11bg
    USB: 0B05:170C ASUSTek Computer, Inc. WL-159g 802.11bg
    USB: 0B05:171B ASUSTek Computer, Inc. A9T wireless 802.11bg
    USB: 0B3B:1630 Tekram Technology Co., Ltd QuickWLAN 802.11bg
    USB: 0B3B:5630 Tekram Technology Co., Ltd 802.11bg
    USB: 0BAF:0121 U.S. Robotics USR5423 802.11bg Wireless Adapter [ZyDAS ZD1211B]
    USB: 0CDE:001A Z-Com 802.11bg
    USB: 0DF6:0036 Sitecom Europe B.V. WL-603 Wireless Adapter
    USB: 0DF6:9071 Sitecom Europe B.V. WL-113 rev 1 Wireless Network USB Adapter
    USB: 0DF6:9075 Sitecom Europe B.V. WL-117 Hi-Speed USB Adapter
    USB: 126F:A006 TwinMOS G240 802.11bg
    USB: 129B:1666 CyberTAN Technology TG54USB 802.11bg
    USB: 129B:1667 CyberTAN Technology 802.11bg
    USB: 13B1:001E Linksys WUSBF54G 802.11bg
    USB: 13B1:0024 Linksys WUSBF54G v1.1 802.11bg
    USB: 1435:0711 Wistron NeWeb UR055G 802.11bg
    USB: 14EA:AB13 Planex Communications GW-US54Mini 802.11bg
    USB: 157E:300A TRENDnet TEW-429UB 802.11bg
    USB: 157E:300B TRENDnet TEW-429UB 802.11bg
    USB: 157E:300D TRENDnet TEW-429UB C1 802.11bg
    USB: 157E:3204 TRENDnet Allnet ALL0298 v2 802.11bg
    USB: 1582:6003 Fiberline WL-430U 802.11bg
    USB: 1740:2000 Senao NUB-8301 802.11bg
    USB: 2019:5303 PLANEX GW-US54GXS 802.11bg
    USB: 6891:A727 3Com 3CRUSB10075 802.11bg [ZyDAS ZD1211]

See Also

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