Saturday, February 11, 2012

How to install 1385:5f01 Netgear WPN111 (ar5523 driver)

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1385:5f01 Netgear, Inc WPN111 (no firmware)
If you have the above device or a usb wifi dongle that requires ar5523 driver, you can try the commands and packages I've documented in order to make it work.

The weird thing with this device is that the firmware adds +1 to its ID. If you look at the code (SVN repository), you'll see that it's registered as "1385:5f00".

How to install the device driver
1. Install this package, depending on the version of ubuntu you may have:

2. Execute the following commands, copy-paste them one by one:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic module-assistant
sudo m-a a-i ar5523-source
tar xvf ar5523.tgz ar5523/uath-ar5523.bin --strip 1
sudo mv uath-ar5523.bin /lib/firmware

3. Restart your computer and replug your usb dongle. Hopefully it works. :)



Anonymous said...

I have the same problem - how to install ar5523 into raspberry pi debian wheezy.
I followed instructions which are similar for ubuntu but did not work for me.

can you list the instructions on how to install ar5523 in debian wheezy I followed this link but it failed. contact email

Anonymous said...

You mean this?
You could file a bug about it:
But don't get your hopes up, because a lot of people complained about this usb dongle not working correctly with linux. I would suggest buying a new one.