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  • The device has been tested with WEP (WPA mode not currently supported), using a FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7050 (UI), Firmware-Version 14.04.01 as AP and is currently transmitting this page on a Sony Vaio PCG-SRX51P Notebook with D-Link PCMCIA USB 2.0 Adapter. If you need more help, please look to the WifiDocs page for more support channels or check

http://www.avm.de/de/index.php3?Produkte/FRITZBox/FRITZ_WLAN_USB_Stick for details as well as

~$ man interfaces
  • for configuration options.

Device Info

  • Manufacture: AVM GmbH

  • Model: Fritz!WLAN USB Stick

  • Revision: None visible

  • Device Type: USB

  • Chipset : Texas Instruments TNETW1450

Dapper 6.06 (Kernel 2.6.15-19-386)

Did it configure during install?

  • NO

Did it work by just configuring network settings after install (out of box)?

  • NO

What driver did you use and ease of set up?

Please make sure you have the appropriate Kernel-Headers and GCC in place.

Download the tarball to the current directory and unpack

~$ wget ftp://ftp.avm.de/cardware/fritzwlanusb.stick/linux/suse.10.0/\
> fwlanusb-suse10.0-0.09.00-beta.tar.gz
~$ tar -xvf fwlanusb-suse10.0-0.09.00-beta.tar.gz

For Kernels > 6.13 ( Dapper NOT Breezy) edit fritz/src/buffers.c ( do you need a backup copy ? )

gedit fritz/src/buffers.c

comment out line 203 ( // pool->ubf[ix].urb->transfer_flags |= URB_ASYNC_UNLINK;) as the symbol is no longer available and save.

Go into the source directory and compile

~$ cd fritz/src
~$ sudo make

Copy the new driver to its proper place

~$ sudo mkdir -p /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/usb/net/fritz
~$ sudo cp fwlanusb.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/usb/net/fritz

Register and load the new driver

~$ sudo depmod -a
~$ sudo modprobe fwlanusb

Configure WLAN0 either via Network Settings or by editing "/etc/network/interfaces" ( do you need a backup copy ?? )

~$ gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

and add the following for WEP with DHCP

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless-essid myapname
wireless-key s:myplaintextpassword
auto wlan0

Save the file, insert the WLAN USB Stick and issue

~$ sudo ifup wlan0

The Network connection will be made. If not, issue

~$ sudo dhclient wlan0

Repeat a few times with pauses if necessary.

Ignore the message "5 bad IP checksums seen in 5 packets" if its spurious.

Comments, tips, or other set up help...

To install basic compile support

~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential gcc-3.4

For information on Kernel setup see


CategoryHardware CategoryNetworking CategoryWireless

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