You should just download the deb file which can be found here. http://packages.debian.org/lenny/all...mware/download
Once you download the zd1211-firmware_184.108.40.206-0.1_all.deb, thats the one I got just do the deb install command which should be easy.
You will have to cd over to where you placed the file. That is what worked for me.. For some reason I have trouble sometimes with the compressed file. but for the most part it should be simple install. If you do want to use the compressed the zd1211-firmware-1.4.tar then you will have to use this command.
root@bt:~# dpkg -i zd1211-firmware_220.127.116.11-0.1_all.deb
And cd over into the file which zd1211-firmware folder. Once you cd over you will install with these commands.
root@bt:~#tar -xvwf zd1211-firmware-1.4.tar
That is the command that the read me file say's to use. Not in so much detail but as for newbie's like you and me I think we should stick with the deb file. if you need help just go to youtube and search for me, I am curemymind. I will make a video of this soon. Like on thursday.... Im going to the beach on the 18th...
cp zd1211_* /lib/firmware/zd1211
The DEB file is the easiest to understand. Best of luck.
----------------------I WOULD NOT RECOMEND THIS WAY DO TO THE FACT THAT IT WILL UPDATE AND POSSIBLY CRIPLE YOUR SYSTEM, SO CAUTION IS ADVICED--------------------
Or you cand install syanptic pakage manager
Then add the keys
root@bt:~# apt-get install synaptic
root@bt:~# aptitude install debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring
root@bt:~# gpg --recv-keys 4D270D06F42584E6
root@bt:~ gpg --export 4D270D06F42584E6 | apt-key add -
Open up the "Software Sources" wich should now be in your "Dragon Start ICON" then "System" and click on the "Software Sources". In that Gui navigate your self to "Other Software" tab and click on add. And in that "APT Line:" you will add this.
root@bt:~# apt-key add .gnupg/pubring.gpg
From that website. http://packages.debian.org/lenny/all...mware/download
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian lenny main non-free
Once you add it you will click close and it should add. Now just close the "Software Sources" and it should try to update. Let it update.
Now you can open up synaptic and try to find zd1211-firmware but I will just give you the command.
let it install and there you have it . That is how I did it and it worked for me, now my zd1211 chip usb wifi card is working without a problem.
root@bt:~# apt-get install zd1211-firmware