[TriLUG] Wireless g drivers for linux
ppeeler at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 15:36:56 EDT 2004
On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 19:40:18 -0400, Jason White <jason at jw2.org> wrote:
> * William Gomeringer (willg at pihlopase.net) [041024 14:56]:
> > > Are there any wirelss g drivers for wireless G cards in linux?
> > > Thanks
> > You have a few options actually. Here a few sites to get you started.
> > This is the one I use with our HP laptop:
> > http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
> Buddy of mine had a Linksys card (don't remember the model), and the
> only solution to get this card to work was the "windows" emulated
> ndiswrapper, which to me, is just a kludge anyway. He never got it to
> work, so he returned it and bought a Netgear (see below).
> > This one costs money:
> > http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/?PHPSESSID=41a5fb74131121a9a435bc1d362cbdf1
> > Don't know much about this one, but heard others talk about it:
> > http://prism54.org/
> The best card that I've found is the Netgear WG511, which uses the
> prism54 chipset. Works great, with Fedora anyway.
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By far the best option for non-tri-band cards with a 2.6x kernel IMO,
and there is a list there of supported cards. Get the firmware that
you need from the prism54 site and you will have a wealth of options
using the common wireless-tools package for regular use, scanning, and
AP functionality. I am running mine on a debian machine with 2.6.8.
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