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Re: Wireless Network Cards

Am Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2006 18:19 schrieb Bob:
> Magnus Therning wrote:
>  > On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 05:13:02PM +0200, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> [snipped...]
>  >> Your biggest problem will be to find out what chipset a specific card
>  >> you are holding in your hands has. But every project I mentioned
>  >> maintains some sort of compatiblity list.
>  >
>  > Yes, that is a BIG problem. Especially since quite a few manufacturers
>  > are in the habit of switching the chipset without disclosing that
>  > anywhere on the boxes :-( When I was shoping around I ended up buying
>  > from an online store that offered Linux compatible HW. It ended up being
>  > about £5 more (including shipping) but it was worth not having to worry
>  > about compatibility.
>  >
>  > The RT cards are also well supported in Linux, the package is called
>  > rt2500-source and the module can be built with module-assistant.
> I don't know what chipset is uses, but I bought a Linksys WMP54G card.
> One of the reviews said they'd got it running under Kubuntu via native
> support. I'm assuming I'll still need to install this wireless-tools
> package. Does anyone now what other kind of config I'll need to do, or
> will Debian just pick it up like any other network card...?

AFAIK there are not much wlan drivers in the kernel, so you have to find out 
which chipset your card uses (with lspci) and install the driver manually. Or 
maybe you are lucky and there is a package for that driver. And configuration 
depends on the driver.



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