Re: wireless - is it possible?
On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 23:24:35 +0200
Andreas Janssen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Default User (<email@example.com>) wrote:
> > Easy question: has anyone been able to get any currently available
> > wifi USB or PCMCIA adapter to work with a 2004 Toshiba Satellite
> > M35X-S109 laptop (no built-in wifi), using Debian Etch?
> > Very hard question: if so, how were you able to do it?
> > I have tried a Netgear MA111 (v1?) USB adapter. I have only been able
> > to get it to work "out of the box" with OpenBSD (any recent
> > distribution), and Freespire 1.0.13 (before the switch to an Ubuntu
> > base).
> > I have also tried a Netgear WG111 (v2) adapter. To date, it won't
> > work "out of the box" with any of many non-M$ OSes tried.
> I think one of them uses a ralink chipset, which means that there is a
> driver available, however you need to compile and install it yourself
> (e.g. using module-assistant). The netgear wg511t pcmcia card also
> works, it uses an atheros chipset and runs with the madwifi driver.
> Packages are available in non-free, so you also need to build them
> using non-free. If you want to buy Netgear adapters, take a close look
> at the product name. An additional letter or number can mean that is
> uses a completely different chipset.
if its an ralink chipset than the following package may be the start (gets you
you would still need to compile it
zydass has a module in the kernel, I don't know if it's compiled by default on
debian kernels though (zd1211 I think). You will need izd1211-firmware
package for the firmware, possibly zd1211-source if the sources are not compiled
It says that it supports:
3COM 3CRUSB10075 6891:a727
AOpen 802.11g WL54 07b8:6001
iNexQ UR055g 1435:0711
Sitecom WL-113 0df6:9071
Telegent TG54USB 129b:1666
TwinMOS G240 126F:a006
Yakumo QuickWLAN 0b3b:1630
Airlink+ AWLL3025 0ace:1211
Zyxel ZyAIR G-220 0586:3401
X-Micro XWL-11GUZX 0ace:1211
Edimax EW-7317UG 0ace:1211
Safecom SWLU-5400 07b8:6001
Longshine LCS-8131G 07b8:6001
Planet WL-U356 0ace:1211
Sweex wireless 54MB 5173:1809
Acer WLAN-G-US1 0ace:1211
Trendnet TEW-424UB 0ace:1211
DrayTek Vigor 550 0675:0550
Asus WL-159g 0b05:170c
I have a ralink rt73 based dongle by level one but this one gives quite a bit
of trouble about which driver it will accept (rt2x00 doesn't work, the legacy
rt73 does, but only the new versions)
> Andreas Janssen