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Re: wireless - is it possible?



On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 11:26 -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> Default User(xyzzyx@sbcglobal.net) is reported to have said:
> > On Sat, 2007-04-28 at 22:36 -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> > > 
> <--<snip>-->
> 
> > > To find out which chipset your dongles use, try Googleing with
> > > " linux WG111".  You should have the chipset in the 1st or 2nd page.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Take a look at <http://madwifi.org> .  Look for the Compatibility
> > > page.  It shows all of the Atheros cards that work with the madwifi
> > > drivers.  I have had very good results with the Netgear WG511U V2
> > > PCMCIA cards.  Very easy to setup and operate in a lot of different
> > > modes.
> > > 
> > > The latest madwifi packages in testing (0.9.3-1) are working here on 3
> > > Thinkpads and 2 desktops.  
> > > 
> > > I have 2 USB dongles that use the rt2x00 drivers but they only partially
> > > work.  It took me less then an hour to get the WG511U's running as in
> > > AP, Ad-Hoc and Managed modes.  They are realy good in wardriving as
> > > well with kismet.
> <--<snip>-->
> 
> > 
> > About the Netgear WG111, the madwifi site says:
> > "Rev 02 has a TI chip, and is not compatible (Device Information :
> > 104c:9066, Work with ndiswrapper)."
> > 
>  That's why I didn't buy one.
> 
> > The site does not seem to mention the MA111. 
> >
> 
> So, if you checked on google first, you would not have purchased either
> one of those.  See, your learning.
> 
> > I did install ndiswrapper-common, but when I run sudo ndiswrapper, i
> > get: 
> > "Error: no versions of ndiswrapper found!"
> 
> Another lesson learned!  You didn't install everything required.  
> 
> VT1 root-3-TESTING:~# apt-cache search ndiswrapper
> ndiswrapper-common - Common scripts required to use the utilities for ndiswrapper
> ndiswrapper-source - Source for the ndiswrapper linux kernel module
> ndiswrapper-utils - Userspace utilities for ndiswrapper
> ndiswrapper-utils-1.1 - Userspace utilities for ndiswrapper
> ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 - Userspace utilities for the ndiswrapper linux kernel module
> 
> <--<snip>-->
> 
> I do not want to use ndiswrapper.  I did a lot of searching for, not
> only a Wireless card, but one that would function on Linux.  I don't
> know anything about how to use ndiswrapper so can't help you with it.
> 
> I can tell you that _installing_ it is no different then installing
> the madwifi drivers.  If you learn how to install it, you are well on
> your way.  Don't forget Google. The ndiswrapper _is_ used on linux by
> a lot of people and many have pointed out how they accomplished it, on
> Google.
> 
> Good Luck!
> 
> Wayne
> 
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> 
> 

So far, two wireless adapters have been mentioned as working with Etch,
(assembly required):  

Netgear WG511U V2 pcmcia card
Netgear WG511T pcmcia card

Is anyone out there using any other currently available wireless
adapters with Etch? 





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