Re: wireless - is it possible?
On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 11:26 -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> Default User(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> > On Sat, 2007-04-28 at 22:36 -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > 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
> 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
> Good Luck!
> Pascal Users:
> To show respect for the 313th anniversary (tomorrow) of the
> death of Blaise Pascal, your programs will be run at half speed.
So far, two wireless adapters have been mentioned as working with Etch,
Netgear WG511U V2 pcmcia card
Netgear WG511T pcmcia card
Is anyone out there using any other currently available wireless
adapters with Etch?