[nSLUG] No PCMCIA 802.11g on Linux Laptops?!
ekamerling at snaplen.com
Wed Feb 2 15:30:28 AST 2005
On Wednesday 02 February 2005 14:06, Jon Moore wrote:
> I've looked through several Linux websites and a few HCLs, and I have
> not found *any* 802.11g PCMCIA cards that are usable with *any* Linux.
> This raises one very important question: WHY?!
> Either I'm looking in the wrong places, or there is currently no
> support in Linux for 802.11g networking (via PCMCIA).
> If any of you nice nSLUG people know of a possible solution to my
> predicament, or a good place to dig deeper, I'd appreciate your help.
I have found that ndiswrapper works very well for my particular card. A
Broadcom 54g 802.11g.
Here is the site. http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
You need the original vendor's Windows Ndis drivers for your card to make this
I have used it extensivey with Mandrake 10.1, and Fedora Core 2 and 3.
Ndisulator (formerly project evil) works very well for this card on recent
FreeBSDs as well.
A commercial solution is the Linuxant WLAN driverloader, which I have tried
and was satisfied with. http://www.linuxant.com
Yet ndiswrapper works very very well. For this 802.11g card at least.
Hope this helps.
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