[nSLUG] Re: No PCMCIA 802.11g on Linux Laptops?! (Paul Boudreau)
muisesg at muise.homeip.net
Thu Feb 3 12:19:00 AST 2005
I have used a bunch of different PCMCIA, PCI and USB wireless b and G
cards with Linux. ndiswrapper has worked fine for me on linksys cards
Cards with Prism chipset work perfectly - At home I use a Netgear PCMCIA
card which works fine.
Prisms are as simple as this
iwconfig wlan0 essid EDDISNAME
iwconfig wlan0 enc xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-...
Cards with ti chipsets works good as well, for me any way and I have a
USB G nic I picked up up at Staple for $29.95 which works great but only
with this slightly fixed version of the driver.
The only area I have had any trouble is when encryption is turned on. I
have found that it sometimes works and sometimes not. Load the module
once and it works, unload it and load it again and it doesn't. No reason
as far as I can tell but without encryption, I have had good success
with different cards with at least 5 different chipsets. If you stick
with an orinoco or prism chipset though you should have no trouble. A
quick google search
should find tons of step by step guides to getting it going. Good Luck.
>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?!
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