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Hi, my wireless card is D-link AirPlus DWL-520+ so I want to install Gentoo, but I need to know is my wireless card compatible with Getnoo. If isn't, I'll have ...
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    Wireless networking in gentoo D-linkAirPlus 520+ !!!


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    my wireless card is D-link AirPlus DWL-520+ so I want to install Gentoo, but I need to know is my wireless card compatible with Getnoo. If isn't, I'll have to keep the worst operative system, win XP. Please HELP ....

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    It may not work by default, but it should work under ndiswrapper.

    Basically, you need to get your Windows drivers. Among them should be a .sys and a .inf file (same name). For example, mine are:

    - bcmwl5.sys
    - bcmwl5.inf

    You put them on a USB key or something and bring 'em over to Linux.

    Then, when you've installed Gentoo, you emerge ndiswrapper. Run:

    Code:
    ndiswrapper -i bxmwl5.sys
    ndiswrapper -l   <-- Your card should show up
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    Also, because it's not supported by default, if you want to do a Stage1 install, do it through Knoppix:

    http://www.knoppix.com/

    Knoppix has ndiswrapper in it, so you can enable Internet access and do the whole install.

    Lemme know if you have any questions.

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    Thanx man ....

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