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Hi- I'm a newbie, just upgraded my old Pentium II IBM Thinkpad 600 from Win 98 to a dual Win XP/ Mepis system. The Mepis install went fine generally, but ...
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    Mepis hard drive install doesn't detect Netgear WG511


    Hi- I'm a newbie, just upgraded my old Pentium II IBM Thinkpad 600 from Win 98 to a dual Win XP/ Mepis system.

    The Mepis install went fine generally, but it didn't detect the built in modem (I have dial up access at home) & it isn't picking up my Netgear WG511v1 wireless pcmcia card at my current work location.

    I checked the Netgear website, and didn't see any thing applicable to a linux setup.

    I tried using the K Wifi utility to configure, but it wasn't even picking up the card (the led inicator light on the card doesn't come on), so it may be that I need to somehow configure Mepis to detect the pc card slots, but that's a little beyond my ability at this point.

    Any help getting the wireless link up and running greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Could you run from a shell
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    and post the output here
    It might be so that your Netgear is not supported by Linux (yet)
    If that's the case, NdisWrapper might be your friend

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    I think the version 1 of that card uses a prism54 chip.

    You can grab the driver for it and instructions from here:

    http://prism54.org/
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