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    Wireless Adapters for Linux 802.11g or b


    I've been searching my second best linux friend (after this forum) google for information on linux friendly adapters or ways of trying to get them to work. I found a post from http://wireless.org.au that summerizes what I have found so far and need assistance with so I'll just post it here.

    What I'm really interested is if anyone has tried any with Linux and if so what where the results.

    My understanding is that currently there are *no* 802.11g style cards that will work under Linux (or *BSD) as they are all using the Broadcom chipset and Broadcom have not released any drivers, or information on how to write a driver, to the open source community.

    As an extra problem, apparently some 802.11b manufacturers are starting to use Broadcom chipsets on their 802.11b cards with no changes to the external packaging, so if you happen to pick one of these up by accident and want to use it under Linux then you're stuffed.

    Chris
    Broadcom 802.11g is what is built into my laptop. But I could get another there is a well supported "new" card I could get for linux OS.

    Thanks for any of your ideas or comments,
    Dan

    \"Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer\" from The Art of War by Sun Tzu\"

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    go with the Atheos chipset 802.11b devices, a driver project is here: http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

    I went shopping for a wireless PCMCIA card and router today. Went upto Tottenham court Road in London, which has a string of 6 or 7 PC shop's in a row. Out of those 7 shop's, do you think there was anyone who even remotly know what they were talking about? unfortunatly not. No purchase today

    Jason

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    It been awhile since this post was started and thought I'd see with our new members might have some additional insight.

    Any good info on linux and broadcom 802.11g chipsets?
    Dan

    \"Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer\" from The Art of War by Sun Tzu\"

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    wireless driver support

    I've just bought Linksys wireless router to share my broadband cable connection. This can be configured without using the Windoz CD, but the wireless 54g PCI card cannot. Fortunately a quick Google picked up an excellent driver loader (called driverloader) which will take the Windoz driver off the CD and run it. It supports :-

    # Atheros
    # Broadcom (AirForce)
    # Intel PRO/Wireless (Centrino)
    # Intersil (Prism GT/Duette/Indigo)
    # Realtek (RTL8180L)
    # Texas Instruments (ACX100)

    https://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/index.php

    It is currently a free 30 day trial, but if some manufacturers pay up, it could well be free in future.

    ifconfig, iwlist and iwconfig commands are very useful to check the interface is up!

    John.

    P.S. What is all the "Copyrighted" stuff? Are U running Windoz or something? Linux is about sharing and learning!

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