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I have two usb adaptors to try and I'm struggling to get ndiswrapper to see any of the xp drivers on the cds. The adaptors are: Netgear WG111T Peak Mini ...
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    drivers for usb wireless adapters


    I have two usb adaptors to try and I'm struggling to get ndiswrapper to see any of the xp drivers on the cds.

    The adaptors are:

    Netgear WG111T

    Peak Mini Wireless Lan.

    Can anyone offer any hints, please? I've been googling fruitlessly all day for drivers. Can I use something else instead?

    Thanks

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    does lsusb show that the system has detected the cards? What is the exact error you get when using ndiswrapper? Also, have you taken a ndiswrapper wiki page to see what drivers others used to get the card up and running?
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    Both the usb adaptors are listed as scanners!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi46
    Both the usb adaptors are listed as scanners!?!
    That is really strange......

    I don't know what could be causing this, but if you can't get it to work, perhaps you should either try getting an internal card, or try a different distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexK
    That is really strange......

    I don't know what could be causing this, but if you can't get it to work, perhaps you should either try getting an internal card, or try a different distro.
    I was thinking about getting an pci wireless adaptor, but I have the two spare usb adaptors doing nothing. Can they not be made to work like on a M$ machine?

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    have you tried the netgear on from here ?
    http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/WG111T.asp

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    Thanks, guys. I poked about in their forum and dicovered that there aren't any Linux drivers for the WG111T.

    I'm going to look at ndiswrapper again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi46
    I was thinking about getting an pci wireless adaptor, but I have the two spare usb adaptors doing nothing. Can they not be made to work like on a M$ machine?
    They might work on a Windows machine, you could test it out and check. I remember another user on this forum has the Netgear WG111T usb card. He got it to work out of the box with SUSE 9.3 and 10.0 (but not in 64 bit mode for 9.3).
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    Both the usb wireless adaptors have been taken from a windows machine in the last few days. Both were working fine under XP (the WG111T on a desk top, the Peak on a laptop).

    I removed XP from my spare pc and re-installed Mandriva 2006 on it, and I thought I'd just be able to plug-in and go with either of the two adaptors.

    I have recently installed a wireless network in my house and my main desktop, laptop and even my PSP are connected no problem. I'd really like my spare pc (Mandriva 2006) upstairs to be included in my network.

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    Well if Mandriva thinks those cards are scanners, then you would have a tough time getting them to work. Also what exactly does ndiswrapper return? and have you tried different windows drivers?

    If all else fails, try a different distro.
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