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  1. #1

    Gigafast Realtek 802.11 Installation

    Hi All,

    Another rant about the Gigafast PCMCIA 802.11 using the Realtek adapter.

    I know that it is using a RealTek 8180 adapter, since I had to download it from the realtek website to get it running flawlessly on windows. The packaged driver sucked ass.

    I downloaded the linux driver from the website.. and cant get it running out of the box.

    when I do insmod RTL8180_24x.0 - it doesnt throw an error and I assume it works ok. On the subsequent "iwpriv wlan0 enable" it throws a Segmentation Fault. I also tried to make the target object again. It throws some warnings but seems to create the final file. But that doesnt help either. I am at my wits end and dont know what else I can do.

    Any suggestions or advice most appreciated.

    Also cardctl ident shows a realtek 8139 device, even before I insmod anything. Any ideas why is this, because 8139 is a ethernet adapter and cardctl is supposed to identify wireless devices (or so I thought or could it be pcmcia devices!).

    Please advice guys.

    Thanks a lot.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    Check if it's detected as a network interface - run "/sbin/ifconfig -a" and check so that it's present.

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