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I have a wireless PCI card (WL-11PCIR) and I wanted to know is there any way it will work with fedroa core 3? I only have windows drivers fo it. ...
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    WI-FI PCI card


    I have a wireless PCI card (WL-11PCIR) and I wanted to know is there any way it will work with fedroa core 3? I only have windows drivers fo it.
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    What make is the card?
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    I don't actually know, all I know is the model number.

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    You could check what chipset it is reported as by:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    This will enssentially give you an output something like this:
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    mian@harrier:~> /sbin/lspci
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS300 Host Bridge (rev 02)
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge
    0000:00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4347 (rev 01)
    0000:00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4348 (rev 01)
    0000:00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4345 (rev 01)
    0000:00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 19)
    0000:00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
    0000:00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
    0000:00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
    0000:00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
    0000:00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
    0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [ Mobility Radeon 9000IGP]
    0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    0000:02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01)
    0000:02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01)
    0000:02:01.2 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI1620 Firmware Loading Function (rev 01)
    0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] (rev 01)
    0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    Which shows all your hardware installed via your PCI interface.
    From thins output you'll find your chipset, which is more important than the brand and modell. As you'll see above from my output, I do have two adapters, one Intersil Corp ISL3886, and the second one is an ATheros ARS5212. ISL3886 is nt supported by any distro as is, since there is no driver/firmware for it avalible, but will have a semi supporting by NdisWrapper. The Atheros is supported by MadWifi driverset.

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    OK, it has a realtek RT8180L chip

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    I believe that for that chipset you'll have to use ndiswrapper or driverloader to get it working in *nix.
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    OK, I have found linux drivers on the realtek website :http://w3serv.realtek.com.tw/downloa...Unix%20(Linux)
    Though they only offer drivers for kernel versions 2.4.18 and 2.4.20 - what are the chances that these will work on newer kernel versions such as 2.6.x? Thanks

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    I would not bet on that it would work, however, I just made a quick check, and tried to compile the source. And it seems to use some older includes.
    If some1 are good enough on C/C++ he/she might se this as an opurtunity to make them self a bit more famous, he/she would check out the code and make it more compatible with newer kernels and not only RH distributions.

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