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Hello, I recently setup slackware10.1 and it was really nice. however, i'm having trouble getting my wireless card working. This is probably a lost cause, but it's a "microsoft wireless ...
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    Wireless and slackware


    Hello,

    I recently setup slackware10.1 and it was really nice.
    however, i'm having trouble getting my wireless card working. This is probably a lost cause, but it's a "microsoft wireless G adapter".
    yeah I know it's a horrible card but it was only 15 dollars and im poor.

    Do you think I have any luck?

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    Can you be a bit more specific? What is the exact model of the card, and which kernel are you running?

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    Microsoft networking cards use the broadcom chipset. So they will! work in linux and work very well with strong signal. however you will need to use the ndiswrapper
    [url]http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Installation?PHPSESSID=4a7dcb3574bede0edd276eed2e4 3015c
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    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    Microsoft networking cards use the broadcom chipset. So they will! work in linux and work very well with strong signal. however you will need to use the ndiswrapper
    [url]http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Installation?PHPSESSID=4a7dcb3574bede0edd276eed2e4 3015c
    You should also download the drivers for your card and after installing ndiswrapper, direct it to use the driver with:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -i (path to the driver)
    and restart pcmcia services with:
    Code:
    /sbin/cardctl reset
    I hope this helps!

    -Mike

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