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New to Linux. I am running PCLinuxOS on an hp pavilion ze4500 laptop. I have a Zonet ZEW1542 802.11n Wireless cardbus. Obviously the windows driver doesn't work, and I can't ...
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    Red face [SOLVED] Need driver for wireless card


    New to Linux. I am running PCLinuxOS on an hp pavilion ze4500 laptop. I have a Zonet ZEW1542 802.11n Wireless cardbus. Obviously the windows driver doesn't work, and I can't find one for Linux. Is there any way to get this to work, or do I need to go back to my old wireless g card that does work?
    Love Linux, but Windows is easier. Everything works automatically, including the crash mechanism.

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    You can use part of the Windows driver by using ndiswrapper.

    Does anyone know what wifi chip is in this thing ?



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    Hello, and welcome to Linux forums.

    To determine the correct driver, I will need some info. Please read the post that I linked to below. Then post the output of the commands listed in tghat link, here in this thread.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tup-linux.html

    Don't install NDISwrapper yet.

    Edit: I didn't see that you want to use a "n" wireless. This is not yet supported in Linux, and NDISwrapper may be the only way. If you want to use the "g" wireless, then post the info for that card.
    Last edited by waterhead; 12-13-2008 at 12:18 AM.
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    Decided to go with 'G'

    I see that N isn't supported yet, so I decided to just go with the 'G'. My 'G' card is recognized and works. Thanks.

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