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    Distros that recognise NETGEAR WG511 wireless PC card?


    Which distros recognise the above wireless card straight after a hard drive install?

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    No way to say without knowing the chipset of the card. I'm sure Windows has some way to find out or boot into a live linux CD and post the output of
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    sites.google.com/site/xtheunknown0/wg511

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    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Netgear Device [1385:4e00]
    Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 11
    Memory at c4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
    Memory at c4010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    This is your card. As of now, there is no working linux driver for it. Beyond contacting Marvell and asking them to work with the linux community on their drivers, there isn't much you can do.

    The card can work with ndiswrapper, but you will not have out of the box support in any distro.


    Netgear WG311v3 - Marvell 88w8355 "Libertas"

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    Okay. Thanks for letting me know .

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    Could you please help me with this?
    ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8887690#post8887690

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    What distro are you using? Normally there is no reason to start wpa_supplicant from the command line. If you have wicd or networkmanager (the default in Ubuntu and most distros), once ndiswrapper is set up, you should be able to connect using them.

    But if you want to try from the console, try this
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    sudo wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    What distro are you using? Normally there is no reason to start wpa_supplicant from the command line. If you have wicd or networkmanager (the default in Ubuntu and most distros), once ndiswrapper is set up, you should be able to connect using them.

    But if you want to try from the console, try this
    Code:
    sudo wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
    I've run wicd on Xubuntu but it doesn't find the wireless network.

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