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    Question --- 32 bit windows wireless driver with x86_64 FC6? ---


    I want to start off by saying hello to all on this forum, as I am new.

    Recently, i put a new computer together, and with it i ordered a NetGear WG111. Here are the specs:

    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0846:6a00 NetGear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x0846 NetGear, Inc.
    idProduct 0x6a00 WG111 WiFi (v2)

    Well. My for my 64 bit system (I dl'ed FC6 to celebrate a new comp). As it turns out there is nothing short of celabration - there arent any drivers for this device (or i havent found any working ones yet). I got a 32 bit driver of netgears site but ndiswrapper of 64 bit system doesnt recognize this driver.

    The idea is this:
    1. Either I need a program that will allow to swithch between 32 bit and 64 bit.
    or
    2. I need a driver that can work for 64 bit system.

    Also there is a mention of prism54 when i go into the network configuration... but that is probably because there are not working drivers.
    Even some help will be greatly apprecietaed as my computer is connected by ethernet in a different room now to allow internet - which suks.

    Thanks all!

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    Why not use Fedora 32-bit?
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    Good question. I wanted to be able to use the new proc to fullest ability.
    I dont see why the 64 bit doesnt work tho. On fedora 5 i havd the wireless workin on my 64 bit system (i had the 32 bit for about a year, then ndiswrapper announced it fixed bugs, so i installed 64 bit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by yklin
    Good question. I wanted to be able to use the new proc to fullest ability.
    I hate to break it to you, but the "64-bit" Linux distributions available at the moment still don't use your processor to its fullest ability.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...bit-linux.html

    I'm really not trying to sidestep your question, but I don't know much about ndiswrapper, so I'll just bow out. Good luck. If all else fails, you'll probably have less trouble using 32-bit instead.
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    well.
    I think you are right. There arent any scientific tests. I just hate to dump a problem when I think it can be solved. Maybe ill just dl the 32 bit and see what happens.
    Thanks again
    (sorry for double post)

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