Wireless adapter support: Dlink? LinkSys? Netgear?
I have Debian 4.0 on a AMD-based PC box and I need to get wireless working on it. It runs wired ethernet fine using the default ethernet port on the mobo.
The wireless card I currently have is a D-Link WDA-1320, but I can't find a Linux driver for it. If there is another card that will work better with Linux, I'll get that instead (LinkSys WMP54G, or Netgear WG311 maybe?). But none of the vendors seem to offer Linux drivers. :confused:
Any pointers on how to get this working would be great.
ok online w/ the wda 1320; debian x86_64 amd64
alright i am online right now w/ the wda 1320 using the madwifi drivers.
ubuntu will support this out of box, but debian requires a little work.
first you must enable the non-free repo's and get the madwifi-source package as well as the madwifi-tools. you also will need your kernal's header files.
the easiest way to compile the module is w/ module-assistant
and ps. I agree on how horrible the broadcom native drivers are which is why people prefer the ndiswrapper. (and i would as well)
ON the other hand, madwifi is a better driver, and you can actually use most of the wifitools. the wrappers don't support rfmon, so no kismet.
i also do not see anything at all wrong w/ using ndiswrapper.... when nessesary.
in this situation; it is just not the best option.
it is also bad practace to just use the wrapper for anything thats not supported strait out the box..... which seems to be very common in most of the forums