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Poll: DWL 650+ Linux drivers (TI ACX-100 chipset
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DWL 650+ Linux drivers (TI ACX-100 chipset

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rather wait for D-Link drivers
tried 'em didn't work
tried 'em do work but pretty crappy
You ripper working drivers 22Mbps Cars

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Old 12-09-2002, 09:15 PM   #1
Smerk
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Cool ACX100_PCI linux drivers (dlink 650+ and other 22mbs wireless cards


Hi all!
according to melbourne wireless there are linux drivers available that work with cards such as the DWL-650+ and other 22Mbps wireless cards

Unfortunately I can't test them until after christmas as:
(warning long bit follows...) the card I have is currently in a box in my desk which is behind the wardrobe that my inlaws are using whilst they are here and its too much hassle coz i have 2 enterasys cards in my setup which works fine, 'cept coz I'm using RH7.3 wireless.opts don't wanna work and I can't recompile the kernels coz my laptop (Asus L3) ups and hangs at the init.d line on boot and I still haven't figured out whats goin wrong.

Has anyone tried these drivers yet?

would love some feedback so I am a little prepared for it when I can get to me damn card!

Drivers can be found here

Cheers,

Smerk

Last edited by Smerk; 12-09-2002 at 09:27 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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It was compiled with the old gcc 2 compilers, and RedHats kernel uses the gcc 3 so the driver would not insmod on redhat. If someone has source let me know and I can recompile and test it.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 07:18 AM   #3
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I have a gcc3 module + all that were available, see here for more info

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=40253

TI has an NDA with the companies that make/sell their chipset, so no good linux drivers yet, and also no open source drivers at all.
 
Old 01-10-2003, 06:44 PM   #4
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This appears to be the best place to post my question (if not, please bear with me).

I'm a newborn when it comes to Newbies and am trying to configure my WLAN. I come from a Win 2K/XP networking background and have recently installed Mandrake 9.0. Where can I find the 'advanced' settings for my Orinoco silver? I am trying to enable WEP and cannot, for the life of me, find it in the GUI.

I am tranceiving just fine; at what speed I do not kow. Which leads me to one more question; where can I (if possible) tweak my transfer rates. I am afraid that I am only transmitting at 2Mbps...I have not run any throughput tests as of yet.

Many thanks for any and all help.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 07:07 AM   #5
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Sorry Arcane Kid,

Don't know anything about gui interfaces in Mandrake, suggest you post up one level in the linux-networking forum,

from the console however you could try man iwconfig or perhaps edit your hermes.conf file in /etc/pcmcia (I think, haven't had to do it for a while..

because I haven't been able to get updated drivers on my orinoco card running (some bug in rh apparently) I have ended up adding a line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local that manually puts the key in when I boot up. this also makes it much easier to change my key - which i recommend you doing on a regular basis if you are at all worried about being hacked

If you really want to find out about wireless networking, try http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ this site covers just about everything you could ever need regarding linux & wireless...

Good luck!
 
Old 01-11-2003, 09:31 AM   #6
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Smile

Smerk-- I will try the site. I do appreciate the direction! Many, many thanks.

btw, next time I will post one level up, sorry for the mix up.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 11:41 AM   #7
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Smerk- that site is, and was, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your willingness to put forth help/direction for us newcomers.
 
Old 03-05-2003, 09:58 PM   #8
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Hi. did you figure out how to get WEP working ?
I have mandrake 9.0 and WPC11 linksys.
I got it woking without WEP. what setting am I missing?
I types in the key both ways.. continuous as well as hyphenated every 4 letters.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 09:32 AM   #9
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You are going to need to get the Wireless Tools package (just do a search on Google).

Once you have successfully configured that package you will run from the command line the following in order to get your WEP working...(and may I suggest that you set the WEP key in the AP before you decide to change your settings on your card... :->

iwconfig ethX enc 12312312

(where ethX is your Wireless Network Card -- and 12312312 is your key)

also check out this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=43842
 
Old 03-06-2003, 12:00 PM   #10
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Ok.
so heres the deal.
Everything works fine when WEP is OFF in both the AP and the Card.

Point to be noted: I have a wireless USb adapter on another machine and that seems to be working just fine.
ITs the linux machine that is not getting WEP enabled.

I did the
iwconfig eth0 enc 43947839484343344
step and it still does not ping the AP.


any ideas?
 
Old 03-06-2003, 12:58 PM   #11
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yea-- from the Command Line, when you type iwconfig what does it come back at you with? this will determine if you configured Wireless Tools correctly..

you may need to get the Wireless Extensions package as well as PCMCIA-CS.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:56 AM   #12
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sick of both cards

I use to use enterasys until one of my friend decided to have me try dlink 650+, but soon after I installed it onto winxp, and uninstalled it.. my enterasys will NOT work in Xp anymore.. it sees the card, but it can't see the wireless network.

Now I have to switch the card. Enterasys in Linux and Dlink in XP.. what a pain.. any suggestions??

I have uninstall the drivers for dlink, and uninstall the enterasys card many times, but even when xp sees it.. it does not connect to the network...

If anyone one has a solution for this problem.. Please let me know..
I am loosing all my hair over this!!
 
Old 12-30-2003, 07:57 AM   #13
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I had that problem myself.. uninstalled 650+ from xp to use enterasys, no go..
ended up wiping my xp partition and starting again. right pain in da butt. now I use dlink 660 (and enterasys occasionally) 660 is a prism2 card so only 11mbs, but works in both os's. I think there are drivers for the 650+ out there now, suggest you google.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:29 AM   #14
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I really would prefer using enterasys. I contacted enterasys, they said to download 7.44 drivers, and re-install.. but I have not tried.. did you do that as well?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 07:02 AM   #15
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I certainly had the latest drivers from enterasys, without any luck.
I believe that when the dlink drivers are removed, one of the services that windows runs is corrupted. (can't remember which one). thus the need for wiping my windows partition and starting again. Luckily I have got my linux system to the point where no essential data is used or accessed by windoze...
 
  


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