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Old 02-11-2005, 07:47 AM   #1
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MN-720 Wireless Notebook Adapter


Anyone here has this adapter for laptops? Wireless -G-Adapter from Microsoft. I have a AMd Athlon XP-M 2800+ 704mb DDR 64mb ATI Radeon MObolity Synaptics Touchpad uh. DSL/Router (Gateway Versalink Wireless WEstell Modem) and also a Linksys WRT54G Wireless G Router.

If anyone here knows, has any experience or has this equipment please help me. I never got to run it sucessfully in Windows and dont know how to do this on Linux.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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This is a quote from the ndiswrapper compatibility list:

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Card: Microsoft? MN-720 80211g 54Mbps PCMCIA card - Broadcom Corporation BCM43xx, 80211b/g
Chipset: Broadcom 43xG (maybe a 4306?)
pciid: 14e4:4325 (rev 02) subsystem 1414:0003
Distro-specific: Gentoo 2.6.7-r11, Ndiswrapper 0.10 ebuild

(as of 8-22-2004, not in portage tree - i'm hosting it at http://68.100.92.87:8080/ebuilds/ndi...er-0.10.ebuild and http://68.100.92.87:8080/ebuilds/fil...0.10-modules.d).

Driver-and-Installation

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Option 1: Use Dell's TrueMobile?? 1300 driver. I'm hosting it for your convenience at http://ankhcraft.com/drivers/bcmwl5.zip

Please note that the pciids are not the same for this card, so, following driver installation into ndiswrapper, you'll need to create some symlinks, like so (as root): ln -s 14e4:4320:1028:0002.conf /etc/ndiswrapper/14e4:4325:1414:0003.conf ln -s 14e4:4325:1414:0003.conf /etc/ndiswrapper/14e4:4325.conf

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Option 2: Use a homegrown driver INF file that I have created, along with the same SYS file from above.

It has the benefit that you will not have to create any symlinks. I'm hosting it for your convenience at http://ankhcraft.com/drivers/mn720-ankh.zip Please note that I do not provide any warranty for this INF file that I have created, express or implied. All I can say is that it works for me, and I use this card heavily (with this driver).

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Option 3: Use Microsoft's Driver from the cd (or optionally from http://www.network-drivers.com/drivers/141/141400.htm)

Please be warned that this driver does not play nice with Linux hosted NDIS emulation wrappers in general. In order to get this driver work with ndiswrapper specifically, you must make sure you do NOT have the card plugged into the cardbus slot when you insert the ndiswrapper module. You'll get a kernel panic if you do, and then you're toast. Plug the card in afterward. After this, it works wonderfully. Also, it is worth mentioning that the Microsoft driver is known to be unstable when used with LinuxAnt's driverloader. You may experience random system lockups, even though you may avoid the kernel panic mentioned above. I would suggest that you stay away from this driver, period, under Linux.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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THanks.
Next time I'll get a linksys wireless card then
 
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You mean you aren't going to try install it or do you just want an easier install next time?
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:21 AM   #5
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You mean you aren't going to try install it or do you just want an easier install next time?
I'm going to try of course, but of course easier install is preferred!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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Option 2 looks easiest to me.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 07:09 PM   #7
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YEa I really need to do that then
 
  


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