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Old 05-03-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
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Netgear USB Wireless NIC


I am new to Linux and running Redhat 9, I am trying to setup a Netgear USB wireless NIC to connect to my wireless network and connect to the internet. The OS does not see the NIC any suggestions?
 
Old 05-03-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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I'm not sure off the top of my head which chipset that uses, but it may well be linux-wlan project. If you're lucky, though, I think redhat 9 has a utility you can run from the console called "redhat-network-config" that should make setup a snap.
 
Old 05-03-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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I have tried using network config and it detects the NIC as "other wireless card" then from there I don't see any choice for the Netgear NIC.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 12:44 AM   #4
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What's the model number on that NIC? I'm gonna try Googling it to figure out the appropriate project for you to use... The linux-wlan project would be a good bet, since most USB wlan NICs use the Prism2x chipset, but I don't know for sure. I'd recommend that first, at www.linux-wlan.com. The README enclosed gives a pretty good rundown, but on RH 9 you will probably need to add your DNS servers to /etc/resolv.con and run route add default gw <whatever> when you're done activating it.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 02:23 PM   #5
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Netgear MA101

The USB wireless NIC is a Netgear MA101 Rev.b I have found some information regarding it but none that really helped.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 04:42 PM   #6
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I use the orinoco driver for my NetGear MA401RA
It's not completely stable : with large tranfsers the network stops... But it works.... (writing this post through it now...)

I read some info on this site bout the problem that the network stops on large transfers, but i can't seem to find it anymore.... Googling learned that im not the only one... But I did not find an answer... (Untill i was somewhere in this site.. but where was that???)

Anyone knows this problem, and hopefully: the solution?
Edancas: hop you have something on this... Im quite new to wireless and linux.....
 
Old 05-06-2003, 11:12 AM   #7
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Wireless NIC

I am thinking it might be easier if I just replace the NIC with another wireless card that is known to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
  


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