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Old 01-14-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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recognizing wifi chip on cardbus card


I have a USRobotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card. I searched the internet *a lot* and now know that there are cards like mine based on the TI chipset for which there are linux drivers: acx111. But the module won't load on my system So I suspect there are versions of this card with an other chip then the one supported by acx100/111. How can I figure out which chip I have?? I tried windows tools such as SiSoft Sandra and aida32 but they couldn't tell. Help! :?
 
Old 01-14-2006, 07:59 AM   #2
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First thing I see does not look good:

http://reviews.cnet.com/U_S__Robotic...-30527124.html

I do not believe the card is currently supported. See:
http://prism54.org/supported_cards.php
http://team.vantronix.net/ar5k/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

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Old 01-14-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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Have a look at the output of cardctl ident and see if that gives you the chipset.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 06:11 AM   #4
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hey guys thanks


unfortunately, cardctl told me that there is no product data available for both my cardbus slots (one is empty, one contains the USR card). Maybe I can still try the ndiswrapper? But if that doesn't work, which cards would you recommend?

I still have a PCI card that I one day wish to build in my server and config as an AP. It's a Belkin card that should support 125 Mbit/s. Will I be able to take advantage of the higher speeds supported by this card? I strongly doubt the 125 Mbit/s but it can't possibly be slower than the current g standard Maybe I should be looking out for a Belkin CardBus card for my laptop too?

thanks again for your help!
 
Old 01-16-2006, 07:09 AM   #5
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Certainly you can try ndiswrapper. In theory it should work with just about any Windows driver, altough reality isn't anywhere near that nice. Still, if you don't know what chipset your card has, ndiswrapper is a reasonable approach.

If you really aren't settled on a card, I would strongly suggest spending some time reading in the HCL list here at LQ. Wireless in Linux is really kind of a mess and to be able to take full advantage of Linux, you're going to want a card that has native linux drivers.
 
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lspci -v will list the manufacturer's info on the card. cardctl ident works for PCMCIA cards, lspci for Cardbus.
 
  


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