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Old 08-30-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Where's driver for Netgear HA501 wireless adapter?


Hi there

I have been trying to look for the driver for the Netgear HA501 54Mbps 802.11a wireless network adapter. I can't find it on the Netgear site which is already weird as hell and can't find it on google either.

I am using Red Hat Linux . Does anyone know where I could find a suitable driver for this card. I guess I could try ANY driver for a Netgear wireless PCMCIA card

Thanks Ian

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Old 08-31-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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Well, a little googling turned up this .
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
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Sorry, I should have mentioned in the original post that I have already tried the driver from that site and it doesn't work for Red Hat 9 for some reason.

Apparently, the project on that site probably ended some time in May 2003 and hasn't been updated somehow

If anyone knows of a better or newer driver, please tell me where I can find it. Thanks!
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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Seems to work with the madwiki drivers

http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wiki/NetgearHA501

this are some rpm for fc and redhat
http://atrpms.net/dist/rh9/madwifi/

Here you can find some additional information
http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm
 
Old 09-02-2004, 04:49 PM   #5
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Hi arno, thanks for the reply

I think the madwifi solution looks promising but the rpms just wouldn't install on my Red Hat 9 which has kernel 2.6.8.1 . When I try to rpm for instance madwifi-0.9.3.1-10.rh9.at.i386.rpm , this error would appear :

warning: madwifi-0.9.3.1-10.rh9.at.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
error: Failed dependencies:
kernel-module-madwifi-0.9.3.1-10.rh9.at is needed by madwifi-0.9.3.1-10.rh9.at

The problem here is that I can't find kernel-module-madwifi-0.9.3.1-10.rh9.at anywhere on google. Is there another rpm that I need to find and install? I picked the newest rpm from http://atrpms.net/dist/rh9/madwifi/

Please help

Thanks

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Seems to work with the madwiki drivers

http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wiki/NetgearHA501

this are some rpm for fc and redhat
http://atrpms.net/dist/rh9/madwifi/

Here you can find some additional information
http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:25 AM   #6
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I don't know if you ever made a new kernel but you have to do that to get support from your kernel for wifi network connection's.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 02:17 AM   #7
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Yea, I have compiled the kernel before, where in the menuconfig can I find support for WiFi though?

thanks!
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:57 AM   #8
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Its in the Network device support and in that menu you find Wireless Lan
 
Old 09-07-2004, 03:53 PM   #9
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Hi there

I am using a 2.6.8.1 kernel which is one of the newest, and in menuconfig, I went into Device Drivers => Newtork Device Support => Wireless LAN(non-hamradio) , but I do not see the term "Wi-Fi" mentioned anywhere. Is there a specific place it should be for the 2.6.8.1 kernel ?

Thanks
 
Old 09-07-2004, 04:53 PM   #10
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WiFi is just an abbreviation, you only have to select the main branch and if there is support for your nic that also
 
  


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