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What distribution do you use for linux? Most distributions will provide a wireless-tools package that probably was just not installed by default because you didn't have a wireless card enabled when you installed linux.
i use slack9.1 how do i enable my card, cause i thought since my card isnt for linux i wouldnt have to enable it, maybe thats why ndiswrapper is telling me i dont have a 802.11b card... i just didnt know that i could enable a card that isnt for my system
1. Is there not a label on the card itself or the box that says "WMP-11 v2" or something similar? If it says WMP-11 and no version, there's a good chance that it's a v1 unless you got it recently and it has a Cisco logo on it.
2. What driver is 2.7? Windows? I'm still missing your point on that one.
3. lspci is a command that you type as root which will list (ls) the devices on the PCI bus. It can read firmware tags, electronic labels if you will, for devices even if they are not yet 'installed' and working under Linux.
the drivers for the card are version 2.7, for windows, but i need the windows drivers for linux... because im trying to run it with ndiswrapper, and loaddriver from LinuxAnt, i cant get either to work..
sorry its hard having to go back and forth from my linux to windows especially when xp boots sooooooo slow
If you have a version 2, it's Prism and you can stop dinking around with the Linuxant stuff.
modprobe orinoco_pci and see what happens.
Make sure you have the wireless tools installed. You'll need them and I don't see where you confirmed installing.