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Old 11-05-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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WLAN in Slackware 9.1. Help!

I'm having some troubles trying to get my ASUS WL-100 802.11b card working in Slack. The card uses the prism 2 chipset (according to so I downloaded the sources and compiled my own drivers. I pretty much followed the guide at the linksys website

Anyhow... when I put in the PCMCIA card nothing really happens. The "link" led on the card lights up but I don't know if my computer detected it at all. I don't see wlan0 when I do ifconfig. Do I have to configure any scripts to automatically load a driver into the system once the card is inserted?

I'm running Slackware 9.1 with kernel 2.4.22 patched to 2.4.22-ac4 . If anyone here could right a quick step by step guide / checklist that would be great! Thanks for the time.
Old 11-06-2003, 12:37 AM   #2
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I've had much better luck with the orinoco_cs drivers & Prism cards than with the wlan_ng stuff. The former is probably already installed with your Slack. Try modprobe orinoco_cs and see what happens. The latest orinoco_cs drivers are here:
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You might want to check out this post.
Old 11-07-2003, 04:16 PM   #4
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Great! I will take a look at that. Thanks for the replies!


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