wlan-ng problems (senao/engenius wlan usb adapter)
512 mb ram
NVIDIA Geforce 2 GTS (32 mb)
Dual booted w/Windows XP and Redhat 9 (2.4.20-6 kernel)
I have a Senao/Engenius (prism chipset, I think) wireless lan USB adapter that I use to connect to my access point which gives me internet access, but it seems that it is incompatible with linux. After quite a bit of digging, I learned that I would have to get the wlan-ng drivers to allow it to be used with linux, so I went to [ADDRESS USED TO BE HERE, BUT REMOVED DUE TO STUPID 5 POST RULE] to download pre-packaged RPMs. I chose this route mainly because I am rather new to linux and I thought RPMs would probably be alot easier than downloading and compiling the drivers from source.
Unfortunately for me, the RPMs are only available for kernel versions 2.4.20-20.9, 24.9, 27.9, 30.9, and 31.9. None of which I have and none of which are available for download on [ADDRESS USED TO BE HERE, BUT REMOVED DUE TO STUPID 5 POST RULE].
So then I went to the original site for the wlan-ng drivers ([ADDRESS USED TO BE HERE, BUT REMOVED DUE TO STUPID 5 POST RULE]) to download the sourcecode of the drivers since none of the RPMs would work. First of all, the site offers no information about which files I need to download (there are about 40 different compressed packages) so I tried to go ahead and download all of them. Suffice to say, half of them would not download properly (including the readme file). Even if I could download all of the files, I would have to burn them on to a disc and then switch back to linux and compile each package and see which one works by process of elimination. And that would truly be a pain.
So I'm not sure what I should do, but I know I'm tired of wasting more than half of my 80 gb harddrive on an OS that I rarely use, just because I don't have access to the internet.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PS: I want to strangle whoever made that 5 post universal resource locater rule. Thanks for making me retype this entire thing, dickhead.