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Old 07-16-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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Need Info on Buffalo and Broadcom chipset


I just checked http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz to see what wireless devices to use for slackware on my laptop. It is the default instll with the kernel 2.4 that comes with slackware. My question is in regards to if slackware has a module by defualt for broadcom chipsets? How can I find out what modules I have? So far I think I have located them at /lib/modules/2.4.31/pcmcia or drivers.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 07:16 AM   #2
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The module to support Broadcom chipsets wasn't introduced into the kernel until 2.6.17. Since none of the 10.2 Slackware kernels are that recent, you'll need to compile your own kernel if you want to use that module. However, be aware that it still is under development and kind of flaky, so you probably want to investigate ndiswrapper as well.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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I'd recommend going with the ndiswrapper option. I use Broadcom cards and they work very well with ndiswrapper.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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Isn't ndiswrapper a pay for service or am I thinking of another that is similar to ndiswrapper.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 01:48 PM   #5
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Never mind found the answer to my questions. How is the support for Atheros type cards. I was also looking into using a proxim card.
 
  


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