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I got a Dlink Wireless Router and an usb-stick adapter as a gift. Itīs a DL-524.
My old Sony Vaio FX 501 runs perfectly with Slack 10.1 (10.2 didnīt work for me).
To save me a long googling session, just a question: Is it possible to get wlan working
with this device or is it a pure windows thing? Iīm a complete wlan-noob and if the
answer is: 'no!', I just keep sitting in the garden with my 15m ethernet cable ;-)
lsusb: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1582:6003
dmesg: usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x1582/0x6003) is not claimed by any active driver.
btw, my kernel is a patched (suspend2) 2.4.29
I found something about a zd1211rw-driver that might be helpful, but my Notebook has only
USB 1.1, so I think itīs better to buy a wireless PC-Card. Any recommendations for a fully
I went with a belkin but I am having problems getting it installed so I say no to them. Look into proxim cards. They use Atheros or Ornico drivers which has pretty good linux support. Check out this web site.
Distribution: Slackware, and of course the super delux uber knoppix universal live recovery cd
i haven't had any problems with using wireless cards with ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net) I'm using the 126.96.36.199 kernel, but you shouldn't have any probes with the 2.6.10 that came with slack 10.1
If possible I want to keep my 2.4.29 kernel. It took me a while to get everything
working well with my notebook. With Slack 10.2 and/or kernel 2.6.x I was hardly loosing
my nerves :-( The fan worked always or never, no suspend to disk, lower perfomance and so on.
So I thought: old hardware, old slackware, restored my 10.1 image and everything is ok.
I ordered an Atheros card at ebay for low money now. Whish me luck ;-)