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Old 07-22-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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wlan usb-stick (dlink dl-524) with slack 10.1 ?


Hello, I need some of your experiences:

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 ;-)
 
Old 07-22-2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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What's the model of your dlink adapter. dl-524 shows up as a router not an adapter. Also have you checked out ndiswrapper. It allows the use of windows drivers on linux.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:22 AM   #3
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Oh, you are right.
I didnīt check everything in the box carefully.
The usb-stick is an extra.
Itīs a Longshine "Shine Net" WLAN-Dongle. Seems to be a "LCS-8131G3"
Sorry..

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Old 07-23-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Next when you plug it in. Then issue the following command
Code:
lspci
Then post what you got.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:27 AM   #5
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lspci??? gets nothing.

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
slack-compatible model?
 
Old 07-24-2006, 12:03 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 02:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for your help.

The website you suggested is a bit outdated but gives a good overview.
Atheros chipset equipped cards seem to be a good choice to start my wireless adventue ;-)
 
Old 07-26-2006, 10:58 AM   #8
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I think that is a really good choice. Kinda wish I took that approach now.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:05 PM   #9
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i haven't had any problems with using wireless cards with ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net) I'm using the 2.6.17.1 kernel, but you shouldn't have any probes with the 2.6.10 that came with slack 10.1
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:42 AM   #10
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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 ;-)
 
Old 07-27-2006, 11:14 AM   #11
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If it is an atheros card you should not have too much problems out of it. Check out mad-wifi or wifi-radar. They are supposed to be good front end clients for wireless.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:51 AM   #12
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Wow! I couldnīt believe that it is so easy.
Just installed madwifi-drivers and wifi-radar and it works!
Thank you guys for help and pointing me in the right direction.
 
  


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