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Old 12-06-2007, 06:30 AM   #1
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WIFI dongle...


Hi all,

I need to interface an USB wifi dongle to a pxa255 board.

It runs 2.4.18 kernel. I already compiled the kernel with
wireless support. Does anyone has implemented this project with any commercial usb dongle.

If you have any experience, please share with me...so that i can get some information on it...
 
Old 12-08-2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Not knowing anything about the nic it is just a guess. If windows inf driver exist for it then use ndiswrapper. Not sure if ndiswrapper latest version has dropped 2.4 kernels. You may need to locate and older version that works with 2.4 kernels. The ndiswrapper website will mention the requirements needed.

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:09 AM   #3
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Let me try to it...
 
Old 12-11-2007, 05:11 AM   #4
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What is ndiswrapper?? I am also new to this wifi...

Recently i got the following usb-wifi device..


sb 2-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 2-5: new device found, idVendor=0cde, idProduct=0015
usb 2-5: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-5: Product: Cohiba 3887a rev1
usb 2-5: Manufacturer: Conexant
usb 2-5: SerialNumber: 3887-0100
usb 2-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice


It from conexant... I have not got any drivers for it on the linux side?? Is there any general drivers that will work on 2.4.18 kernel...??
 
Old 12-13-2007, 05:38 PM   #5
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Reading the ndiswrapper site describes ndiswrapper as a module built for the running kernel and calls the Windows inf driver used to interface with the nic.

Now there is some linux support for conexant but not sure if it supports the USB interface ones. Using Google search should help you with that.

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