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Old 09-07-2007, 12:59 AM   #1
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Working 64-bit USB Wireless N Driver?

My issue is really specific and I highly doubt there's a solution. I figured I'd give it a shot, anyway.

I have a Linksys WUSB300N Wireless N USB network adapter that I'm trying to use with Fedora 7 (x64). I'm having no luck with ndiswrapper, mainly because I've been Googling all over the internet for a 64-bit WinXP driver for the thing, and I'm pretty sure Marvell Semiconductor is the distributer of the driver (not Linksys). Linksys still fails to provide any 64-bit drivers.

I've only found a 64-bit driver for this adapter on the Vista platform. Unfortunately, ndiswrapper isn't compatible with Vista drivers.

Again, I doubt anyone can help me here but I might as well ask just so I know I've tried everything.


Edit: Whoops, should have put this in the Networking forum ...

Last edited by GameQber; 09-07-2007 at 01:01 AM.
Old 09-07-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
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Well, I tried 64 bit OS once, both windows and Linux. This was just a few months ago, and most of the hardware manufacturers didn't support 64 bit (windows or Linux). Whilst ATI had 64bit linux graphics drivers, they didn't work right with my x1650 card, X would crash when I played a video

The outcome was I went back to 32 bit linux...

Anyway, enough of my pity story, I'd suggest 32 bit linux, or waiting for ndis to support vista drivers. Your choice



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