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Old 01-12-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
chroot
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help installing prism2/3 driver for wireless


hello. i have an integrated wireless nic in my laptop, a NeWeb U300 (Wistron company, USB) and according to this linux wireless guide it runs off the prism2/3 chipset. I need to know where i can get this driver so my card can work, preferably on debian or slackware. Thanks.

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Old 01-12-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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The prism2 driver is in the Linux kernel, at least from 2.4.21 onwards.

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Old 01-13-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
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give this a look. if your wireless chipset is supported (i do believe it is) it let's you use your windows driver.

http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/

here's kinda of a configuration guideline. it uses the wg511 from netgear though, but hopefully it can provide a framework for you to figure out the configuration.

http://toys.lerdorf.com/archives/15_...and_Linux.html
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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I don't think there's any need to bastardize a Linux box with a prism chipset with Windows drivers and commercial driverloaders. Get the good stuff - linux-wlan-ng - at the linux-wlan FTP server and instructions for installation and usage are in the README file.

Good luck.

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Old 01-13-2004, 12:15 PM   #5
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thank you all for the replies and help

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