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Old 07-05-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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Is there a linux driver for the AcerŪ InviLink 802.11b/g wireless card?

I have a Acer Ferrari 4000. I need to install the AcerŪ InviLink 802.11b/g wireless card driver so I can use linux Red Hat/Debian on it. Is there a driver equivilant for it?

Also here is the LAN/WI-FI specs thats I need drivers for thanks.

AcerŪ InviLink 802.11b/g wireless LAN, AcerŪ SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™

Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready

Old 07-05-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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If you don't care, post the output of 'lspci' that describes the wireless card. This will give a little more detailed information. lspci is probably located in /sbin

I've got a Broadcom card, which is not supported in Linux, and it works perfectly with ndiswrapper. Its easy to install and configure using the wiki, so you should consider using ndiswrapper, then you could use the commerical driver.

In the mean time, I'll be looking for a Linux native driver.

Old 07-06-2006, 07:43 PM   #3
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Where can I find 'lspci'?

What is 'lspci' and where do I find this during the installation? or somewhere else. I am tyring to install the Sarge 3.1 net install on this notebook. And how do I use NDIS Wrappers?

thanks Justin
Old 07-07-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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I think what canegames is trying to do is a network install using the wireless card. That is going to be extremely difficult if not impossible. Make your life easier and just download and burn a copy of Debian, and set your computer to boot from the cdrom. Red Hat is available for purchase, or download the free version, Fedora Core 5.

Good luck.



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