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Old 02-13-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Netgear Wireless Card on Suse

Hi all,

New to this forum, need some help!!!

I am running a Dell Latitude D500, dual booted with XP Pro and Suse 9.0.

I have a Netgear WG511 Card that works as expected with Windows, but I need help in getting it running on Suse...

And yes my laptop does have a built in WLAN Card, it is a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adapter - but I have no idea where to start to get that to run!!!

Can anyone give me a total idiot guide to everything I need to do???

Thanks in Advance people!!!
Old 02-13-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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wow, dunno. i have a netgear MA311 PCI card, and i tried to get it working on SUSE 9.0 last night and it didn't seem to work right, ethernet comes up fine tho. i'll mess with it a little more tonight. i have never done wireless networking with Linux before, so this is a first for me, but if i make any groundbreaking discoveries i'll post them. Linux is excellent with ethernet support (10-15 installations, 6-7 distros, and only 1 ethernet card problem so far). wireless seems different though, based on the posts i have seen. i'll see what i can find.

re: the guide, do you need a guide on wireless specifically, or networking in genereal? i'll see if i can find something there too.

Old 02-13-2004, 11:45 PM   #3
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i got the same card as you do and i used linuxant in order to use the windows drivers. it works but to get a permanent license, it's gonna cost ya 20 bucks. anyway, look at my post here.

the second link is a website where i used as a blueprint for getting it configured. it's slightly incomplete in some places like after you configure the card, you'll probably need to create a wireless device and have that start up on boot up. also, if you're using anything for eth0 already (like an ethernet connection), you'll need to disable that.

edit: just to let you know, you can create an rpm from the tarball by using:

rpm -ta driveloader*.tar.gz

that's what i did anyway.

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Old 02-14-2004, 12:12 AM   #4
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Re: Netgear Wireless Card on Suse

Originally posted by starbug
I have a Netgear WG511 Card that works as expected with Windows, but I need help in getting it running on Suse...
Do a search here. There are other posts about the wg511.

Good luck.


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