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Old 11-05-2003, 08:59 AM   #1
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WPC54G (Linksys 2.4Ghz) PCMCIA card works.

I have found a solution to use this card.

It uses commercial software which loads the Windows driver.

I downloaded and installed the software yesterday and my WPC54G card works without any problems.

Since linksys does not support a driver for Linux I find the $14.95 not too bad to have my card working.

I cannot post the URL, however do a search on linuxant driverloader.

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I am placing this message because it solves a problem.
Old 11-06-2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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I did the exact same thing. I loaded the windows driver and after entering the license using the browser interface I did ifconfig eth1 up. I see the interface when I do ifconfig however it does not get an IP address and I am unable to do anything.
Can you please tell if I am missing anything.
Old 11-10-2003, 08:11 AM   #3
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Do you use a DHCP server or do you have a fixed IP address.
Make sure your other network settings are correct.
Old 11-14-2003, 01:16 AM   #4
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I also loaded the linuxant driver for the Linksys WPC54G wireless pc card. The driver installation went smoothly. When I did iwconfig I saw that I even got an ip address (dhcp) assigned. However, I couldn't ping anything on the network (including the router) and I couldn't get out to the internet. BTW, A friend of mine has a built-in broadcom 54G chip in his laptop and was able to get it to work.

Any ideas what I might be able to check? I am running SuSE 9.0 on my laptop.


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