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Old 03-08-2005, 06:59 AM   #1
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Linux and Linksys

Any linux operating systems free for download that have Linksys wireless cards already optional on their network options? If so please post a link to their site. Thanks.
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Fedora Core supports my Linksys Wireless card You might want to try that.
Old 03-08-2005, 07:50 AM   #3
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It really depends on what chipset is in your linksys wireless card, and what version it is. Earlier linksys cards such as WPC11 Ver 1 thru 3, will sometimes work with Linux. The card I have is WPC11 ver. 4, and as far as I can tell no distros support it, and I have tried many. Your best bet is to find the distro that suits you, and use ndiswrapper to install the drivers for your card.

Also check out this: know cards to work with linux

If you card works great, however, linksys is know to be not so linux friendly.
Old 03-30-2005, 07:37 AM   #4
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Yes, it is definitely true that Linksys is not Linux-friendly. I know the desktop cards seem to have a lot more support than the laptop PC cards. Nevertheless, I have had a lot of trouble setting up my Linksys WMP54Gv4 card, having to reinstall the entire operating system about twenty times. I'm not kidding! Most of this was due to Ndiswrapper not functioning correctly, and me not having a kernel source. So finally I gave in and got the latest kernel (
I would definitely advise against getting a Linksys on a linux-based network. However, if your network is based on it already, you probably have no choice. Using chipset drivers, such as the one from Ralink, is better than using Ndiswrapper. By the way, Ndiswrapper worked perfectly fine, except for the fact that it did not work with a WEP encryption, and I don't like to have a network open to intruders for very long.
Old 03-30-2005, 08:58 AM   #5
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I have a Linksys WUSB11 2.6 and it works fine with various drivers for both the 2.4 and 2.6 kernel. If you use the 2.4 kernel, download the and if you use a 2.6 kernel I would recommend the berlios driver (just search atmel berlios).


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