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Old 09-23-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question dell 1450 usb open source???

i want to start out by saying hello to everyone, and thanks! i am 'old newb' when it comes to linux. i have installed it a few times, but never really tinkered with it or got much father than an install. finally that i am at my current job with an extra box laying around i decided to get it rollin and begin my exploration. with the help of this site i have successfully got my box going, updated, and i learned many things about linux already. thanks for the help there people. now on to the problem:

i am sporting fedora 5, i have a DELL USB 1450 Wireless card, and am very curious if there is an open source driver for this. I am wanting to test the wireless network here at my work to see how our network is. Being the ADMIN i can do that and not get into trouble. But my problem is its the weekend, im here without any other wireless cards but this USB one. AirCrack will not work with NDISWrapper, so yeah now you see my problem.

I have tried prism54 site and then on to the USB Section(site) from Baptiste(sp?) and it says he is still developing. So.. im at a stand still. Should I just wait til monday when i can get my DWL-G510 and use the opensource driver for it, then just stick this usb turd back in the box? I have googled to death with no prevail.. so here is am. All help or suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance and tahnks again for help with all that you didnt even know you helped with

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Old 09-24-2006, 07:59 AM   #2
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Are you sure that it is running a prism chipset? Dell equipment frequently runs Broadcom stuff. Try looking at the output of lsusb or if that is not informative, you might try running lshw, which can frequently tell more.
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thanks for the response. i am pretty sure its a prism chipset for the following reasons; at the site of i have that exact output of a 2nd gen device. the only difference is the wMaxPacketSize 512, mine is 64. The second reason i believe so, is b/c the windows driver is Prism02.sys, so im thinking thats a prism? I am seriously getting annoyed with this card, lol. Any insite would be greatly appreciated. oh, i did a lshw and it just spit out info about ndiswrapper. grrrrr


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