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Old 08-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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Installing WG511T on Zenwalk 2.8?

Hey guys,

I need a little help installing the WG511T PCMCIA card on Zenwalk. I tried using the XP driver and ndiswrapper, but this didnt work. It said 'driver invalid'... Is there any other way to do this? On a Slackware board I read you just have to edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file to make this work in Slackware. This should work for Zenwalk, too, right?

Hope some1 can help!

Old 08-14-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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Try downloading the latest driver from the manufacturers website. It is also worth checking the ndiswrapper list page for someone else that has found a driver that works with ndiswrapper:
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Maybe you have already determined that ndiswrapper is your best option, but just in case you haven't: the Netgear WG511T is known to work very well with the madwifi driver, as long as your card has the Atheros chipset. I happen to own the same model myself and it works great, check out the project homepage for more info.
But if you're unlucky and the chipset in your card is not supported by madwifi (or any other project), then you could try ndiswrapper.
I hope that helps.
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I have a netgear 511 that works with the prism54 driver under Ubuntu and Kanotix, but not under ZW2.8. Claims it can't load firmware isl3890. I give up for now.


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