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Old 07-31-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
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Question Linksys 802.11G & Mandrake 10.0 64 Bit

Bear with me because its insane how big of a newbie I am to Linux.

I have my pc set up to dual boot: Win XP Pro, and Mandrake 10.0 64-Bit Version 2.6.3 Kernel, on an AMD Athlon64 3200+, which has a Linksys 802.11G 54MBps PCI card, and Onboard 3COM Gigabit.

The Onboard 3COM Gigabit is setup as eth0. This connects to hub and creates a LAN in my room which 2 other PC's connect to (both Windows based for gaming).

Linux detects my Linksys 802.11G PCI card but I cannot connect to the internet. And if I remember correctly, its setup as eth1.(I'm in XP right now writing this from memory.)

I went looking on the internet (in XP) for a driver, but everything I tried didn't work. I installed Linuxant DriverLoader and in theory, I should've been able to throw in my Linksys Driver CD and the DriverLoader would "convert" it to Linux, but for whatever reason it didn't work (most likely due to the idiot trying to use it.)

Help Please!!
Old 07-31-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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Just flipped over to Linux and checked Harddrake and here's what it brought up:

Description: BCM94306 802.11g NIC

Vendor: Broadcom Corporation (i've read elsewhere that broadcom pretty much sucks ass in linux.)

Bus: PCI


Media Class: Network_Other
Old 07-31-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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The broadcom cards are fine, it is the company that is the problem......

Anyway, you should be able to run that card through either linuxant or ndiswrapper. Since you are running Mandrake 10 you probably want to investigate ndiswrapper since ndiswrapper 0.4 is installed with Mandrake 10.

The problem is finding the INSTALL instructions for 0.4. After that version the procedure changed so most of the instructions you find on the net don't work really (although this is a pretty good tutorial.

Otherwise there are instructions on the ndiswrapper site. Just download the 0.4 tarball, unpack it and follow the INSTALL file.


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