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Old 12-19-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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Wireless On An Apple G3 B&W Desktop Running Ubuntu 5.10

Hello everyone.

I have an Apple G3 B&W desktop computer running Ubuntu 5.10. I am a newbie in the linux world... and in the Apple computer world for that matter too.

Here is what I have:

- Apple G3 B&W running Ubuntu 5.10
- Belkin Wireless G Router
- Belkin Wireless Desktop Card

No support from what I can find for Apple computers or Linux for that matter. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Perhaps there is a card that is proven to work? This is an 802.11g set up here...

I did attempt to search this situation and had about 2 pages of results... however, there was really nothing that covered the Belkin product or anything specific to my situation. Any help would be totally appreciated.

This seems to be very informative:

Old 12-21-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
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Um, I hate to break the news to you, but you have exactly one choice for this card and it is the bcm43xx project. That wireless card uses a Broadcom chipset, and Broadcom refuses to support Linux in any way, shape or form. Those of us on Intel boxen can use ndiswrapper and a Windows driver, but that won't work on a G3.

If you decide to try this driver, you absolutely positively MUST be running a 2.6.15 kernel. At this point in time that means patching the 2.6.14 source code (actually easy to do) and compiling your own kernel. The other thing is that as far as I can tell, the bcm43xx driver currently doesn't support WEP or WPA encryption (well, at least I haven't been able to get it to work).

If you want to switch to a different card, I'd suggest spending some time on the LQ HCL and Googling a lot to find one that works with a Mac and has native Linux support.


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