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Old 10-13-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wireless with RH9 and Linksys Dual Band WPC55AG adapter

Does anyone have any idea how I can get this to work under RH9. I have it working with Windows XP on my dual boot laptop, but there doesnt seem to be any support for Linux. This stinks since I had to pay $100.00 for this card.

If I purchase a WPC11 would that work? Any other suggestions appreciated.
Old 10-15-2003, 06:52 AM   #2
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FYI: Linksys WPC55AG wireless does not work with Linux

Just FYI on Linksys WPC 55AG dual-band wireless adapter. It will not work but I sent an email about the urgency it be supported.

Thanks Jean-Simon,

I and the Linux users need the driver now. Please make this an urgent request with your company. You are losing business to others. If I had known, I would not have bought this card. Linux is growing fast and your company should release Linux drivers concurrent with Windows.

Plese email me if you have further info. I can post it to forums.

Best regards,


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Linuxant support <>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 01:14:52 -0400

>I apologize for misleading you. This chipset should be supported in a future
>version of DriverLoader. I can email you when we will release it.
>Thank you for your patience.
>Jean-Simon Durand
>Technical specialist / Linuxant

>----- Original Message -----
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 11:40 PM
>Subject: Do your drivers work with Linksys WPC55AG?
>I have Linux RH9 and the Linksys Dual Band WPC55AG wirless >adapter. Does your driver work with this?
Old 11-19-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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I finally got this adapter to work with the drivers

You can test your setup with their demo. If you are happy you can pay for new license after 30 days.
Old 11-20-2003, 04:44 PM   #4
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it was probably mentioned in another thread (I hope), but either way, a GPL'd alternative to linuxant's driverloader is
Old 11-21-2003, 08:16 AM   #5
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Thanks. It looks promising. I hope they make it work with Kernel 2.4. I am not too experienced with changing the Kernel of my RH9 I wish I could help.
Old 12-15-2003, 11:22 AM   #6
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Maybe someone can give me advice. I also have a WPC55AG. Wasted a lot of time trying to get other drivers to work under Linux, and on reading this just downloaded the Linuxant driverloader. It installed fine and now I can do things like iwlist eth1 scan, but still can't connect to the network.

What's the magic trick (if there is one), or what are the things I should be looking at to get this to work? My current ifcfg-eth1 file reads like this:

The key is the hex key that appears in my Windows Linksys display on entering a text key, and is specified as 0x:XX:XX:XX:XX

When I try to connect, I get this message -
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.

Determining IP information for eth1... failed.

So -- any suggestions?


Old 02-01-2004, 12:36 PM   #7
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I am looking for help with this same card.... i cannot get it to talk to my access point.. it can find the mac address of teh access point but it can't get an ip


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