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Old 10-02-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Talking 10.1 CE - wireless cool!!

At last, on 10.1 CE *BOTH* my wifi cards (Netgear MA401 11Mbs and Netgear WG511T 54Mbs) work flawlessly on my Sony VAIO PCG-GRV616S.

If anyone is interested the trick has been to cvs checkout the lates madwifi package, plain compile and add to /etc/modconf.preload all its modules. Those are the drivers for WG511T , but they might have

After that, even the 11Mbps card which uses the orinoco_cs card started working!

both connection have been configured and started using Mdk's control center.

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Old 10-02-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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wireless lan

Hey Edoardo, thanks for your posting.
I was wondering if you could provide a more detailed description of your success to get
the Netgear Adapter to work.
I am new to Linux and consider buying a wirless LAN PCI adapter to use under Linux,
it's hard to choose one. The Netgear adapter seems cheap, but it;s hard to figure out
if it's really linux compatible beforehand. Therefore my question.

Thanks for a detailed instructions how to get the Netgear going, assuming the user
is really new to Linux.

Kind Regarss,
Old 10-03-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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install 10.1 CE with your laptop connected with plain ethernet.
install kernel sources as well

For a WG511T pcmcia card, do a cvs checkout of this project:

unplug the ethernet cable

compile (as root) - there's a README buty I really did not have to tewa anything.

compiling the driver (eg executing 'make install' from the driver's directory) will create some .ko files in /lib/modules/<>/net

add them all to /etc/modprobe.preload

execute (as root)
modprobe /lib/modules/<>/net/*.ko

run mandrake control center and execute 'new connection' choosing wireless

I use wep encription and I just copied and pasted the key the key I eneterd into my router in the corresponding field - but I suggest that to start with you set up your wap w/o encription and any security - just to make it work. then add wep and restrict MACs to your own cards only.



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