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Re: wireless pcmcia

On Wed, 2004-06-16 at 14:26, Nejc Novak wrote:
> Hello!
> I have a Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card. This card supports 802.11g and b 
> standard. I can't get it working. I've pluged it in my laptop but dmesg 
> doesn't show anything. Anyone has this card or do you have any advice?
> Thanks for your help.
> Nejc

That card uses a Broadcom chipset. Unfortunately for linux users
Broadcom refuses to release its hardware specs to linux driver

However there is linux software that allows you to use it by
implementing a wrapper for the windows drivers.

You can choose:

Linuxant - http://www.linuxant.com
Ndiswrapper - http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

Linuxant costs money but comes with support and other things that you
pay for. Ndiswrapper is free but requires a bit of fiddling (In my

I went with Ndiswrapper and haven't had any problems.

Adam Cooper <adam cooper port ac uk>

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