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Re: Wireless suggestion - tired of madwifi

Try ndiswrapper, this is a ndis kernel wrapper that uses the windows .inf file as a driver. I have used this with quite a few different cards and have found it quite easy. Only thing I have found is I have needed to re-install it when I have installed new kernels via up2date. My work around was to manually download the kernel update and upgrade the existing kernel, up2date installs the new one seperatelty.
the netgear wt511 uses the prism driver and is also quite easy to get going with out using ndiswrapper.

hope this helps.


Robert Locke wrote:

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 21:14 -0400, Bill Johnson wrote:

I recently posted about problems I was having with Madwifi. It was a horrible struggle to set it up under FC1, and now I'm going nuts again after installing FC3. I am not particularly happy with an 802.11A network anyway. My working distance from the access point is only a few feet.

So, I'm thinking of canning the current setup and going to an 802.11B or G setup.

My question for the list - is there a PCMCIA 802.11B or G card that will work with Fedora Core RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX? In other words, I want to just plug it in and configure it using the built in network configuration tools of fedora, with out having to compile or make or any other such stuff. I used to enjoy that stuff, and actually make my living doing it, but just simply don't have time for it right now. I need a working laptop now.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.


Hey Bill,

Taking a peak in /lib/modules/<version>/kernel/drivers/net/wireless....

It looks like cards based on Cisco Aironet (airo) and Prism II (orinoco)
are supported out of the box....  There also appear to be some files
related to supporting Intel Centrino stuff too....

Take a look at running modinfo against each of the .ko files you find in

Hope that helps....


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