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[ale] recommendations for a easy to configure Linux compatible 802.11B pcmcia card
- Subject: [ale] recommendations for a easy to configure Linux compatible 802.11B pcmcia card
- From: vloggins at turbocorp.com (Van L. Loggins)
- Date: Fri Jan 16 15:54:39 2004
I've heard that orinoco makes a decent card, but I am not sure which models are linux compatible.
If you guys can help me out and suggest particular brands or model numbers to look for I would be most appreciative
I bought a Twinmos 802.11B pcmcia card that has the realtek TRL8180 chipset in it.
Unfortunately this card only has drivers for the stock kernels for redhat 7.3, redhat 8.0 and redhat 9.0
with no ability to compile a module that will work with anything other than these distibutions or kernel versions.
I had originally had fedora core 1 installed on my IBM Thinkpad 390X laptop and decided to try this card out with SuSE 9.0 after
i was unable to get the drivers to work correctly.
Suse recognizes it as a realtek pcmcia ethernet controller, but it doesn't show up properly when I run dmesg. the wifimanager program also doesn't report any info from it either.
After fighting with it for several hours, I am throwing in the towel. I REFUSE to have to resort to installing a soon to be
unsupported version of redhat just to get this Redheaded stepchild to work.
It works great on a Windoze XP laptop, no problems at all, no need for 3rd party drivers even. I sure as heck am not going to mess up my laptop by installing that drek on it.
Thanks for any input you can give me on this subject.
Van Loggins vloggins at turbocorp.com
Assistant System Administrator - ESC Dept
Linux User #316727
1-770-532-2239 Extension 9404