Linksys Wireless G Adapter
Posted 29 January 2005 - 12:48 AM
The pci cards seem better supported than usb, depending what chiset is used. Different, sometimes even the same version of a card can have their manufactured chipsets changed midstream, which is interesting.
There is other driver support from Linuxant for Atheros and some usb models. My laptop is working with an atheros chipset based D-Link card, using the Linuxant package and Win XP drivers. The same model and version may have different chipsets, depending when they were made. Look at the cd that came with your card to see what the chipset seems to be, based on the drivers included in the cd.
As martouf noted, the WUSB54G is not supported at all, even with the Linuxant software using Win XP drivers.
I am currently writing a how-to for my Ralink (Linksys) card and plan to have it up soon and will post the results.
So, I guess there is some hope out there, as these issues are being actively worked on. I know this does not help those who currently have unsupported cards and usb models, but this points out the need to investigate what cards to use, if you are looking at wifi cards to use with a Linux system.
Posted 29 January 2005 - 08:22 AM
ndiswrapper -does- support a USB-connected wlan device using a WinXP driver.
I just recently gave it a go (using ndiswrapper-0.12 and a Buffalo WLI2-USB2-G54).
Linuxant says DriverLoader also supports a USB device (as of August 2004).
Posted 18 February 2005 - 01:22 PM
Linux 2.6.X (X >= 9).
I reached some trouble by using the Win-Driver from the CD, but after
downloading a new one from linksys - WEB site, I reach no problems
at all for some hours of using it...
Hopefully this helps...
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