[Ma-linux] Wireless-N and Linux
Louis C. Kouvaris
louisk at comcast.net
Thu Mar 18 19:52:07 EDT 2010
What is the status of Linux support for -N? The kernel drivers say they
don't support it yet. I have a Netgear WN311B PCI wireless adapter using
the Broadcom BCM4321 chip. Broadcom puts out a Linux STA driver for it.
The driver, though doesn't initialize the device, no wlan0 is created.
There are no error messages, and yes I followed all the little details
in the directions. The adapter though works fine in WinXP. I then tried
using ndiswrapper with the WinXP drivers and again nothing. No error
messages and no wlan0. lspci sees the device correctly and ndiswrapper
-l says the driver is loaded and the device is present with the correct
pid. Ndiswrapper is working correctly with an older DLink adapter.
Somewhere else on the web it was suggested that firmware needs to be
installed, so I used b43-fwcutter to install firmware and still no
wlan0. It seems as though none of the drivers are really working. I am
running Slackware 13 with the 188.8.131.52 kernel. Does anyone what is
happening with -N? How can I get my wireless working?
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