[Ma-linux] Wireless-N and Linux
jbholland at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 08:52:11 EDT 2010
I installed a Intel something or other Wireless N adapter inside my
laptop. Support is built into the kernel, and it works well. (there's a
slot to plug it into similiar to installing RAM in a laptop), and then
you attach the leads for the antennae. Don't know if they have a PCMCIA
On 03/18/2010 07:52 PM, Louis C. Kouvaris wrote:
> 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 18.104.22.168 kernel. Does anyone what is
> happening with -N? How can I get my wireless working?
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