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Re: [vox-tech] Netgear MA521 PCMCIA wireless card
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Re: [vox-tech] Netgear MA521 PCMCIA wireless card



Here is a guy's _how i did it_ page using the realtek provided drivers.
The realtek drivers are listed as 2.4.18 drivers.  Hopefully that means >=
2.4.18...

http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~rbell/Realtek8180.html

He doesn't sound very optimisitic about the performace of the driver.  My
recommendation is to look for a wireless card based on the Prism chipset.
If you can get your hands on a Netgear MA401 (for example), you'll be a
happy camper.  There are several others, but that card is good because it
works in Linux, and it also works in hoopty old laptops that only support
16-bit PCMCIA...

Good luck,
Dave Margolis

On 7 Jan 2004, David Jeffrey Barnum wrote:

> Well, I put on Red Hat 9, and I was hoping to use my Netgear wireless
> card.  Unfortunately, it wasn't that easy.  Nowhere in the "wireless"
> portion of the networking section is Netgear anything.  I have looked it
> up, and the chipset is a Realtek 8180 something or other inside the
> card.  If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this, suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated.
>
> I have a Toshiba laptop, with integrated wired ethernet.
>
> my lspci:
>
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device cbb2 (rev 02)
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 7010
> 00:03.0 Modem: ALi Corporation Intel 537 [M5457 AC-Link Modem]
> 00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link
> Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
> 00:06.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
> 00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
> 00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
> 00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
> 00:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller
> (rev 02)
> 00:0c.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
> 00:0c.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
> 00:0c.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
> 00:0f.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
> 00:12.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
> RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 340M
> 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.: Unknown
> device 8180 (rev 20)
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> David Barnum
>
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