[ILUG] Best WIFI card for linux - Success...!
mariconor at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 17:46:33 GMT 2008
Well, I now finally have wifi with security and no silly ndiswrapper
It even has decent security -- as far as security on wifi is
It is now successfully connecting to my FON WPA-2 internal network.
I can finally get rid of this machine to my mates kids bedroom.
The wifi card is a :
D-LINK AirPlus G USB device (DWL-G122).
-- than God it worked as I bought two of them, one for my own kids
Although the kernel driver is in the source, and the firmware was
already included on FC8, you do have to install the madwifi modules to
be able to connect to a secured network, it works fine out of the box
on an open network -- obviously worse than useless.
Just an FYI.
On 17 Jan 2008, at 18:06, Stephen Brooks wrote:
> Conor Wynne wrote:
>> On 17 Jan 2008, at 14:47, Stephen Brooks wrote:
>>> It's an rt73, I'm using it right now. I did have issue with
>>> Ubuntu 7.10 included drivers though, it would randomly drop
>>> connection. Currently using the serialmonkey drivers though
>>> requires a bit of work to get working though fine it you don't
>>> mind compiling and inserting modules. I've used the Ralink
>>> provided drivers in the past as well though requires similar
>>> compilation and insertion.
>> Well I have ordered two of them now, so I guess I wont mind
>> compiling em. :-)
>> I have a ton of distros downloaded now, OpenSUSE 10, ubuntu 7.10,
>> debian 3.x, all the RHEL flavours (but wont be using them as they
>> wont have access to rhn for updates, I shall not be giving them
>> access either (I'm funny that way), maybe centOS though, if rhel
>> works well.
>> Do you know if the source code has dkms support? This would be a
>> fine solution as each kernel update would automagically compile and
>> link em. That way I would not have to worry about such things. Not
>> my PC remember...
> I don't, though I have seen 3rd party dkms about for rt2500 so
> possibly not a million miles away. I'm using the enhanced legacy
> driver http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/rt73-cvs-daily.tar.gz Didn't
> have time at the time for doing a full rt2x00 build so took the easy
> route (currently running WPAPSK) if you need a example interfaces
> config file let me know. Serialmonkey also has a little util called
> RutilT for populating it.
> Stephen Brooks <stephen.brooks at lincor.com> Digital Depot, Thomas
> Senior Software Engineer Dublin 8,
> Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0)1
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