this question _may_ have been asked before - in which case I do apologize.
I have a dlink dwl-g650 pcmcia adapter in my laptop - running archlinux (of course!). does anubody have any good suggestions as to suitable drivers?
I _have_ downloaded linux-wlan-ng-2.3, but I'm darned if I can figure out if this is the correct driver. 'dlink' is not much help.
I do seem to have the B5 h/w-version (which is not even mentioned on dlink's website).
Also - the linux-wlan-ng driver seem to want a complete kernel source. I'm no newbie to compiling/linking source from scratch, but rather hoped I wouldn't have to - I do like the the default kernel (2.6.15).
can anyone shed any light on my predicament?
i had luck with acx 100 and ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper is much faster in transmissions, so:
pacman -S ndiswrapper ndiswrapper-bin
ndiswrapper -i /path/to/the/inf/of/the/windows/drivers.INF (usually u can use the CD)
ifconfig wlan0 IP.IP.IP.IP
route add default gw IP.IP.IP.IP
iwconfig wlan0 essid "essid"
iwconfig wlan0 key THE0KEY09876545T87
Try madwifi - it's in the AUR.
yeah, madwifi may work
in case of madwifi
install madwifi from aur with qpkg, and replace the first 3 lines that i wrote with:
wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
ifconfig ath0 up
and then, in the other lines, replace wlan0 with ath0
A great 'thank you' to y'all!!
The ndiswrapper worked a treat!! (once I realized I first had to 'modprobe yenta_socket')