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#1 2006-02-10 04:42:50

perbh
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From: Republic of Texas
Registered: 2005-03-04
Posts: 765

linux -wlan - dlink (dwl-g650)

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?

thanks,
-pbh-

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#2 2006-02-10 12:59:53

Pajaro
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Registered: 2004-04-21
Posts: 878

Re: linux -wlan - dlink (dwl-g650)

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)
modprobe ndiswrapper
ifconfig wlan0 IP.IP.IP.IP
route add default gw IP.IP.IP.IP
iwconfig wlan0 essid "essid"
iwconfig wlan0 key THE0KEY09876545T87

ping google.com

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#3 2006-02-10 16:50:11

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,838

Re: linux -wlan - dlink (dwl-g650)

Try madwifi - it's in the AUR.

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#4 2006-02-10 17:28:50

Pajaro
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Registered: 2004-04-21
Posts: 878

Re: linux -wlan - dlink (dwl-g650)

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

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#5 2006-02-11 06:12:48

perbh
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From: Republic of Texas
Registered: 2005-03-04
Posts: 765

Re: linux -wlan - dlink (dwl-g650)

A great 'thank you' to y'all!!
The ndiswrapper worked a treat!! (once I realized I first had to 'modprobe yenta_socket')

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