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#1 2006-03-19 19:27:14

Samuel Cengel
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From: Slovak Republic
Registered: 2005-11-19
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wifi card for archlinux?

I want to buy a wifi card. How wifi card for archlinux, please?

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#2 2006-03-21 18:34:57

Samuel Cengel
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Re: wifi card for archlinux?

And what about module for wifi card with prism chipset? Is it in kernel? or what package for this cards?

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#3 2006-03-21 19:07:32

tomk
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Re: wifi card for archlinux?

The driver for prism2/2.5/3 chipsets is provided by the wlan-ng26 package, not by the kernel. It's a very mature and stable driver. If it's prism54, the original version is in the kernel, but you would need to check on prism54.org before using it - there have been various developments since.

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#4 2006-03-21 20:14:52

Samuel Cengel
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Re: wifi card for archlinux?

The wlan-ng26 is for arch-stock kernel. But I have my own kernel 2.6.15.6.

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#5 2006-03-22 00:19:23

tomk
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Re: wifi card for archlinux?

Just use ABS to rebuild wlan-ng for your kernel. There's a _kernver variable on the second line of the PKGBUILD. Put your 'uname -r' in there instead of 2.6.15-ARCH.

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#6 2006-03-22 06:27:00

tor
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Registered: 2004-08-02
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Re: wifi card for archlinux?

Maybe a bit off topic but here http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ is a quite extensive overview of wireless and Linux in general.

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