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Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Anyone installed wireless on Linux? It looks like I need to recompile the kernal is this true?

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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Depends on the distribution and kernel version. Some distros compile most of the wireless stuff as modules, so you can modprobe them into action. Some don't.

What distro are you using, and what kind of wireless card?
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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

It is a custom version (called TS Linux but I thinked branched from Debian) for my PC104 board and I am using a Netgear MA111. The /dev directory had not wlan items. The boad manufacturer says they have had it working with a MA101 which is close to identical to the MA111. Of course they did not say if that was a recompiled kernal or no, just that they had used them.

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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Is this a MA111 USB wireless adapter? If so, it is a MA111v2? They have different chipsets inside.

In the end, you will probably have to compile a new kernel, yes.
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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Yep a V2 hope that doesn't screw me up as it was hard to find.

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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Actually, it does screw you. The v2 has a SiS chipset which is not supported currently under the overarching linux-wlan-ng driver.

Check out the ndis-wrapper project, which will help get it going.http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

This basically will use the Windows driver and wrap an emulation layer around it so linux can use it.

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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Just to be clear about ndiswrapper... you won't have to compile a new kernel, but you will need to have the source files of the running kernel available to build against. ndiswrapper will install as a new module you can install into the running kernel.
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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Thanks looks like I need to get my CF card prepped with a development version (contrary to what they said it was not loaded with one )

EDIT: Oops it is there on the card but wouldn't boot over

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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Now curiosity has me... what are you using a PC-104 linux card for? Gotta be something embedded, but now you want WLAN too.... interesting.
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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

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Now curiosity has me... what are you using a PC-104 linux card for? Gotta be something embedded, but now you want WLAN too.... interesting.
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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

Oooooh...... very, very cool.

Good thing I read it though... you can forget about using the ndiswrapper software... that's an x86 only kludge, and it won't work on your ARM9 based TS board.

Any reason you don't want an actual wireless card attached to the PC104 bus? May be an easier way out, since it's PCI at that point.
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Re: Anyone installed wireless on Linux?

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Oooooh...... very, very cool.

Good thing I read it though... you can forget about using the ndiswrapper software... that's an x86 only kludge, and it won't work on your ARM9 based TS board.

Any reason you don't want an actual wireless card attached to the PC104 bus? May be an easier way out, since it's PCI at that point.
$$$ also I would need to find one that is a pass thru connector for my stack (probably doable) Plus I still need a driver that is ARM compatible and TS does not make one.

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