[mythtv-users] O.T. myth-tv + gentoo + wireless LAN info

sarvinc at fastmail.fm sarvinc at fastmail.fm
Mon Nov 28 09:57:32 EST 2005

On Monday 28 November 2005 10:47 pm, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Rodney D. Myers wrote:
> >I've purchased at myth-tv box from magicitx.com, and not in the
> >position to run a LAN cable from the living room to the computer room
> >[aka spare bedroom].
> >
> >From what I gather from the reading, it runs gentoo. What pci and/or
> >USB wifi network card(s) will work in, as a drop in card?
> Buy a wireless bridge, save yourself the trouble of getting Linux +
> wireless to work
> http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WGE101.php

Agreed, if your wired network card works and you don't want to touch anything 
just use a bridge. Installing a wireless card isn't tough. There are plenty 
of wireless network cards that will work. Wireless is probably not enabled in 
the kernel so, depending on what is already compiled in, you probably will 
need to recompile your kernel. You'll need to edit the file /etc/conf.d/net . 
The next step depends on what card you decide to use. I'm using a Gentoo box 
with a Netgear WG311T 802.11g card, madwifi-driver will need to be installed 
with "emerge madwifi-driver" Some 802.11b card drivers are already included 
in the kernel. Depending on your network and type of security used some other 
tools may need to be installed. I really don't want to scare you way from 
wireless cards. The thing I cannot stress enough is to make sure you buy a 
card that is supported.

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