linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Thu Jan 25 13:23:21 UTC 2007
On 25 Jan 2007, at 04:14, Theng Kiat Ng wrote:
> I myself am trying to go wireless... Brought 1 PCI (Atheros
> something), 1 USB (Atheros 5523) and 1 router (all TP-Link)... It's
> a nightmare to set everything up:
> 1) PCI works with a 3rd party module called madwifi.
"3rd party" is a little unfair on madwifi. madwifi is FOSS code - do
you know of some reason it won't be included into the main kernel in
the future? I appreciate that wireless is non-intuitive to set up,
but currently you only have to compile the package & modprobe one
module into the kernel. I know the userspace tools are a bit odd, but
*shrugs* it's not THAT bad.
> 2) USB needs ndiswrapper (and windows driver).
Now this IS a hack - I detest NDISwrapper! I'm pretty sure there are
USB wireless NICs (based on the Ralink chipset) that run natively
(ie: without NDISwrapper) under Linux.
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