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Topic # 13312 3-May-2007 11:20
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As posted in the wifi forum...

Does anyone have any wireless cards that have integrated support for Linux, rather than having to muck about with NDIS wrappers etc. My cheapo PCMCIA Dick Smith card just doesn't want to work.

I'll be using Ubuntu if that makes any difference. In the meantime i've gone back to Windows.

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bump, reposting this into the Linux for some more traffic, hopefully some of the 'Linux nerds' might be able to help  .Cool   There are sites out there, but many card's aren't available in NZ too


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  Reply # 69406 3-May-2007 13:42
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What sort of encryption are you using, what is the WiFi card model and what version of Ubuntu have you tried?




 



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  Reply # 69413 3-May-2007 14:20
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Sorry should've been more specific :)

I'm using Ubuntu 7.04, was actually using 6.06 or something before. Did a quick reformat before I started to see if an update would help, made no difference.  Mind you, the card i have now is using a Realtek chipset.

Ideally I'd want to use WPA-PSK using TKIP, which is what I have set now.



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  Reply # 69419 3-May-2007 15:21
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In that case, I'm pretty much in the same boat as you so I'm not going to be much help. What I can tell you is that the Ubunto drivers for RTL818x have a bug in them and have been blacklisted. According to the bug report (and the forums) you can try them anyway by un-black listing the driver: in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist un-comment this line:

#blacklist r818x

then for some odd reason you have to add a dummy letter to the end of the SSID (e.g. wireless -> wirelesss)

and it should work EXCEPT I haven't heard anyone getting it working with WPA.

The next thing I was going to try was get a CNet or D-link card - RT2500 chipset which is supposed to work. So I've heard.





 



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  Reply # 69462 3-May-2007 22:22
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yip, get out of my boat!! ;)



well that's the thing, i don't have the energy to waste hours trying to get it to work, when it's quite possible it won't. I had a go at that whole unblacklisting thing.



I was just hoping someone had managed to get a card working, as i don't want to shell out $60-100 on a card, which might work.



I'd even settle for USB if it worked, the only problem is my USB slot is right next to my dodgy power plug

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  Reply # 69477 4-May-2007 01:58
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Hi Allstarnz. This topic has been of much interest to me as of late since I've put Ubuntu 7.04 on my laptop.

It comes with built-in Wifi using the Broadcom chipset. Didn't work. After four days of tweaking and how-to following I probably goofed up 10 times over but I got it to work with WEP and unsecured wifis, but not WPA.


I plugged in a
D-link AirPlus G (DWL-630) PCMCIA card in, it was instantly recognised and works straight away.

It connects to WPA networks just fine, although I cant seem to get it to connect to WEP or unsecured networks. That may very well be my idiot configuration.

Using a combination of the two network adapters I can connect to stuff. It would be alot easier with proper driver support though.

Well thats my 2 cents hope it helps.

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