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17546Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: PCMCIA 802.11g - Linksys WPC54G

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  • Dado Feigenblatt
    Feb 2, 2003
      This sounds way out of my league.
      My C/C++ skills are very limited, and driver programming skills absolutelly
      As I don't have the time to delve into that right now, I'll have to lay low
      and wait for brighter minds to come forward.
      Meanwhile, you might have noticed this on another message to this list.


      Thanks for your help
      Dado Feigenblatt

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ryan Earl" <heretic@...>
      To: <linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 5:29 PM
      Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: PCMCIA 802.11g - Linksys WPC54G

      > On Monday 03 February 2003 12:45 am, Dado Feigenblatt wrote:
      > > Oh, should I read in between the lines that not only there are no
      > > drivers for either of the linksys cards,
      > > but that there's no workaround to get them working?
      > You could decompile the Windows drivers for the unsupported cards and
      > engineer linux versions.
      > > What would be the recommended cards then? Any 802.11g in sight?
      > I was just attemping to get the new DLink 802.11g card (DWL-G650) to work.
      > It's an Intersil chipset. Intersil used the Prism interface for all their
      > old cards, but alas, the current prism drivers do not work with it.
      > Apparently they haven't published programming details for their new
      > chipset. They may use a slightly altered interface requiring only a small
      > update to the driver code.
      > The best thing to do is to write Intersil and request specs on their
      > chipsets. Hopefully, if enough people ask they will rise to the occassion
      > and release specs. Optionally you can ask Broadcom though they haven't
      > helpful in the past.
      > -ryan
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