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From: Gene Heskett <>
Cc: "John W. Linville" <>
Subject: Re: wireless Q
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 21:48:36 -0500	[thread overview]
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On Thursday 04 January 2007 17:14, John W. Linville wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 12:51:49AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I bought a Belkin Wireless G card, a pci 802-11 radio of some sort.
>> The main chip on it wears the label "RTL8185L"
>> Is there any support for making this a wireless server in the kernel
>> at the present time?
>> I have visions of sticking it in the last pci slot of a box running
>> DD-WRT if there is a driver available.
>There is no such driver in the kernel at this time.  There is an
>out-of-kernel driver available here:
>FWIW, I know of at least one person working on a driver for the
>d80211-based stack in wireless-dev.  I'm not sure when that will be
>available publicly.
Possibly in the future John.  I took the Belkin back and got a Netgear 
WG311T for another $35.  Staples let me open it there and based on the 
fact that the cd has some drivers on it that start with ATHE_* (the 
chipset has a tincover soldered to the board over it so we can't ID it 
that way), I'm assuming its an Atheros chipset, and Brian does has that 
support available in DD-WRT, which is where this puppy will live.  But 
I'm up to my butt in alligators ATM, so it may be a day or 3 till I can 
try it.  I have a 160GB drive laying on the lappies carry case in the 
doorway, to go up and be installed in the neighbors box to replace a 30GB 
that upchucked all over their windows install, and convince it to let me 
install windows on that box the 2nd time.  M$ are such rectums over that.  
Its piracy you know. :(

And its already 21:22 here and I'd druther space it for the night. :(  I 
probably will since I kept them up till midnight last night finding the 
missing 1.5 megabaud download speed and making their wireless in a new 
Acer lappy work.  But its unsecured and that makes me nervous if some war 
driver comes by.  Not a high probability out here in the sticks, but you 
never know.  So I gotta go ask some dumb questions here and there.

Thanks John.


Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author) and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
message by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-05  2:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-04  5:51 Gene Heskett
2007-01-04 22:14 ` John W. Linville
2007-01-05  2:48   ` Gene Heskett [this message]
2007-01-05 14:26     ` Lennart Sorensen
2007-01-05 14:51       ` Gene Heskett

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