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@ 2007-01-04  5:51 Gene Heskett
  2007-01-04 22:14 ` John W. Linville
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Gene Heskett @ 2007-01-04  5:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Greetings all;

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.

-- 
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)
Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
message by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

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* Re: wireless Q
  2007-01-04  5:51 wireless Q Gene Heskett
@ 2007-01-04 22:14 ` John W. Linville
  2007-01-05  2:48   ` Gene Heskett
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: John W. Linville @ 2007-01-04 22:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Gene Heskett; +Cc: linux-kernel

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.

Gene,

There is no such driver in the kernel at this time.  There is an
out-of-kernel driver available here:

	http://rtl8180-sa2400.sourceforge.net/

YMMV.

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.

Hth!

John
-- 
John W. Linville
linville@tuxdriver.com

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* Re: wireless Q
  2007-01-04 22:14 ` John W. Linville
@ 2007-01-05  2:48   ` Gene Heskett
  2007-01-05 14:26     ` Lennart Sorensen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Gene Heskett @ 2007-01-05  2:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel; +Cc: John W. Linville

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.
>
>Gene,
>
>There is no such driver in the kernel at this time.  There is an
>out-of-kernel driver available here:
>
>	http://rtl8180-sa2400.sourceforge.net/
>
>YMMV.
>
>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.
>
>Hth!
>
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.

>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)
Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
message by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

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* Re: wireless Q
  2007-01-05  2:48   ` Gene Heskett
@ 2007-01-05 14:26     ` Lennart Sorensen
  2007-01-05 14:51       ` Gene Heskett
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Lennart Sorensen @ 2007-01-05 14:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Gene Heskett; +Cc: linux-kernel, John W. Linville

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 09:48:36PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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. :(

Atheros makes a lot of different chipsets.  Not all are supported.  Many
newer ones require annoying firmware loaded into an arm processor on the
card.  Hopefully you found one that does have a working driver.

--
Len Sorensen

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* Re: wireless Q
  2007-01-05 14:26     ` Lennart Sorensen
@ 2007-01-05 14:51       ` Gene Heskett
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Gene Heskett @ 2007-01-05 14:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel; +Cc: Lennart Sorensen, John W. Linville

On Friday 05 January 2007 09:26, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 09:48:36PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> 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. :(
>
>Atheros makes a lot of different chipsets.  Not all are supported.  Many
>newer ones require annoying firmware loaded into an arm processor on the
>card.  Hopefully you found one that does have a working driver.
>
>--
>Len Sorensen

On that I have NDI Len. DD-WRT doesn't work OOTB on this, but must have a 
registration key before it will enable the wireless stuff.

I requested an email from Brian when he was available so that I could 
trade the challenge number for an enabling key, but he hasn't replied 
yet.

-- 
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)
Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
message by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

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