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December 06, 2003

Wireless LAN Linux = LinuxANT

Just setting up a home system with Redhat 9 and couldn't get a linux driver for my Linksys WMP11 wireless PCI card. It uses a broadcom chipset and this doesn't seem to be readily supported. But, a company called http://www.linuxant.com have a system for using the Windows XP drivers on linux natively and it works very well. You install their software, provide the XP drivers from the CDROM to it and bingo, it works.

It seems to allow any WinXP NDIS driver to be usable under Linux. It's 20 bucks for the software but it's worth it. So far, it's working very well with my setup.

December 6, 2003 in Weblogs | Permalink

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The driver works fantastic. And it was the only turn around in my case...

Posted by: Jason | Jun 3, 2004 10:06:05 AM

ndiswrapper is an OSS project that does the same thing as the Linuxant driverloader - works with some Linksys wireless cards; try this first (may save $20!):
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

check the Linux hardware compatibility list on Linksys cards:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showcat.php?cat=144&page=

Posted by: ignominious | Sep 1, 2004 8:01:36 AM

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