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Post by clem »

Hi,

In Bea we will:

- include ndiswrapper 1.1 and 1.8.
- include ndisgtk (System->Administration->Windows Wireless Driver)
- include an HTML guide in /home/$USER/Documents which will explain how to install a Wireless driver under Linux Mint and which will contain the whole list of PCI IDs and links to the corresponding drivers on the Internet.
- include as many of these drivers in Linux Mint as we can.

This way the user won't need the Internet at all. And for the cards for which the driver isn't in Linux Mint, the user will be able to do all the steps all the way to actually find the proper link to download his driver, without the Internet.

We're in the process of adding these drivers, so:
If you know your PCI ID and you want the corresponding driver to be included in Bea, please tell us now

Clem
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Support for the Marvell 88w8335 "Libertas" chipset (PCI ID = 11ab:1faa) has been added to mintWifi.

If your wireless card is based on it you'll be able to set it up graphically and without an Internet connection. :)

List of affected cards:

- 3COM 3CRGPC10075
- Airnet AWD154 and AWN154
- Airlink+ 802.11g Model AWLC3026
- Digitus DN-7001G MV (802.11a/b/g) PCMCIA
- Encore Electronics ENLWI-G and ENPWI-G
- Linksys WPC54G v5 (tested!)
- Mentor WLG-PCI and WLG-PCII
- Netgear WG311 v3 and WG511 v2
- Netcow FC-NC9010
- NogaNet TWL542C PCMCIA
- Option globetrotter (GT) Fusion
- Peabird PEAB-WLG-PCI
- Trendnet TEW-421PC
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Support for the Realtek RTL8180 rev.20 chipset (PCI ID = 10ec:8180 rev20) has been added to mintWifi.

List of affected cards:

- Alpha AFW-N411
- Acer Aspise 1353 LCi
- D-Link DWL-520 (Rev D1) and Air DWL-650
- Digicom Palladio Wave C
- Edimax EW-7106PC and EW-7126PC
- Encore Electronics ENPWI-B-RECA
- Gericom PANWL 1102
- Gigafast WF721-AEX
- Hamlet HNWP110
- Intellinet (Prod ID 521710)
- Jensen Scandinavia Air:Link 6011 PCMCIA
- Linksys WPC11 v.4
- Longshine LCS-8531-R PCMCIA
- Mercury/Kobian KOB WL445
- Planet WL-8303
- Sweex Essentials Wireless PCI
- TP-LINK TL-WN250 (ver 2.0) PCI
- Topcom skyr@cer 4011b and skyr@cer PCI 111
- Trendnet TEW-226PC and TEW-228PI
- X-Micro XWL-11BPRG
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Post by clem »

Support for the Ralink rt2500 chipset (PCI ID = 1814:0201) has been added to mintWifi.

List of affected hardware:

- A-Link WL54H
- Averatec 3200/6100 Series Laptop
- Asus WL-107G and A8V Deluxe Wireless Edition
- Atlantis-land A02-PCM-W54 and A02-PCI-W54
- Belkin F5D7000uk and F5D7010
- CNet CWC-854 and CWP-854
- Conceptronic C54RC
- Digitus DN-7001G RA
- Edimax EW-7128g
- Foxconn-WLL-3350 PCI
- Hawking HWC54D
- Linksys WMP54G v4
- MSI PC54G2 PCI
- MSI Megabook S271 laptop
- ROLINE RWA-54
- Sweex Essentials PCI 54MBPS 11g (rev 01)
- Sitecom WL-115
- Zaapa ZW-P854-G

This also supports the following USB Wireless Adapter with a PCI ID of 13b1:000d:

- Linksys WUSB54G v4 (tested!)
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Post by valent »

Wow, you really do think about wireless, unlike some distros that forget about them.

Thank you for seamless wireless.
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Post by clem »

Hi,

It's a bit too late, Beta 028 is going gold and no more changes are making their way in Bea.

If you want future versions of mintWifi to support your card:
- in Bea, follow the mintWifi guide to find the right driver for you.
- see if everything works fine.
- come back to me with a link to that driver and your PCI ID.

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Post by clem »

Hi,

Please follow the mintWifi guide and find out your PCI ID and the driver that works for you. Then come back to me if those two pieces of info and I'll add it to the list of supported hardware and put the driver in mintWifi.

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Post by clem »

mintWifi 1.0 is now present as a deb in the repository. It's the same as the one you already have installed in Bea, it just comes as a deb. If you want to help with testing things out and automatically receive notifications when future versions of mintWifi get released, install mintWifi through synaptic.

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Deleted - was regarding a laptop that had hardware problems anyway.
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deleted, per above
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Post by Gladier »

Have you changed the kernel at all so that we dont have that really irritating USB power limitation of 500mA to devices that require 900mA??
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No, they'll be no kernel changes in 2.x.
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Post by hoppel »

Hi,


I use an already supported wifi card (MSI PC54G2 PCI), and I'm quite satisfied. But: One thing is, I changed to the ndiswrapper method because the Linux driver had connection problems (the wifi signal I recieve is quiete weak). I started to use the Windows driver but I although the connection is a bit better now, I cannot be sure that the system changed its driver - there is simply no way of proving that ndiswrapper has taken over. Or I am wrong and doesn't know how to check it. Either way, it would be nice to have it displayed clearly.
The other thing is, that the included ralink Windows driver seems to be not the newest one. Could you check that one?
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