On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, FRLinux wrote:
> On 7/1/05, Klaus Fleck <kf06925 at gmx.net> wrote:
> > I'm thinking of getting myself a new wireless card, probably the SMC
> > 2835W. Is there anyone who has one of the cards running with WPA on
> > ubuntu? According to my internet search the prism intersil driver should
> > do the job, but I'm not sure about the WPA support.
>> Depends on theversion you are getting. Mine was branded as .v2 which
> is incompatible with the intersil driver. Everytime i tried to load
> it, i got a not ready signal. After a bit of search, discovered that
> at the time i bought it (february), it was not supported.
Be very careful with those cards. Unless things have changed, the only
card supported was v1, v2 (issued around Feb 2004 IIRC) will not work with
the intersil drivers. They do work with ndiswrapper, and linuxant do a
ndiswrapper-style job which works very well.
Unfortunately, they didn't do WPA, but I havn't retried newer versions of
the linuxant drivers I got for a while now, so ymmv.
Wireless seems to be in the 'tricky' category, with WPA especially so when
it comes to working under *nix. :(
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