RE: netgear wg511t - wireless network card


but can someone point me to something that takes me through how to get a
wireless card up/runing on linux, step-by-step....

and can someone explain to me why RHEL appears to have a list of
cards/adapters, if it doesn't really natively support any cards that i can
find for the box?????


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[mailto:nahant-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Axel Thimm
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 4:19 PM
To: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Nahant) Discussion List
Subject: Re: netgear wg511t - wireless network card

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 04:02:28PM -0500, Jay Lee wrote:
> On Fri, February 17, 2006 3:59 pm, bruce wrote:
> > i'm looking to create a dell/rhel laptop, using netgear's wg511t network
> > card.
> >
> > i'm considering this card as it appears to be natively supported
> > by rhel 4.  is this correct?

The one I have (it's a bit old) has an atheros chipset in it. But
netgear is known to upgrade hardware w/o changing the market name.

> > can someone tell me the actual steps (or point me to a site with the
> > actual steps) to get the card up/running on the dell/rhel system.
> >
> > when i plug the card into the slot, nothing seems to happen...
> >
> > i'd prefer not to have to install drivers/rebuild kernel if i don't have
> > to. actual steps to accomplishing this would be greatly appreciated...
> No, it is not natively supported.  The only G-wireless card I know of that
> RHEL4 natively supports is the Centrino.  You can however use the madwifi
> drivers with these
> It works quite well, I have a few CentOS4 kiosks running 24/7 with Netgear
> 311T's (same card but PCI interface).  They work quite well, I just have
> to make sure I recompile the madwifi after updating the kernel or they
> won't get any connectivity.

There is madwifi support for RHEL4 (i386 and x86_64) at,
you need the madwifi and the madwifi-kmdl-`uname -r` packages:

Axel.Thimm at

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