RE: netgear wg511t - wireless network card

hi axel...

i checked out the link you provided and i'm still confused...

here are the steps i think i need (but i still don't know which card to

-do a "uname -r" and get the kernel for my system
-go to the atrpms site and get the required rpm
-install the rpm

(is there only one rpm for RHEL 4?)

after i do the install of the madwifi-module rom, do i need to do anything
else? the web page mentioned sharutils....

do i need to do the "modprobe" ? when would i do it?

when do i place my card in the slot?

how do i know if i even have the right/correct card for this rpm?

lord give me windows!!!! just kidding.. but there really should be a better
way for this...

a site/page that says, ... take this card, for this linux version.. and do
these steps...!!!!



-----Original Message-----
From: Axel Thimm [mailto:Axel Thimm ATrpms net]
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 6:24 PM
To: bedouglas earthlink net; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Nahant)
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Subject: Re: netgear wg511t - wireless network card

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 06:18:14PM -0800, bruce wrote:
> ok....
> 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?????

Because it is closed source and thus not supportable by the
distribution vendor unless the vendor has a partnership or some other
special arrangement with the authors (like for java and acroread on
the extra CD).

> -bruce
> From: nahant-list-bounces redhat com
> [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
> > > 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
> > > to. actual steps to accomplishing this would be greatly appreciated...
> >
> > No, it is not natively supported.  The only G-wireless card I know of
> > RHEL4 natively supports is the Centrino.  You can however use the
> > drivers with these
> >
> >
> >
> > It works quite well, I have a few CentOS4 kiosks running 24/7 with
> > 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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