Linux Drivers for wpc54g

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Andy_K, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Andy_K

    Andy_K Network Guru Member


    I am in need of a PCMCIA WLAN card. Since the rest of my WLAN is from Linksys, I've been thinking to purchase the wpc54g, als from Linksys.
    But, my laptop is running Linux. So I searched on the net for Linux drivers
    form this wpc54g, and found one for V2 of the WPC54G.

    As far as I understood, V2 doesn't support WPA. V4 does.

    So my question is, does anybody know if there is a driver for linux for the wpc54g ?


  2. rarchambault

    rarchambault Guest

    this card (V4) is supposed to work with the ndiswrapper module.
    Check this page:
    My card does not work with Linux, but neither with Windows XP, so I guess i've a hardware issue. At least the card is recognized by ndiswrapper, so if yours works under Windows, it should work with Linux

  3. GTOFan350

    GTOFan350 Guest

    Linux Ubuntu

    I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop (partition) and i'm tryin to install either my Linksys WPC54G card or my belkin pre-n card. Suppsedly they are both compatible with NDISwrapper but I cannot figure out how to install the drivers on Ubuntu. Can anyone help me out with this?? I am very new to linux but I like the GUI and its open source code so I would like to get it to work and get rid of windows.
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Andy_K, I would advise against the WPC54G/GS - it has, IMO, a crappy antenna, which limits your range. I have successfully used a WPC55AG on Linux, and the 55 has about twice the range of the 54. The 55 is an Atheros based card AFAIK, but I forget exactly which driver it uses.

    Oh, and the 55 gives you 802.11a (5GHz) as well if you ever want to use it.
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    FYI - I checked today - the WPC55AG, some D-Link, and some Netgear cards are Atheros (I think chipset AR5212) based, and work with the madwifi driver. On Ubuntu it loads the ath_pci module amongst others. And it works with kismet!

    GTOFan350, I can't help you, but Ubuntu has mega Wikis and stuff - you can start at otherwise Google for something like "Howto ndiswrapper".
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