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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Wireless alternatives on 12" g4 powerbook Reply with quote

Hi,

I just installed gentoo with fluxbox on my x86 pc and I totally love it. The speed is amazing and I love the way fluxbox looks. Anyway I'm looking into installing gentoo on my Powerbook G4 12", But I have some questions.

What can I do for a wireless alternative on my powerbook? It has an airport extreme card but I've looked everywhere and discovered that there is no support for it. From reading posts here, Most people seem to recommend a pcmcia card, But the 12" Powerbook lacks a pcmcia slot. The only thing I could really think of is a USB adaptor and I'm wondering if there are any that are easily configured, as I don't have very strong linux skills. An 802.11b card will do for now, But I'm going to need an 802.11a card in the future because the school I'm going to has an 802.11a network.

Also, fluxbox should compile on my ppc, right? I'm just not very sure about this type of thing and if anyone has any suggestions about window managers for ppc, any input is welcome.


Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of us are using the DWL-122 USB 802.11b adaptor, which works fine with the linux-wlan-ng drivers. That said, those drivers don't yet support all of the linux wireless extensions, so you might be able to find something better.

And yeah, fluxbox should compile fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:07 am    Post subject: Possibility? Reply with quote

Hey,
While searching for a 802.11a/b/g usb adaptor, I came across this:

http://www.atheros.com/pt/AR5005UX.htm

Any chance of it working on linux? just wondering..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they have a linux page on their site, which points to an open source project on sourceforge. Looks promising.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow dude, thanks lol. I didnt even see that. So I guess I'll just find where to get one of those dealies and put gentoo on my mactop. Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Errr - i don't thin that'll work (would love to be proved wrong though). I looked at the link, and the linux driver is based on a binary HAL kernel module (think nvidia drivers).

So unless I missed the PPC version, it won't work on a mac. :-( (infact, I can't see the drivers to download anywhere? )
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-5.htm and http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/madwifi/madwifi/hal/linux/ it looks like the HAL is available for many architecture, PPC included.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Have the same problem and found this:
http://linux-lc100020.sourceforge.net/
but will this work on ppc??? I can't find anything about it :(

a USB stick witch is suported by this driver costs 28 Euro in holland
and is 11g compatible (54Mbs)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, not a/b/g, just b, but I've had great luck with the DLINK DWL-122 usb adaptor ... supposedly work under OS X as well, but I don't use OS X that often. ;-)

I use the linux-wlan-ng drivers, and all seems to work fine.
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