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[[!meta title="Shoes -- ships -- sealing wax"]]
[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
[[!meta date="2004-02-12 13:14:00 +0000"]]
[[!tag old-livejournal]]

So I bought a Wireless card to replace my broken Actiontec one… Dabs
advertised this one has having Linux support and off I went and ordered
it. It arrived this morning and seems to be a Realtek 8180 based device.
These have been around for months and yet there is still no reliable
support for them. There’s a Realtek supplied part-binary driver for
2.4.x but that is not gonna work in 2.6.2. I am currently looking into
the ndiswrapper project to see if they have anything useful — they
seem to carry an rt8180.c file which might help and I’ve hacked it to
compile that for 2.6.x I guess if I have no joy at all tonight, I’ll
have to decide between sending it back or learning to write kernel
drivers. (P.S. the card is an
<a       href="http://www.edimax.com.tw/html/english/products/EW-7106PC.htm">Edimax
7106</a> and is a Cardbus interfaced single-height PCMCIA card)