netgear ma521

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Sep 30 10:48:23 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 17:04 +1000, ABD Computer Installations wrote:
> Greetings all,
> 	I say.
> Has any one got any ideas about the Netgear ma521 (wireless card)
> that uses realtek 8180L chipset.
> Should the card just work or must some other obscure method take place ?
> iwconfig doesnt seem to recognise the card.

The only Linux driver for the Realtek 8180 chipset only works under
certain versions of kernel 2.4. There are currently efforts to produce a
more usable driver - with a bit of luck there'll be some that work by
the next release of Ubuntu. At the moment your only real bet is to take
a look into ndiswrapper, which allows you to use the Windows driver.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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