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Alex Mondale amondale@y...
Sun Aug 11 03:46:00 NZST 2002

Hi Colin,
In a May post on a linux group, you stated

>The Netgear driver CD actually came with 'linux drivers', ie a copy of the
>pcmcia-cs and wlan-ng sources, which you promptly ignore in favour of the
>latest versions.  I noticed RedHat's kernel picks the built-in wvlan_cs
>driver for the card rather than the dedicated prism2 driver from the
>wlan-ng, I haven't had a chance to experiment whether rebuilding the
>kernel to use this would improve performance.
I had a problem compiling the MA401 drivers that came on the CD under 
7.3 kernel (2.4.18-5) so I am interested in knowing:
1) Do I even need to bother with compiling these drivers if I merely 
need to make a few changes in wireless.opt?
2) If so, where can I find these newer sources? I did not have problems 
building the pcmcia-cs sources, just the wlan-ng (stands for no good I 


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