TRENDnet TEW-226PC

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rocco
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Post by rocco » 2005/04/06 19:18:09

Greetings,

I am a fairly new Linux user and am loving it so far.

I have a Laptop with a PCMIA wireless card (as stated above). I am using CentOS 4 and the install did not see the wireless card at all. It does not show up in any of he networking tools. My on board NIC work just fine, infact it is what I am using to post this thread.

I am at a loss on how to get this card to work under Linux (or if it can work).

Any help is appreciated. :-D

Rocco

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Re: TRENDnet TEW-226PC

Post by karlkatzke » 2005/04/07 06:04:45

Rocco - Welcome to the linux world!

Most devices can be detected automatically, but wireless cards, especially obscure ones, can be a bit of a headache.

Every company and their brother makes a wireless PCMCIA card. The secret is that most of them are actually using chips that are made by a small group of suppliers. Unfortunately, they don't often say which one they're using, and they can still be custom chips.

A great resource for making a network card work is http://www.linux-wlan.org ... these people know it all.

If you check out the Adapters table at http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz ... you'll see that the TEW-226PC is possibly a Realtek card. You could work on that premise and see if you can get it working that way using the instructions on linux-wlan.org. However, even Trendnet doesn't think that their card is compatible with linux and suggests a handful of other cards that are ( http://www.trendnet.com/en/support/linux.htm ).

Googling around quickly didn't really get me anywhere, so I don't think anyone else has gotten it working.

Good luck ... my advice would be to buy a cheap used card from the list that is -known- to work, though...

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Post by arrfab » 2005/04/07 10:14:18

I use Ndiswrapper to use my USRobotics PCMCIA Wireless card on Linux.
If you have a look on the ndiswrapper website, you'll see that they list your card as supported :
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/List
Follow the instructions to install/build the ndiswrapper-module for your kernel and install your NDIS driver (windows driver) in your ndiswrapper config/database.
Hope this helps ...

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Re: TRENDnet TEW-226PC

Post by rocco » 2005/04/07 17:28:35

Thanks guys,

I will mess with the nds wrapper first and see what I get. If all fails I'll just buy a new nic.

Rocco

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