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Wireless LAN under Linux

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From: Floris [ date: 2004-12-21 ]
The NDIS wrapper uses Windows drivers... Does that mean that you can only use it on Intel x86 platforms?
From: Guido Socher [ date: 2004-12-21 ]
Hi Floris,
yes. You need an intel cpu.

From: Wang Xu <wangxu(at)> [ date: 2004-12-22 ]
Hello Floris, I think can support only ia32 architecture also.
From: Johan Volkers [ date: 2004-12-28 ]
When I bought my NetGear 401 I found warnings: do not use the iw-tools for
this card. Use wlan-ng tools instead. The iw-tools seem to work but may give
up after some time.

Is this still true? What is the difference between the iw-tools and wlan-ng?
From: Filippo [ date: 2005-03-04 ]
I've an Asus notebook L5g series with wireless lan integrated, but i cannot find the exact model of that device, can i just use my win driver with NDIS wrapper? (Mandrake 10.1 does not see any wlan peripheral)


From: Franz Müller [ date: 2005-04-24 ]
Very nice article. I plan to get wireless lan and
your article made a number of thing more clear to me.
From: RS Phagura <rsphagura(at)> [ date: 2005-12-27 ]
An excellent contribution to making wireless LAN better understandable for common user. Thanks and congratulations to Wang Xu.
From: Fawad Nazir <fawad.nazir(at)> [ date: 2006-05-15 ]
Nice Artical... It was really useful. Grt job done. Please refer me to some more neat articals which firther explain wirless sniffing and related stuff.
From: hzhou <hzhou(at)> [ date: 2006-07-15 ]
Dear Wang Xu

Our company are producting and developing the RDID and Wireless Lan cards, the soultion include the Intersil (Conexant), Atheros, VIA and Freescale's Chipsets, production type include 802.11 b/g AP (Access Point), Wireless rounter, 802.11 a/b/g mini PCI cards, CardBus, SDIO, SPI cards. We would like to communicate with you in Wlan technology and information.

Best Regards

From: biswa <biswajit_besusit(at)> [ date: 2006-08-29 ]
How can I power off all computers sitting on my computer,in linux?Please inform me.

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