So, earlier today, I posted about how the
Netgear WG511 v2 from Taiwan (with the Marvell chipset) was a piece of shit because it was a damned pain to install.
I still think it’s a pain to install, but it’s no longer a piece of shit.
To install the card under Linux, you need to run the Windows driver through a wrapper. In this case, ndiswrapper.
ndiswrapper is installed, you need to also install the right driver. In the case of the
Netgear WG511 v2 from taiwan, it’s these ones.
Once that’s installed, it’s a simple matter to install. Just follow the instructions on this page, which will get you up and running.
Don’t forget to tell your wireless network card to use the accesspoint for its gateway. In my case, the accesspoint is
192.168.1.107, and I want the wireless card to use
192.168.1.108 as its own IP:
iwconfig eth1 scan ifconfig eth1 192.168.1.108 route add default gw 192.168.1.107 dev eth1
That’s it! You’ll now find that if you remove your wired LAN (
ifconfig eth0 down), you can access the LAN and the Internet through your wireless card.