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DriverLoader for Wireless LAN devices

This package contains the Linuxant DriverLoader for Wireless LAN devices.

It should be compatible with most current Linux distributions based on Linux 2.4 or 2.6 kernels. An X86 processor is required. The x86_64 architecture is now also supported using 64-bit NDIS drivers. Some systems may require kernel recompilation with special ACPI patches.

DriverLoader has been successfully tested with CardBus/PCI and USB devices based on chipsets from the following manufacturers:

  • Atheros
  • Broadcom (AirForce)
  • Cisco (Aironet)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless (Centrino)
  • Conexant/GlobespanVirata/Intersil (Prism GT/Duette/Indigo)
  • Marvell (Libertas)
  • Realtek (RTL8180L)
  • Texas Instruments (ACX100, TNETW1130)
  • ZyDAS (ZD1211)
  • These chipsets are used in many Notebook or Desktop adapter products by Acer, Actiontec, Asus, Belkin, Blitzz, Buffalo/MELCO, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, eMachines, Fujitsu, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP/Compaq, IBM, Linksys, Microsoft, Motorola, NETGEAR, SMC, SONY, Toshiba, U.S. Robotics, Z-Com, ZyXEL, and many others..

    The USB support has been successfully tested with the following devices: - D-Link DWL-G120 802.11g Adapter (PRISM). - D-Link DWL-G132 802.11g Adapter (Atheros). - Linksys WUSB54G Wireless-G Network Adapter (PRISM). - U.S. Robotics USR5450 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter (BCM94333U). - Blitzz BWU723 Adapter (ZD1211).

    WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy with 64, 128, or 256-bit keys) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security with AES or TKIP encryption are supported with capable devices. IEEE 802.1x authentication is also supported with xsupplicant. (

    See the INSTALL file for installation instructions.

    The latest version and related information are available on the web at

    Bug reports are welcome. (see section "REPORTING PROBLEMS" in INSTALL file)

    Most files in this package are released under terms described in the LICENSE file. Some distinct components, located in the modules/GPL directory however are covered by the GNU General Public License. See the files LICENSE and modules/GPL/COPYING for details.


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