View Full Version : WLAN PCMCIA - Orinoco chipset support

Arne Midtboe
09-07-2003, 11:01 PM
Hi. I have a Linksys WPC11 (Orinoco chipset(*)) Instant Wireless PCMCIA card in my laptop. Is there any driver for the Orinoco chipset in Knoppix 3.2?


“Linux PCMCIA Supported Device List
Last updated: 2003/02/24 17:16:09

The following cards are known to work in at least one actual system...
... [orinoco_cs driver] [x86,axp,ppc,smp]
[ this driver supports multiple chipsets and some features may
not be supported for all cards ]
Linksys WPC11 Instant Wireless

Arne Midtboe
09-09-2003, 12:11 AM
At this time, I can answer my own question: No, there is no support for the Orinoco chipset in Knoppix 3.2 and I have to look for another Linux distro that support my WLAN PCMCIA WPC11 Linksys card. That is sad because I like Knoppix very well.

Case closed. :cry:

09-09-2003, 03:28 AM
Case reopened.

Did you try searching on this at all on the knoppix.net site? I put in a search for wpc11 and got back several links indicating that people are using this card with Knoppix.


Also, this card should work with prism2 i believe. From what I could glean on other posts about this card, it looks like the orinoco driver is needed only if you are using apps like airsnort and kismet. A patched orinoco is required for this, but according to this (http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2132#9959) post the latest knoppix already has the patched driver.