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Old April 15th, 2007, 03:58 AM
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Question Where are the Linux drivers for WG111T usb adapter ?

Recently i purchased DG834GT wi-fi router and WG111T usb adapter ...
i use debian a linux distro as OS ...

My router supports linux so there is not a problem there but the usb adapter is the big problem WHERE are the DRIVERS for linux for my usb adapter?

where can i download them?
and how can i install them ?

Please HELP me .... i tried to find something trough google but no results....



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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:37 AM
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Default Re: Where are the Linux drivers for WG111T usb adapter ?

there are none. netgear doesnt support linux with drivers for their networking-products(with a very few exceptions on very old cards).

i suggest you ask on the mailinglist of your linux-distribution if anyone knows compatible drivers for the stick.
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there are none. netgear doesnt support linux with drivers for their networking-products(with a very few exceptions on very old cards).

i suggest you ask on the mailinglist of your linux-distribution if anyone knows compatible drivers for the stick.

Well, since someone spent his money to get a product from netgear ...
at least it could support all OS ....
What does it mean there none i paid to get a product from this company and it does not support my OS?

What kind of support is this ? at least create a "How-to" topic for the linux drivers?
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Old April 15th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Well, since someone spent his money to get a product from netgear ...
at least it could support all OS ....
What does it mean there none i paid to get a product from this company and it does not support my OS?

What kind of support is this ? at least create a "How-to" topic for the linux drivers?
its a fact there are none. you paid for a product that supports (according to the box and its datasheets); win98SE, winME, win2000 and WinXP.

i cant do anything if people dont read the box before buying it. or read the product description before ordering it online. on the box are all supported OS'es listed. same goes for the webpage and the datasheet.

as for the howto on linux-drivers. well we could make one but it would probably only contain one line saying that there are no drivers.
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Default Re: Where are the Linux drivers for WG111T usb adapter ?

This was the package that i purchased

and it the system requirements :
ADSL Internet Service
2.4GHz 802.11b/g wireless adapter or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP and other operating systems running a TCP/IP network
Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 4.7 or higher


My OS is running a TCP/IP network and i DOES NOT support the WG111T usb adapter

Even when are not any drivers at least post a thread like this
"How-to run WG111T drivers under linux"


i cant do anything if people dont read the box before buying it.


Are you making a fun of me ?

Have you tried to read the system requirements?
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This was the package that i purchased

and it the system requirements :
ADSL Internet Service
2.4GHz 802.11b/g wireless adapter or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP and other operating systems running a TCP/IP network
Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 4.7 or higher


My OS is running a TCP/IP network and i DOES NOT support the WG111T usb adapter

Even when are not any drivers at least post a thread like this
"How-to run WG111T drivers under linux"


i cant do anything if people dont read the box before buying it.


Are you making a fun of me ?

Have you tried to read the system requirements?
at the bottom of your link it says:

* System Requirements

- Pentium class PC
- Available USB port
- Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP
- 2 Mbytes of free hard drive space

and no im not making fun of you im only stating the facts nothing more. i admit that this text is a bit unclear but your quote is for the router while mine is for the usb-stick. you can use the router with every os that supports tcp-ip. the stick is only supported under windows though.

since the text you have quoted was written by this dealer you now have 2 options left. 1. live with it or 2. bring the package back to the dealer (and get try to get your money back) and tell him that he should make it more clear that the stick is not supporting linux.
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Hi, All

especially Rich Cook,

As another Debian Linux User I would like to add my Ha'pn's worth.

The box states ( taken from the DGB111GTUK box) DG834GT + WG111T included.

System requirements
ADSL Internet Service
".4Ghz wireless.........."
"Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and other operating systems running a TCP/IP network"
......

This includes Most Linux, Unix and M.A.C. systems


My debian-linux box is usually wired.... I will follow with attempted wireless instead soon.....

another post to follow............
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ok.. if the box states that all OS'es are supported (usually it makes different statements for the router and the wireless card), then go to your dealer and give it back. there are no drivers for linux from netgear, there never were. all drivers in existence for linux are open-source drivers written for the specific chipsets in certain wireless products. if you cant find any open source drivers for the wg111t then there wont be any (as unfortunate as that may be).

but i would be interested in a picture of the box where one can see that it states that all OS'es are supported.

if you read the following link, you will see that there are 2 different statements. one for the router, and one for the stick:

http://www.wifigear.co.uk/netgear-dg...ndle-p-54.html

here is a link directly from netgear for a similar package dg834g and wg111 which also shows 2 different statements:

http://www.netgear.co.uk/extra/h_wir...it_dgb111g.php

i dont think they would make different statements on the box you have purchased (but if they did i would like to see a picture of the system requirements on the box).
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Default Re: Where are the Linux drivers for WG111T usb adapter ?

It may be that the hardware underlying the WG111t is generic (for example I think the WG111v2 is Realtek) and there may be a Linux driver for that. As I recall I discovered the identity of my USB model when using a program called HoverIP at www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
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ok.. if the box states that all OS'es are supported (usually it makes different statements for the router and the wireless card), then go to your dealer and give it back. there are no drivers for linux from netgear, there never were. all drivers in existence for linux are open-source drivers written for the specific chipsets in certain wireless products. if you cant find any open source drivers for the wg111t then there wont be any (as unfortunate as that may be).

but i would be interested in a picture of the box where one can see that it states that all OS'es are supported.

if you read the following link, you will see that there are 2 different statements. one for the router, and one for the stick:

http://www.wifigear.co.uk/netgear-dg...ndle-p-54.html

here is a link directly from netgear for a similar package dg834g and wg111 which also shows 2 different statements:

http://www.netgear.co.uk/extra/h_wir...it_dgb111g.php

i dont think they would make different statements on the box you have purchased (but if they did i would like to see a picture of the system requirements on the box).
I assure you that the box I purchased only had 1 set of System Requirements on it, not 2.
Unfortunately the only way I can get a photo to computer is via mobile phone and the resolution distorts the text.

For your information the box has a sticker with the following information;
Netgear *DGB111GTUK*
TA *100-12293-01R6*
SN *xxxxxxxxxxxxx*
made in china
and a barcode
6 06449 04242 9

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
On a happier note one should be able to use ndiswrapper plus windows driver files on a Linux system to enable the WD111T ( providing you don't run a 64 bit system and also have access to a computer that can install the widows files).

Unfortunately these files are in a Windows installer (.exe) file and have to be installed on a compatible system. Also it appears there are none for a 64bit only system.

Perhaps , Netgear would consider making these files available outside of an installer program as .inf .bin .cat .sys files within a tarballed archive.

Also the documentation for ndiswrapper suggests 2 .inf files are required however the Netgear drivers only contain 1. I believe the first is only to allow linux to connect to the usb dongle before being disgarded.
This seems to be missing.

I hope the above causes you to check your product boxes for the correct requirements.
BUT, more importantly give Linux users a better deal.
If you won't produce drivers for Linux , then at least give us the means to either create our own, or , find a workaround.
Releasing the driver files as suggested above could be a tentative first step.

Of course, your comments on 'ndiswrapper' would also be appreciated.
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