WG511v1 (China) works but is slow

  • gauss

    gauss - 2005-01-10

    NetGear's WG511 (ver. 1), made in China, works with ndiswrapper-0.12. However the throughput is enormously slow. (I wait seven minutes for a Web page to load in any browser.) The yellow activity light blinks very slowly. Under XP it blinks rapidly and the same page loads in 12 secs.

    I have kernel 2.6.8, SuSE 9.2 Pro, Dell Inspiron 1150, 2.2 GHz Celeron, 256 Mb.

    Is there any tweaking I can do?

    • gauss

      gauss - 2005-01-12

      I got ndiswrapper-1.0rc2 and it works perfectly. Many thanks to the developers!

      Note that this may not work with version 2 which is identified clearly on the outside of the package with "WG511v2". Thanks to NetGear, a bit, for tacking on "v2" when they made a chipset change. But evidently the "Made in China" and "Made in Taiwan" chipsets are not the same. :-(


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