Is there anything about the ndiswrapper project that would prevent me from using
it on a non-WLAN network card?
I want to get a HPNA card (3c410) working on FC3, and the only linux driver
available contains closed-source binaries that were compiled with gcc 2.96 (a la
RH 7.3). I'm running in to the 4k stack problem, and before I get in to
recompiling my kernel, I want to check to see if I'm crazy for even trying.
Is ndiswrapper exclusively for 802.11 cards, or can I expect it to help me with
an HPNA card?!?
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 18:35:28 +0000 (UTC), Greg <gregory@...> said:
Greg> Is ndiswrapper exclusively for 802.11 cards, or can I expect
Greg> it to help me with an HPNA card?!?
NDIS is not specific to wireless; any network device in Windows uses
NDIS. There are some extensions specific to wireless (as are for
token-ring, ATM etc.). So technically any network device can work with
ndiswrappper (provided functions used in that driver are implemented
For the record, Realtek 8139 ehternet (wired) card works with
ndiswrapper in 64-bit (on AMD64). Throughput observed is about
7.5MBps, about same as that with native Linux drivers. Of course, no
reason to use ndiswrapper for this card, but Frank Zago was using it
to test/fix 64-bit support in ndiswrapper.
If you manage to get your card working, let people know.
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