As the Subject says:
La' Ordinator is a Dell c4600 dimension box. 2gb mem, 300gb HDrive.. The current Hardwire NIC is a LinkSys N USB (usb 10/100)
OS Vector 7 Gold (new install) very impressive Distro..
The computer is a Dual Boot WinXP and the WNA1100 works fine there.
I have tried ndiswrapper, no luck. I have used ndiswrapper for years with the bcm43xx series wifi so the procedure is quite familiar to me.....
sudo ndiswrapper -l (check loaded drivers)ReBoot OR restart Networking
sudo ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5 (unload as precaution possible installed same driver)
sudo ndiswrapper -l ( check again)
sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/yourUser/.wireless/bcmwl5.inf ( install driver)
sudo ndiswrapper -m (writes an alias for wlan0 )
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper (add ndiswrapper module)
When the Driver is installed netathurx.inf the system lets you know that the alternative driver is ath9k_htc.. If we check with
the chip is identified as Atheros AR9271
The Wna1100 as above can be gotten to work in Debian as here http://wiki.debian.org/ath9k_htc
Slackware seems to want the hard road...
then a ....
ifconfig wlan0 up
will momentarily make the USB wna1100 flash..momentarily.. but that is all.. no connection..
...will show the HRDWR address of the wna1100 attached to wlan0 ..
..and I have
iwconfig wlan0 essid Myrouter
which then will list the router linked to wlan0 in a
So in conclusion... No luck with ndiswrapper and the netathurx.inf
Nor without ndiswrapper using modprobe ath9k
I am not at the Vector (not on this Debian Laptop but will add soon) install as I type..and will post exact terminal outputs to code above tonight.. I believe though all is as I have described..
Old Linux Geezer open to suggestions regarding the Slackware Solution..