Thursday, November 09, 2006

USB Wireless

From the technologics guys:

We provide a precompiled driver for USB wifi devices that use the Zydas
zd1211 chipset.

A wireless enet card that uses this chipset:

USB iogear GWU523


zd.o (downloadable from technologics at

The magic that gets me an IP address:

$ ifconfig wlan0 up
$ /sbin/udhcpc -H ts7200 -b -i wlan0
info, udhcpc (v0.9.9-pre) started
debug, Sending discover...
debug, Sending select for
info, Lease of obtained, lease time 172800
deleting routers
adding dns
adding dns
$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=150 time=10.0 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=150 time=0.0 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=150 time=0.0 ms

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.0/3.3/10.0 ms

Now, if only getting a date for Saturday night were this easy!


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