[Wolves] wireless networking

Rachael Baylis wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jul 9 18:20:00 2003

I'm really frustrated...

We recently got a wireless networking system at home. I've just got my card, 
and I'm trying to get
it working with Red Hat 8.0

The card is a Netgear 11Mbps 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter MA311

It's working under Windows, with the provided drivers; the information I 
found on the net suggests
that older products of theirs work with Linux, but I can't find anything 
much on the specific card,
except that some people have been using "orinoco" drivers with it.

To determine what drivers I need, apparently I should run the command "lspci 
-v" at the command line,
to get information on the exact details. However, when I do this, I get the 
message "command not
found". Man and info files for lspci are present, though not terribly 

What should I do? What exactly do I need to download / install? Are there 
any card-specific drivers
around that I'm just missing? What are these "orinoco" drivers, and where 
can I find them?


PS on a related note of pure, unadulterated ignorance - how do I uninstall 
old kernel versions? I'm
running out of space and currently have three versions knocking around. And 
I can't work out
how to remove them. Any advice (with or without jeering comments) would be 
greatly appreciated.

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