[CentOS] Netgear WG511v2 card and CentOS 4.4

Sat May 12 09:44:07 UTC 2007
Walt Reed <centos at kplex.org>

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 02:18:35PM -0700, Greg Bailey said:
> Camron W. Fox wrote:
> >Alle,
> >
> >    Does anyone have any experience with with Netgear WG511v2 cards 
> >and V4.4? I read the post @ 
> >http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4600&forum=30&post_id=13268#forumpost13268 
> >but the system doesn't even seem to see the card.
> >    "/sbin/cardctl ident" shows no info on slot 0/1. "/sbin/modprobe 
> >prism54" comes back with nothing.
> >    I thought this was supposed to work out of the box. Any help would 
> >be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Best Regards,
> >Camron
> >
> Cameron,
> Unfortunately, the Netgear WG511 and WG511v2 are completely different.  
> The "plain" WG511 does in fact use the prism54 driver, but I believe the 
> WG511v2 is based on a different chipset.

The WG511v2 uses the PrismGT chipset, and the WG511T uses the Atheros
chipset. I'd return the 511 and get the 511T if you can. Note that they
also have a WN511T which is a totally different card too.

Linksys and Netgear both have a very bad habit of changing the chipset's
used in devices with the same model numbers. I hate that...