Nicolas314

All my geeky stuff ends up here. Mostly Unix-related

Hunting for a VIA VT6655 driver

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I would like to get Junior to work with wireless, and unfortunately all I can do with the ndiswrapper driver is no crypto or WEP-only. This does not fit the bill: I need to connect to WPA-protected networks with this box.

There are two ways out of this: find a Windows driver that supports WPA correctly with ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant, or push the guys at VIA to re-compile a driver for the kernel I use (Debian Etch). I asked on the dedicated VIA forums and got no reply so far. Check out the Linux Arena on the following page:

http://forums.viaarena.com/

There is no emergency since the box is currently wired to the network, but enhancing it to support wireless would boost even more its capabilities. I have a project to link to several of my neighbors over Wi-Fi in our own private network and junior would be perfect to take care of the link.

On a side note, I have hooked in a 40Gb USB drive to Junior and they match perfectly. Only USB 1.1 is supported, which makes data exchange a little slow but largely sufficient to serve files over a network. Now I can leave Junior awake at night to download 700-Mb blocks over the Net! With a little bit of scripting it should even be able to start downloads on its own.

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Written by nicolas314

Sunday 24 June 2007 at 11:52 am

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