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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:48 pm 
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The Wifi included with the Smartbook does not have the reception and range that I need.

Is there a way to use an existing Linux compatible external USB wifi card instead (i.e. RA Link Tech) or is there a Efika distro that already includes support for existing USB wifi's?

I looked into possibly compiling wifi driver source code with Ubuntu, but the EfikaMX build is missing many components needed to compile the driver.


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Hi.

You could compile the driver you need into the kernel (kernel source here: https://github.com/genesi/linux-legacy).

A recommended way to build the driver you need is using compat-wireless. You can read the how-to for that here:

http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/vi ... php?t=2100

The link describes the compilation of the driver for the internal wifi module, but you can compile for other compat-wireless supported devices as well.


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Which wifi driver are you needing? We include quite a number of wifi drivers, but as Johan mentioned, it's quite easy to build them yourself if needed.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:21 am 
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Actually, It's the rt2x00 driver, and the links given by PurpleAlien are exactly what I needed. Thanks.


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