Orinoco USB Card
Setting up an Orinoco USB client
Sadly, support for the Orinoco USB client is not included in the kernel so we need to compile the modules for it. First of all, you will need your kernel sources. You will also need to compile wireless support into your kernel and the hotplug package.
- Download the latest source files from http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/orinoco/. You will need to install cvs to grab them.
cvs -z3 -d:ext:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/orinoco co orinoco
- Go into the
orinocodirectory and run
- Now, cd into the
firmwaredirectory. If you dual-boot your system and use Windows 2000, edit the file named
DL_FILE=AV_WIN2K_PC_USB_SR0201.zip. Using the XP version causes a hardware freeze(solvable by unplugging the Orinoco USB client and then replugging it back) when Windows boots up after running Linux. You may also need to use the same drivers for Windows. Save the changes to
The script will generate two files named
orinoco_usb_fw.h. Move both files to
It might be possible to use the same driver files installed in Windows. I'll do some more testing when I get a chance and will make changes to this article when I confirm it works.