I bought a NetGear N300 WiFi dongle for a laptop that doesn't have WiFi built in, running TinyCore 6.4 (I think? Definitely 6.something). I bought this exact model because it was listed in the Wiki as being supported, yet I can't get it to work. I've managed to get hold of what I think are the Windows drivers (by installing it on a Windows machine and copying the package it stuck in Program Files) and I used ndiswrapper to install them, then made a tcz of the files it put in /etc/ndiswrapper and installed that (once I realised /etc/ndiswrapper wasn't persistent), however, iwconfig still says "no wireless extensions" and ifconfig only shows the loopback. ndiswrapper -l gives a modprobe complaint (it seems to call modprobe with a non-existent option of 'c') but it says that the driver is installed and the "device (8046:9021) [is] present". lsusb reports that it uses a Realtek RTL8192CU chip, but when I do modprobe -l, no reference to this chip appears, suggesting that it's not actually supported! Here (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.msg72161.html#msg72161
), Coreplayer2 reports how they got it working using ndiswrapper, but that doesn't seem to have worked for me. The driver that I'm using is called "netrtwlanu.inf" - the installer didn't provide the "netwna3100m" driver that Coreplayer apparently used and the Realtek website doesn't seem to offer drivers anymore.
Can anyone help with this? I'm pretty much out of ideas myself, apart from PMing Coreplayer directly (I thought this would get a better response though). Thanks in advance.