linux-wlan-ng - utilities for wireless prism2 cards

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name linux-wlan-ng
Package version 0.2.9+dfsg
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 463 B
Download size 108.81 KB
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linux-wlan-ng is a set of drivers and utilities that is intended to
provide the full range of IEEE 802.11 MAC management capabilities for use
in user-mode utilities and scripts. The package currently supports the
Intersil 802.11b Prism2, Prism2.5, and Prism3 reference designs for
PCMCIA, PCI, and USB. Additionally, the package includes support for the
PLX9052 based PCI to PCMCIA adapter with a few different PCMCIA cards.
Please note that you probably do not need this package: The prism2_usb
driver is included in the default kernel packages since 2.6.31.
If you need firmware loading for your prism2_usb device, please just
install the prism2-usb-firmware-installer package.
This package ships legacy utilities and scripts for advanced
configuration and user-space firmware downloading (support for
non-USB devices).


Package Version Architecture Repository
linux-wlan-ng_0.2.9+dfsg-5_i386.deb 0.2.9+dfsg i386 Debian Main
linux-wlan-ng - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
udev >= 0.140-1
wireless-tools -


Name Value
linux-wlan-ng-0.1.15-modules -
linux-wlan-ng-modules -


Type URL
Binary Package linux-wlan-ng_0.2.9+dfsg-5_amd64.deb
Source Package linux-wlan-ng

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install linux-wlan-ng deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install linux-wlan-ng




2012-02-18 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.9+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Tormod Volden ]
* debian/control: move packages from admin to kernel section
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* Remove linux-wlan-ng-source package (Closes: #651792)
* Move to quilt and source format 3.0 (abandon dpatch) 
2010-02-15 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.9+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Tormod Volden ]
* Add versioned dependency on udev for the udev rules move
* Be more explicit in the package descriptions
* Drop Recommends on the obsoleted -modules package
* Download firmware directly to /lib/firmware and not to /var/lib
since /var might not be mounted when the driver initializes
* debian/patches/SRC_fallback-to-prism2-device.dpatch: fallback
to "prism2" name if /proc interface is missing, helpful for
making userspace firmware loading work on some kernels.
* Add myself to Uploaders
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* The active maintainer is Tormod, let's put him in this field and 
move myself an Victor to uploaders
2010-02-04 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.9+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Tormod Volden ]
* New prism2-usb-firmware-installer binary package for use with
kernels with the staging prism2_usb driver using kernel 
firmware loading.
* Install udev rules in /lib/udev and remove old one from /etc/udev
* Replace dh_clean -k by dh_prep
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4
* Add debian/README.source referring to dpatch
* Merge debian/NEWS into changelog
* debian/copyright: "GPL" means "GPL-2"
* debian/linux-wlan-ng-firmware.copyright: Make machine-readable
* add srec2fw.c and mention it in the copyright file
* wrote man page for srec2fw
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* Added ${shlibs:Depends} to prism2-usb-firmware-installer
* Added ${misc:Depends} to all packages since we are using debhelper
* debian/compat set to 7 
* Build-depend on debhelper >= 7 
2008-08-17 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.9+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Tormod Volden ]
* SRC_build_on_2-6-26.dpatch:
Cherry-picked upstream r1867 to fix build on 2.6.26
(Closes: #495338)
2008-06-21 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.9+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Chris Lamb ]
* Fix bashism in debian/rules (Closes: #484403)
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* New upstream release
* Watch file fixed to strip +dfsd tag from debian version  before comparing
it with the upstream version
* Bumped standards-version to 3.8.0, no changes needed 
2008-05-09 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.8+svn1854+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Tormod Volden ]
* linux-wlan-ng-post-down: Do not disable card on ifdown if wireless
extensions are in use
* Removed the "sleep 3" in since this is fixed in the
driver (since revision 1852)
* linux-wlan-ng-build-firmware-deb: bail out if no network is available
instead of building empty package, remove misplaced cd command
* README.Debian: removed obsolete configuration instructions
(Closes: #474485)
[ Victor Seva ]
* New upstream fixes initialization race condition:
Perform the hardware reset/init sequence *before* we register
the netdevice. (Karl Renton)
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* Added a call to dh_installmodules in rules used by m-a (Closes: #480284)   
2008-02-17 - Enrico Tassi <>
linux-wlan-ng (0.2.8+svn1851+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Victor Seva ]
* changed Depends: linux-wlan-ng to Recommends
on linux-wlan-ng-modules (Closes: #465329) Thanks to Tormod Volden.
* fix for firmware loading from upstream ( rev 1851 )
* removed linux-wlan-ng.modprobe and dh_installmodules on rules.
Not needed anymore. (Closes: #192351) Thanks to Tormod Volden.
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* Version 1851 fixed firmware loading issues affecting wep configuration
(Closes: #454684)
* Added sleep 3 in to avoid a race condition (Closes: #465681)

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