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Thomson WLG-1500A

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Thomson WLG-1500A (802.11g WLAN USB adapter)

  • Chipset: SIS (Silicon Integrated Systems Corp)
  • usbid: 0457:0163
  • Driver: Windows XP, Network Driver, SIS163U WLAN controller downloaded from http://www.sis.com/download/ (File wlan_163_r105.zip)


Installed successfully on Mandriva 2009.1 Linux distribution using WPA encryption.

Unzip the file downloaded from SIS site. The windows XP driver to be used is found in folder :


Plug the USB Thomson adapter

In a console (root mode) change directory to the directory where the windows driver is stored then type the following commands:

ndiswrapper -i sis163u.inf (load the windows driver in your Linux system)
ndiswrapper -l (check that the driver is properly installed)
ndiswrapper -m (create the kernel module: alias wlan0 ndiswrapper is added to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper)
modprobe ndiswrapper (created module is loaded)

At this step, interface wlan0 is created. You can create your wifi connection via the Mandriva Control Center