Originally Posted by gsk
So they say! That is my problem. r8169 works in Gentoo, but not in Slackware or Debian. I am trying to figure out why. In fact, the MAC address is reported differently as well as IRQs. There is something else going on, probably not related to the driver, I am thinking at this point. But in any case...modprobing r8169 just doesn't do it.
As far as what you mentioned about VMware...(since I use it with atmelwlandriver) you can still use the wireless but it can't be in "bridged mode" Just run it under "NAT" and VMware will share your wireless connection.
Thats weird that it doesn't work that way. Your using the 2.6.* kernels, right? not 2.4.*? If you do a lspci in either, does it still show at the same address (it should...) That is a weird problem....