The Generic MAC Wrapper Driver (GenMac) of Willibald Meyer is now available in Version 2.20. Due to the support of many more network interface cards, the new version has grown too big to remain packed into one archive file. Instead it has been split into a package for the main GenMac driver, and additional, vendor specific driver packages.

See the online help in the main package for the revision history and more information about which network interface cards are support, and detailed information on how to submit bug reports including debug data.

Thanks a lot to Willibald Meyer for all his work!

Genmac Wrapper Homepage:

You can download the latest Genmac driver at

There is a list of changes in this new version included in the help file. You need to download the base package genmac220.wpi as well as at least one of the chipset specific packages. The WPI install now will automatically detect any supported devices. Also this release has some support for Suspend/Resume now with ACPI3.0 and the old APM.

Here is a list of new hardware supported:

added the following drivers for the corresponding hardware:

GenMac Wrapper 3Com 3C90xC PCI [10B7:9201]
GenMac Wrapper Rtl 8167 GigaBit [10EC:8167]
GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8052 [11AB:4360]
GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8050 [11AB:4361]
GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8055 [11AB:4363]
GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8056 [11AB:4364]
GenMac Wrapper Broadcom Gigabit [14E4:1654]
GenMac Wrapper Atheros Wlan AR5005g [168C:001A]
GenMac Wrapper Atheros Wlan CARDBUS [168C:001B]
GenMac Wrapper Attansic Gigabit [1969:1048]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100/1000MM [8086:1049]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100/1000MM [8086:104B]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100/1000PL [8086:10B9]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 3945 a/b/g [8086:4227]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 4965 a/g/n [8086:4229]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 4965 a/g/n [8086:4230]

The following drivers were renamed:

GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8001 [11AB:4320]
GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8053 [11AB:4362]
GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100/1000PL [8086:109A]

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