wireless on linux laptop

Rick Bowers rwbowers
Fri Mar 2 07:04:12 PST 2007

I have a Dell D610 laptop. I've tried installing several different 
versions of linux (k/ubuntu, linspire, OpenSUSE, FC, etc).
The distros install okay, but I can't get any of them to use my wireless card.
The card is recognized. I get asked all the right questions; use 
DHCP, What is the SSID? What is the WEP code? etc.
But not a single release I've tried will connect using that 
interface. I've even tried another network "in the area" that does 
not have WEP enabled. No go.
When I'm in the office, my wired connection works just fine. But I'm 
only there about one day a week.

Any thoughts? Any way I can monitor what is happening or where the failure is?

The wireless card is a Dell wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI card



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