wireless on linux laptop

David Bandel david.bandel
Fri Mar 2 07:49:02 PST 2007

On 3/2/07, Rick Bowers <rwbowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

run iwconfig to see if you even see a signal.

> The wireless card is a Dell wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI card
> Thanks,
> ~Rick


David A. Bandel
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