wireless on linux laptop

Net Llama! netllama
Fri Mar 2 08:43:19 PST 2007

Dell (in classic form) has bastardized someone elses HW and called it 
their own.  Your wifi chip is actually the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200, which 
requires the ipw2200 driver:

I know that FC doesn't ship with that driver (since its not OSS).  I don't 
know about the others that you've tried.

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Rick Bowers 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?
> The wireless card is a Dell wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI card
> Thanks,
> ~Rick
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