wireless on linux laptop

Net Llama! netllama
Fri Mar 2 08:47:52 PST 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Vu Pham wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 10:04 -0500, 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

Scratch my last email on this topic, I missed that you were using a 1370 
card rather than the onboard wifi (why aren't you using that?).

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