wireless on linux laptop
Fri Mar 2 09:14:40 PST 2007
On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 11:43 -0500, Net Llama! wrote:
> 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.
If I remember correctly, Dell wireless 1370 wlan mini-pci uses the
Broadcom chipset. I am be wrong. I used to have that Dell 610 and just
remembered that its wifi card caused me some headache.
> 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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