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geokker 10-04-2004 08:35 AM

Linux Lappy & Wireless PCMCIA - Definitive Guide Request
 
The players: A Dell Inspiron 4150, a 3com 11Mbps WiFi PCMCIA (3crshpw196) and Mandrake 10.

The goal: To connect to the internet wirelessly.

The assumption: Assume I barely know enough to blink and breathe simultaneously.

I'm looking for a solution that will specifically solve the problem with this particular kit however, it would be nice if it were also applicable generally so I can get another laptop up and running.

I've bled over this issue for yonkers, always running out of steam before succeeding - and I'm sure I've been close - I can get the MAC address listed...

Anyway, if anyone can piece a guide together, it's you guys.

I'm a dunce on this subject, but if I can be tasked to do anything - I'm willing (within the scope of the project of course!).

robert644 10-05-2004 01:14 AM

what chipset is the card ?

geokker 10-08-2004 01:00 PM

That's below the belt
 
Uh, atmel? when I try to install it, the machine keeps bleating 'Atmel! Atmel! Feed me!

geokker 11-11-2004 02:11 PM

Modified request
 
Ok, now I've got a Dell Inspiron 4150, 3com 3crshpw196 wifi pcmcia and a fresh copy of Fedora Core 3. KDE 3.3 includes a lush 'Kwifi monitor' I need! I need!


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