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Old 06-28-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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problem with wireless adapter with dell laptop


Hey here is the problem i am. I bought a dell XPS and just installed fedora core 5. I have cable access to the internet but it doesn't seem to recognize my wireless modem. does anyone have any answers or is there a previous thread i can look at
 
Old 06-28-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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Is it detected? Open a terminal and post output of:
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig -a
/sbin/iwconfig -a
/sbin/lsmod
Note, you can redirect output to a file:
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig -a > ifconfig.txt
 
Old 06-29-2006, 09:29 AM   #3
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thanx for the tip. i tried and it seems the system is not recognizing my wireless modem at all..
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:06 AM   #4
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do you happen to know what kind of wifi card is?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:18 AM   #5
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yes it is a dell wireless 1350 wlan mini pci card
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:21 AM   #6
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What kind of chipset has it got? Run lspci (or /sbin/lspci) and post the output here.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 05:00 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by thebiggiantmouse
thanx for the tip. i tried and it seems the system is not recognizing my wireless modem at all..
Hi,

How about posting the output of the requested commands that you piped to a text file?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 05:18 PM   #8
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From:http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
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Card: Dell Truemobile 1350 minipci 54mbps
Chipset: Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g (rev 03)
pciid: 14e4:4320
Driver: http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R81433.EXE (use bcmwl5a.inf in directory AR)
Other: So far, so good. WEP appears to work fine, as does WPA with CCMP/AES.
You will need to download ndiswrapper and follw the directions; both found here:
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

There appears to be no native support for that particular chipset.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 02:26 PM   #9
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ok wireless seems to be running fine now thanx kak
 
Old 06-30-2006, 02:29 PM   #10
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gwsandvik my guess is you are using slackware. I was interested in learning this distribution because from what i have it is the most difficult to learn. I tried downloading from the mirrors on this site but i ran into problems do you know where i can find a better place to get this
 
Old 06-30-2006, 10:36 PM   #11
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What kind of problems did you have downloading Slackware??
 
Old 07-02-2006, 09:23 PM   #12
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it downloads fine i think the problems comes when i try to burn the iso images to a cd/dvd
 
Old 07-02-2006, 10:53 PM   #13
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Did you check the MD5 sums after downloading? How are you trying to burn the images?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 02:16 AM   #14
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I have FC5 & XP...and Solaris 10 ~ i hav't installed the wifi ~ its a Intel 3945 ~ let you know what happens
 
Old 07-03-2006, 03:00 AM   #15
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I have FC5 & XP...and Solaris 10 ~ i hav't installed the wifi ~ its a Intel 3945 ~ let you know what happens
Just so you know, Intel have drivers for these cards for Linux. You can get them here.
 
  


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