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Old 02-12-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
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TrueMobile 1300 and Linux...come on! Is this the real deal?


can someone tell me if the information on this site is correct, or bogus. Sounds almost too good to be true (no pun intended):


http://www.hardforum.com/showthread....obile+%2Blinux


Does that sound correct?

Where did that driver come from?????????



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Old 02-13-2004, 09:15 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about what they were saying, but if you don't mind spending $30, the driverloader at www.linuxant.org works like a charm on the Truemobile 1300 in my Dell D600. It is a wrapper for windows drivers, and like I said, it works like a charm and is not difficult to install.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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Kudos to Linuxant DriverLoader

Not only did this mechanism compile in moments, but it immediately provided directions in the terminal window for what to do next.

Not only were the directions provided run straight out of a good ol' browser window, but the thing asked for, uploaded, and verified the Windows drivers in moments.

Not only did it get the Windows driver all set up, but it directed me to their site for a license, and then sent me right back to the install procedure.

Not only am I typing this post from my back porch, more than 75 feet away from the access point, but throughput is visibly faster than with the same drivers under XP.

CONCLUSION:

Not only does this driver mechanism cost $20 bucks, but even an idiot like me was able to get it running in just a few minutes!
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:50 AM   #4
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What he said...

Like I said, this thing works like a charm - $20 well spent (although I am still on the 30 day trial, I plan to purchase at the end)
 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:23 AM   #5
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Dell Trumobile 1300

The guy is talking about his regular lan card...not the wireless one. See the Dell site community forum on it. - it's well documented.
I heartily recommend the linuxant solution. Not only does it work but they respond to your email questions. I gladly paid the $20 US for the pleasure of using my wireless card in Linux.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 11:23 PM   #6
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free alternative

For cards like the truemobile 1300, there's another alternative to Linuxant.

there is an NDIS Wrapper that does the same thing, it lets you use the windows XP drivers for said card. You'll have to do a little bit of work to get it working, but I assure you its not hard to do. I am new to linux and had it working in less than an hour. I've never had any issues with it.


I think the address is http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:15 PM   #7
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Thumbs up

I'd like to give multiple thumbs up to the ndiswrapper developers. It took me a little longer than bbska, but that was because I had to recompile my kernel to allow wireless networking and disallow multiple processors. Once that was done, installing ndiswrapper and getting the wireless card to work was a breeze.

By the way, thanks bbska for pointing this out. It solved a major headache for me.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 02:50 PM   #8
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no problem

Glad it was useful. It took me quite a while to find it, actually.

I had almost resigned myself to purchasing linuxant when I found out about this... gave it a shot and had no problems.

There have been some known issues with the wireless signal suddenly dropping off completely. This happened to me only once, and unfortunatly a reboot seemed to be the only fix. I've not had any issues since.
 
  


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