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Old 08-07-2010, 05:59 AM   #1
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zencafe wireless card dell latitude c610 issues

i have found a flavor of linux i am comfortable with. the issue is with the wireless card thats installed. first off i had to use the eithernet port to download and enable the proper wireless plugins to be able to make it see any wireless networks that were available. By default the wireless plugins weren't installed. When i select my router and i enter the wep keys or password it tries to connect and it fails on every way to give it a wep key or password. it tells me it cant connect and disconnected. what can i do to make this work with my laptop. is there a way to make it work or is there more i would need to install
Old 08-07-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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What Distro are you using knowing might help someone help you with your problem--is this a USB card or a new built in card?-Don't think this is an OEM Dell card
Does it connect to any wireless networks?- Just not your router--What kind of router is it? The more info the better the help
Old 08-09-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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the linux i am using on that dell is zencafe a flavor of zenwalk. in zencafe first off it didnt install the wireless plugins to allow the card to work. after i installed the plugins the card works but cant connect to my router cause any wep key or password i put in it drops trying to connect and says error and disconnected and that it couldnt connect to the router. this is the original wireless card that came with the laptop from the factory. its a cisco mpci 350 series. the wireless card works in other flavors of linux but with the new versions of linux comming out some of the new versions of linux dont run well or wont install or give off errors when booting up and still runs or gives off errors and never installs or runs. zencafe i wanted to run cause its the only linux that has a deticated yahoo messenger for linux alternitive as a default installed program which is gyachi and thats why i chose it. if i could get this going i would love it.


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