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Old 09-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
garrydog
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change to windows driver


Hi
Can someone please tell me how I can find out the type of wireless internet card I have in my laptop,and also how and where to get the windows driver from .
Thanks.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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Did you mean WINDOWS driver ?

if not

What linux distro are you using ?

If you've the driver disc that came with the laptop(probably windows stuff), it'd be easy to identify your card

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Old 09-22-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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You can check it from the command line with...
Code:
lspci | grep wireless
Then google around for your wireless drivers. It's possible that your chipset is supported natively. Or, you may need to install drivers using "fwcutter". It really just depends on the chipset.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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Hi,

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Hi
Can someone please tell me how I can find out the type of wireless internet card I have in my laptop,and also how and where to get the windows driver from .
Thanks.
If your going to use the 'cli' then try 'lspci -vv |grep -i wlan' or 'dmesg |grep -i wireless'. In M$ you can use your control panel to get the device information.

You can get the M$ driver from M$ or from the cd/dvd for your M$ version. I would get the fresh driver from 'microsoft.com'. I guess you are wanting to use 'ndiswrapper'. You did not say which Laptop nor wlan card but you might get lucky an find that your distribution supports your needs.

I suggest that you look at the next two links;
 
  


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