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Old 01-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #1
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how do i figure out what my wireless card is?


I am only getting half strength on my wireless signal after installing linux. I have two laptops next to each other and one gets full strength while the other gets less than half. They both used to get full strength. I am new to linux so I am in the middle of learning this stuff.

I want to figure out what the wireless card is so i can look for specific drivers that will work best for it. At least that is what I think I want to do, but hey, I'm just guessing. Thanks in advance.

I installed madwifi but that didn't help. At least not at this point.
 
Old 01-17-2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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Why not yank it out and take a look at it. Pretty simple for a laptop or PC. You can then get the exact version of it to. Some Rev 1 may need ndiswrapper whereas a Rev 2 may not. Rev=revision #
 
Old 01-17-2009, 01:59 AM   #3
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its built into the motherboard on the laptop
 
Old 01-17-2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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Lots of ways - as we don't know your distro we have to guess.
Try "lshw -C network" or "lspci | grep -i net"
 
Old 01-17-2009, 02:44 AM   #5
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I am only getting half strength on my wireless signal after installing linux. I have two laptops next to each other and one gets full strength while the other gets less than half. They both used to get full strength. I am new to linux so I am in the middle of learning this stuff.

I want to figure out what the wireless card is so i can look for specific drivers that will work best for it. At least that is what I think I want to do, but hey, I'm just guessing. Thanks in advance.

I installed madwifi but that didn't help. At least not at this point.
in a terminal as root type lspci to find your card then type lspci -n to get the chip number. not sure why you used mad wifi but what ever.
any way if yours is working it was built into the kernel. mad wifi goes back to the 2.4. kernel when a lot of the drivers where not in the kernel tree. so get down to the root and check it out. sometimes you can run another ndiswrapper program and use the windows driver. any way all theses answers are in the websites tutorials
 
  


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