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Old 02-06-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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IBM R50, pcmcia wifi card can't connect...plz help

Hello, i have an ibm r50 laptop. It did not come with the internal wifi card, but i have two spare wifi cards that work great with another ubuntu laptop i own. One is a lucent (i think), and one is a netgear MA401. The issue is that they won't work with the ibm for some odd reason.

They are detected and the orinoco drivers are used (which is correct), but no networks are found. If i pull these cards out of the ibm and put them in my hp laptop that also runs ubuntu, they work great. I am only trying to use one at a time, but neither seems to work. Both laptops have ubuntu 7.10. Please help.

I know these cards work great, as i have used them in several laptops using dsl linux. DSL linux on this ibm r50 could not connect.

The wireless cards are both detected no problem in the R50, they just won't connect to the wireless network...also, they don't see any wireless networks from the default ubuntu and kubuntu (i tried both) wireless network managers.



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