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Old 07-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hi,I have been using computers for years. But every time I try out Linux SUSE I feel computer illlterate. I have a new Dell laptop which has Window Media Center, I partitioned the drive and installed SUSE 10.0 and it detected all of my hardware for the most part. I have a wireless router(Belkin) with DSL through works perfect through Windows, but when i boot to linux,"NO GO". I have attempted to configure the wireless card to find my DSL router with no success. If any one could walk me through this process I would be greatly appreciated and it would allow me to spend more time in Linux to get to know it better.Once again thanks.
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Dell model number
Wireless model number and version.
Internal wireless or pcmcia wirless card
Distro version

Depending on the wireless it has it may have a built type module or you will more than likely need to use the ndiswrapper modules. Check out the Wiki here.

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Check the HCL section here located at the top and to the right.
Check out the following links.

Search here for dell and wireless.
Also search on google for dell and wireless.

Old 07-17-2006, 03:54 AM   #3
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I have recently worked with the latest version of ndiswrapper.Unfortunately it says my driver is invalid.I went to Intel's site and downloaded the latest version for this card still no luck.

Dell model number------------------------- XPS M140
Wireless model number and version- Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection / Ver.
Internal wireless or pcmcia wirless card-- Internal
Distro version---------------------------- SUSE 10.0

Any help @ this point would be great.


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