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Old 02-07-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mesa, AZ
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ThinkPad T40 built in wireless

i'm not sure if this is appropriate for hardware or just put it here

i have a brand new IBM ThinkPad T40 with the "dual band a/b wireless card" (that is all it says in the system). i like to run live-eval versions of Linux security Knoppix and PHLAK...however...these distros won't pick up the wireless card...they only pick up my gigabit ethernet....

in windows when i do a device manager...and properties of the wireless card...i get this

Dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter
Location: PCI Slot 1
and as we speak i am using a PHILLIPS driver...
is there anyway that anyone knows of to probe this card and get it to work wireless-ly....or am i just going to need to get a PCMCIA card and work with that...???

Old 02-09-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
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ok...i guess an update....
i have found "beta" drivers do exist for my is actually a Philips/Atheros chipset that isn't supported yet by linux. i have tried to find some drivers...however...i am being led around in circles...
does anyone know where these drivers are located...?



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