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Old 01-29-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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Actiontec mini adapter

Hello All: I've got a problem I need some assistance with, I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop with a Action tec combination modem and ethernet adapter( for lack of a better description) that I am trying to get to work on my new cable network, I used this laptop on the internet with the modem and a driver from and it works fine, but now I need to use the ethernet port on the modem and as yet have not been able to get anywhere with it. I took the cover off the bottom and it does identify it as Action tec 560 LHD 1. but, Linux can't seem to find it ( only the phone modem part ) dmesg finds Lucient communication device. What do I need to do to try to get the ethernet part working or should I just opt for a ethernet card for the pcmcia slot and forget this mini combo? And if so what card . I'm running Mandrake 9.1 on this laptop. Thanks in advance for any help, I really appreciate it.
Old 01-29-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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I thought the actiontec should work. I remember looking for that name for wireless card. Maybe it is disabled in BIOS setup?
Old 01-29-2004, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks enine, I did go to the bios a few days ago and did check, It shows "mini- pci nic" enabled. I also have a Cardbus NIC , and a APR NIC to choose from in the bios, but the mini-pci nic seemed the logical choice, think maybe I should try another one? Thanks for your help.


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