Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 02-17-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Villanova, PA
Distribution: mandrake
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Configuring Wireless Card on 600m

Im still a linux newbie, but i have got just about everything on the computer working except for my wireless card

I have a dell inspiron 600m, and my wireless card is a ‎PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter.
Any help that anyone could give me as to how to configure this thing would be greatly appreciated
Old 02-18-2004, 02:29 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Glendale AZ
Distribution: Slackware 10
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 30
Dell and WIFI

I'm assuming that WIFI card is built in. It seems that Dell doesn't like to put in wifi components that are compatible with linux. However, I hear if you call them and tell them that your main OS is linux and that the WIFI card they sent with the computer is worthless to you, they will send you one that works with linux. Anyway, I would search around on google and see if anyone else has installed slack on the same laptop you have.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8500 and I found several sites that told me EXACTLY how to set up everything.
Old 02-18-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Villanova, PA
Distribution: mandrake
Posts: 80

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the advice, I will definitely Google around a bit, and maybe give Dell a call.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Configuring Wireless card in Suse nikekakkar Linux - Wireless Networking 1 08-19-2005 01:56 AM
configuring wireless LAN card KiranNarayan Linux - Hardware 1 06-14-2005 08:01 PM
Configuring Wireless Card in MEPIS? Ryan450 MEPIS 6 05-27-2005 08:46 PM
Configuring my wireless card Corallis Linux - Newbie 6 07-27-2004 04:26 PM
Trouble configuring wireless card jeeva Linux - Wireless Networking 5 01-25-2004 02:24 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration