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Old 05-30-2006, 07:06 AM   #1
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Mandriva 10.0 on Acer Travelmate 2413WLMin(travelmate 2410 series). Wireless...

Before we start, I am an ABSOLUTE n00b as far as Linux goes. This is the first Linux I've ever used, although I DO like it quite a bit from what I've seen so far. Alright, well I've just recently gotten a new laptop (Acer Travelmate 2413WMLi. Installed Linux Mandriva 10.0. Predictably enough, everything works well... everything except the Wireless Card that is. The card is :

Integrated Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g wireless capability gives you essential wireless capability
Acer SignalUp™ technology provides improved signal reception and better-quality WLAN performance
WPA compatibility and Wi-Fi® certification means safe, trouble-free wireless communication with other Wi-Fi® certified devices
Integrated Bluetooth® technology ensures smooth data transmission between Bluetooth® enabled PCs, phones and PDAs.

Copy paste from specs. (No I'm NOT trying to give you pro acer propaganda, I swear they wrote this :P)

Any ideas how I can get it to work? Thanks in advance,

Old 05-30-2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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See the HCL;

Yes, I know it says for the Acer Aspire 3610 but they are based on the same platform;
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Well in the end I ended up going on the official Acer website, getting the Windows Drivers, and hooking them up via NDISwrapper, which seemingly, worked. At least, it now recognizes my wireless card, and even sees good signal. However, there is NO connection being made. I suspect this is because of the absence of the Invilink Signalup stuff, but I could be wrong.

If anyone could help me out, that would be great.

Having said that, even though I ended up not using it, thank you for the madwifi page, attempting to get it working certainly made me learn at least a LITTLE bit.

Thanks in advance,



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