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Old 07-23-2004, 05:47 PM   #1
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Need a new wireless card [Suggestions]

I have been struggling with my current wireless card for weeks now (ipw2200bg) because there are no native linux drivers right yet (Well, there IS, but its still under developement and not functional). What I am looking for is a new wireless card that I can put in my Dell Inspiron 600m that will be detected by a default Fedora Core 2 installation. So, my question is this:

Does anyone have a wireless card they can suggest that will be detected automatically and configured by a fresh Fedora Core 2 installation?

At this point, money doesnt matter, Id be willing to spend a couple hundred dollars to get this laptop set up.
Old 07-24-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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Hello Corallis,

Have you had a look in the LQ hardware compatibility list for ideas and information?
I myself have a Belkin F5D6020 v2, its not autoconfigured out of the box but installing the drivers is a simple process.

I hope this helps.

Old 07-26-2004, 01:48 AM   #3
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I've used the Linksys WPC11 ver 3 card and have had no problems with it using the linux-wlan-ng drivers. But, I will never buy another Linksys problem due to their tech support (bought a ver 4 and they offer a return for ver 3 but good luck if you think you can actually do that). I now use a Netgear ma401 card and it also has been a great card and have not had a single problem with it. If you do stick to the compatibility list for linux-wlan-ng drivers, you should be ok and have no problems using it.
Old 08-21-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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What I am looking for is a new wireless card that I can put in my Dell Inspiron 600m that will be detected by a default Fedora Core 2 installation. So, my question is this:
It seems Fedora Core 2 does not allow any cards to be detected "by default". It seems that Core 3 will be the next great leap in Wireless for Fedora. Please check this bug report and try installiong your card the old fashioned way - Manually. So don't throw that wpc11 v3 away..... I been looking for a month for one and finally got the best deal I caould find on Ebay for like $27.

Please let me know how it goes because I will be going down the same "manual" path as soon as I get my v3 card in the mail.



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