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Old 06-16-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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presario wireless

I have a Compaq Presario R3000 laptop and have partitioned the hard drive so I can use Linux Fedora and Windows XP. I would like to know how to access the wireless modem Broadcom 54g MaxPerformance 802 11g from Linux. I hope there is someone out there who can help, rogerf
Old 06-16-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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Now, I am no expert with that type of network card, but I can tell you that you might need to install special drivers so that Linux can recognize it. You might be able to find drivers here but I wouldn't count on it. A better choice for Wifi is the Orinoco Silver and Gold cards. They are more or less supported by Linux, and the drivers are easier to find. PM me for more help.
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Hi, I'm definitely not a linux pro either but I just got Suse9.1 working and i'm on a broadcom 54g wireless using WPA security. I just got it working a few days ago so I'm happy. I've been using Linux for a few months and finally having my wireless on Linux is even better.
The Driver I used was I paid the $20 for a licensed version because it works very well with Linux. You can get it free for 30 days so you can try it out. Its very easy to install and get wireless going.
Let me know if you need help.
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I have a Presario with the same HP 54g card and was able to get it to work only with the Linuxant drivers (a wrapper around Windows drivers, should theoretically work with all cards supported in Windows).

Last I checked, no native drivers were available for that card under Linux.
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first of all go into control center and make sure that the ssid is set to "linksys" or whatever u hav goin on there. just to be sure that worked go into terminal and su and type "iwconfig" and see if it piks up the correct information. if not then thye iwconfig wlan0 essid (name of essid without parenthesis here) where wlan0 is the name of your wireless card

if still not able to get it to work go in terminal and su type killall dhcpcd when thats done type "dhcpcd -d wlan0" (where wlan 0 is the name of your networking card)

hope this helps and happy linuxing!


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