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Old 01-25-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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WiFi on Mandrake 10

Ok, I have mandrake 10 installed on my Dell Inspirion 8500, It detected my Belkin PCMCIA 802.11B card (FSD9020 V.2). I have the laptop working fine off of ethernet, but for wifi I dont have a clue what to do. Im very new to linux so please take me step by step.
Old 01-26-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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1. Read this: (there's way more information than you need here, just read the parts that apply to you)

2. In the very, very likely instance that you need to use NDISWrapper, read this:

3. Pay particular attention to whether or not your card is on the 'supported cards list' (Hint: I checked and while they don't mention your card specifically, it should work)

4. Follow the very useful, helpful, and specific installation instructions linked to from step 2.

5. If you have any more problems, post back to LQ and you'll be helped.

Hope this works out for you,

Will (sitting outside, surfing on my wireless connection)
Old 01-27-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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thanks alot


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