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Old 08-31-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question Can't find compatable wireless adapter

I Would like to buy a PCMCIA wireless adapter for my notebook.
Here's what I have:

Red Hat 2.6.18-8.el5xem i686 i386 operating system

HP Compaq nx7400 notebook

Is there an adapter supported by this operating system without
haveing to download and compile a driver.

If there is, what is it and where can I buy it?

I can't seem to find anything that does not require complicated
downloads and compliing.

Thanks for Your help.
Old 08-31-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ.

Quite a few promising looking links, even to e-Bay auctions
that advertise cards as being compatible with Linux! :}

Old 09-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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if its a pcmcia wireless card then linux emporium ( thats in the uk )

do a good deal and it comes with a cd with drivers and readme instructions
they are quick and reliable and i just payed 11.50 for one

and no i dont work there or know anyone there
bt i have dealt with them a few times

good luck
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Current RHEL5.X kernel is 2.6.18-128.7.1. There has been a ton of hardware support added between -8 and -128, as well as many security patches. Updating your kernel will make your life much easier.
Old 09-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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Updating the Kernel sounds like the way to go.
I'll try that and look again.



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