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Old 03-19-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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PCMCIA wireless card set up

I have a Compaq 2150US laptop with a PCMCIA wireless card LINKSYS Wireless-G Model # WPC54G ver3 Debian 4.0r3 with latest updates. Linux can see the card and will list it in my network devices but refuses to allow my to configure/activate the connection.I'm at a lost with this so can anyone help me configure and activate this card so I don't have to use a wired connection to my internet.

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Old 03-20-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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Talking pcmcia connection problem

I have been wardriving for awhile and have found that alot of cards just won't connect. This is because companies won't give out info on drivers to the opensource community.. I use 2wire orinoco gold and buffalo..You can try the ndiswrapp , which is a wraparound ,but they are not that reliable for me..So I did research on the chipsets in the cards and found the ones that worked with Linux and got on ebay and looked them up. For 50.00 bucks I bought a orinoco card made by 2wire and it came with a anntena. It fired right up.. There is something else , go into your menu and clickon networking ,Find out if your card is eth1 , 2 and enter that into the " default gateway device " How is your router set up ???? If your router has the lock on { or WEP is on } the router won't recognise your card ,it's the same if the mac filtering is on and your MACaddress that is on the back of your card is not entered in to allow the signal through..It's been awhile since I messed with networking WIFI.. Anyway Linux loves Orinoco cards.. There may be something I'm forgetting , it has been a long time since I messed with it all..I just plug and go....

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Is that a broadcom card (BCM43XX) ?


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