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Old 04-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Wireless network card


Hi. Being totally new to all things Linux I need lots of help. I have Compaq laptop running Linux/Ubuntu. I have a DLink wireless router. I need help knowing what wireless card to purchase to connect the laptop. I tried a Belkin Notebook Adapter but it wouldnt even recognise. Can anyone advise me.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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what wireless chip in in the belkin card ? is it a pcmcia card ?
post the output of lspcmcia

or if you have already returned the card. I would purchase one that uses a free driver .. http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wireless/cards.html
 
Old 04-10-2009, 01:08 AM   #3
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To farslayer re lspcmcia
I have no idea of the chipset. My airplus is dwl-g630 an is compatable with 802.11. where can I find the chipset etc. I am a total newbie to all things linux wireless stuff really. I have a pc with wreless card using same router but run XP on it.
Thanks for any help
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #4
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open a terminal window and type the command

lspcmcia

it should list the PCMCIA wireless card and usually shows what chip is on the card..
I feel to lazy to Google it today, since the answer is at your fingertips, just a single command away...

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Old 04-11-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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Thanx farslayer. So good of you to try and help. I can't do what you suggest as the notebook adapter is in a laptop which won't recognise it and I am using my desktop to try and find what card would be the best to buy for Linux. Sorry am just going to go into a computer store and get help. thanx
 
  


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