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Old 04-14-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Dell D600 and 802.11a/b/g card

I installed Redhat 7.3 via Virtual PC on my Dell D600 series laptop. My laptop has the Broadcom integrated 802.11a/b/g card. When I first installed Redhat 7.3, the wireless card worked with no extra setup from me. The car worked via the default install of Redhat. I did not have the "wired" NIC plugged in at the time. Everything was working fine until I plugged in the wired NIC a few days later. It seems that since I've plugged in the wired NIC, my 802.11 no longer works. I forgot which driver had the 802.11 part working, but I've tried almost every wireless driver and can't get it to work. I've even installed a new Virtual PC instance of Redhat and it still doesn't work. The issue I'm having is that I shouldn't need to download anything to get it to work since it has already worked as is. Does anyone have any ideas on getting my 802.11a/b/g card to work once again?

thanks for any help... josh
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anyone have any ideas?

thanks... josh
Old 08-28-2003, 12:40 PM   #3
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I'm suprised the broadcom/truemobile card worked for you at all. I have the d600 with the 1440 mini pci card, a/b/g, and have been trolling google looking for 'dell; d600; linux' and haven't seen anyone else get it to work.

It's not elegant, but you could always boot from the redhat cd, enter the repair mode, and reinstall the networking section.

Out of curiosity, why are you using RH7.3?
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Are you sure it's a driver problem? Does ifconfig show the interface as being up? If it does, before doing too much with the reinstalling, type "route -n" and make sure that your wireless card has a route properly defined. If you have a gateway / router / ap and you know the gateway ip address, type something like: "route add default gw eth1" Of course replace the ip address with your gateways address and replace "eth1" with whatever your wireless card is configured as (type iwconfig). Hope this kinda helped.
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I think you can get it to work by going to the network properties of your wireless card and activating the 'Virtual PC Emulated Ethernet Switch' service for it.
Or, better yet, bridge both the wired NIC and the wireless card, and place the emulated switch on the bridge.


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