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Old 03-26-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question newbie- how to determine my wireless chipset

It seems like everyone knows what there wireless chipset make is except me! I am trying to configure my laptop to a wireless network. From what I can tell, I may need an ndiswrapper for my wireless card, however I have no clue what make it is.
I am useing a sony vaio pcg-k33 machine running gentoo. I went to sony's literature archive and pulled up the specs for my machine. It says that the chipset is " ATI Radeon IGP 345M", thats my graphics card I guess. The only mention of of wireless info is "IEEE 802.11g" but thats just the standard. How can one tell what the make and model of their wireless card is? Do I need to tear apart the machine? Any help is appreciated....
Old 03-26-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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You could try lshw or iwconfig if that is what you are looking for.
Old 03-27-2007, 01:42 AM   #3
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If the card is internal, it's probably a mini-PCI card. To list the components on the PCI bus, use the command "lspci." Add the -v or -vv option to get more verbosity.

lspci -v will probably give you everything you need.
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Thanks!! "lspci -vv" worked like a charm.....


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