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Old 05-26-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Location: Luxemburg
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, SuSE 9.1 Pro
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Wireless up and running on Acer Aspire 2003 WLMi

Finally got it working! Wireless up and running under Fedora Core 2 on my Acer Laptop

Found some install guides on Inet which were quite older, they all used ndiswrapper to got it working.... Don't know how they did exactly, but for me this didn't work out

So here is the way, things went cool for me:

All useful infos on: <--- THE Intel project for the correct driver.

On this page there is a link for the Fedora packages, located at

all necessary packages can be found there! Simply install the rpms one by one (Had to set up apt-get though, afterwards all went fine), and wireless is up and running!

My tip: Don't use ndiswrapper on an Aspire 2003, my system froze more than once, even with acpi=on like mentioned on the ndiswrapper pages....

Hope, this will help.... it's a start, as I took very long to figure it out

Old 12-01-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: brisbane - australia
Distribution: ubuntu
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>> netllama @ wrote:
>>> This is the message:
>>> Hi!
>>> I found a thread that you started here regarding your Acer TM2480:
>>> I'm considering purchasing one of these units (to use with Linux, of course), and was wondering how well yours is working? Are there any components (modem, card reader, etc) that you've never tried to use in Linux, or anything that you've tried to use but doesn't work (or work well)?
>>> thanks!
>> Hi
>> I am currently working with Mepis 6.0 lts and i needed some fiddling
>> getting the screen resolution right. also had some probs with my
>> wireless. both work fine now. i have never used the built in modem, so i
>> don't know about that one, not really interested either.
>> then i have tried but not fully integrated yet, the latest mepis (6.9 or
>> 7.0?) and both screen and wireless work fine under it. i also use kopete
>> a lot and that one seems to freeze in the new version, but that could be
>> resolved by installing my current version on the new distro release
>> until they fixed bugs
>> hope this was helpful, i en joy my linux laptop under mepis, i have
>> tried ubuntu on it but it just works better with mepis, just fine out of
>> the box
> Hi,
> I did purchase a TM-2480, and for the most part things are working,
> however I can't get the wireless to work at all. Can you elaborate on
> which wifi kernel module you're using (ath5k, madwifi, ndiswrapper),
> and what you needed to do to get it working?
> thanks
what os are you using? under the latest mepis (6.9 RCx.x) it works out of the box but that is still in beta, wait for the final release and try that if do not want to play with beta releases. final release should be here soon. i have mine working under mepis 6.0 lts but i do believe i have un- and reinstalled ndiswrapper. find the way (goolge) to properly uninstall it first
to activate my wireles under current mepis (6.0 lts) i have to start a gui proggie called 'wireless assistant' each time i (re)start my computer, click on my avaiable wireless station (i use a static ip network, may be that is why i have to do this) but it takes less than 10 seconds to do this so it no hassle really. it the connects instantly.


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