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Old 10-23-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Wireless Usb


All I'd like to know is, are there any wireless usb adapters that work with mepis out of the box. One that will be easy to set up will do as well. I currently have a D-Link adapter and I'm totally lost on setting it up but I will buy one that works if I can get a good recomendation or a network card would be fine too so long as it fit in my Dell Lattitude Cpi-a. Please give suggestions.

I wasn't sure if this post belonged to the network forum, but I thought that ultimately this is a distro specific question.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #2
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I know of no USB wireless nics with standard kernel modules. All USB nics require using ndiswrapper and the windows inf driver.

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Old 10-24-2007, 08:43 PM   #3
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ok not usb...

How about a wireless interface that will work with my dell cpi-a out of the box?
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:10 AM   #4
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Is there a list that I can refer to when purchasing such a device, so I can contrast with the ones available for my laptop?
 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
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What is cpi-a?

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Old 10-25-2007, 07:57 PM   #6
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sorry dell latitude cpi-a, Intel Pentium 2, processor 363 MHz, 256ram
 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:33 AM   #7
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sorry dell latitude cpi-a, Intel Pentium 2, processor 363 MHz, 256ram
Since the Dell latitude cpi-a has two PCMCIA Slots, you should be able to purchase a inexpensive Wireless Cardbus Adapter instead of using your only USB port. I was able to get a new $9 Airlink101 (AWLC3026) and it ran well with ndiswrapper and the windows driver in 6.5.02...

You also could get a 3-com Megahertz LAN card, with adapter cable and connect to your D-Link router. I purchased model 3CCFE574BT for an older Compaq notebook and it was perfect for the stationary location where I used the Laptop... But it was not wireless as you are trying to accomplish. $10 on e-bay including shipping...

I see your notebook is selling in excess of a $100 USDlrs on e-bay

Intel Pentium II 366 Processor
128mb Memory installed
13.3" TFT Video Screen
5.0 Gig Hard Drive
24x Cdrom Drive
1.44 Floppy Disk Drive
2 PCMCIA Slots Available
1 USB Port

You might look at a light weight Distro, after solving your wireless connection, as I would think everything will run much faster running AntiX.Mepis... With the 366 processor and 256 memory it should fly...

JR
 
Old 10-27-2007, 04:47 PM   #8
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Thank you namida12 I have purchased a wireless card, from Amazon, that should be linux compatible. I will post my results with this card when it comes in. $100 for my old laptop, that makes me feel good. I think it is quite usable dispute its age. I would like to try the Anti X, but I have some difficulty with flux box. I think I may try any how, but I don't think that old lap top will fly with any thing. Thanks for you help.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 08:24 AM   #9
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I guess I have been educating myself over the weekend. there seems to be support for some chipsets that will work with other than ndiswrapper. Might look at the two links in the following posts.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tu7.04-594735/

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:35 PM   #10
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Thank you namida12 I have purchased a wireless card, from Amazon, that should be linux compatible. I will post my results with this card when it comes in. $100 for my old laptop, that makes me feel good. I think it is quite usable dispute its age. I would like to try the Anti X, but I have some difficulty with flux box. I think I may try any how, but I don't think that old lap top will fly with any thing. Thanks for you help.

I see the new release of Fluxbox is done and released, but I do not know if it will appear in the pending version of AntiX.Mepis.

Rumor the new Antix.mepis release is near...

However if anticapitalista can get it in I am certain he will try to include it, I am certain it will be along shortly in a antiX update if it appeared a bit too late...
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/version-0.9.php

Here is a primer -
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Howto_articles


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Old 10-28-2007, 07:10 PM   #11
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Success with WUA 1340,

no issues at all...
It works with Puppy Linux out of the box. It installs all through GUI easier than Windows. I am so happy. This is an old laptop that has never been able to connect to the internet with linux and cannot even install most distros. I am so happy.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 11:29 PM   #12
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Success with WUA 1340,

no issues at all...
It works with Puppy Linux out of the box. It installs all through GUI easier than Windows. I am so happy. This is an old laptop that has never been able to connect to the internet with linux and cannot even install most distros. I am so happy.
lindberg,

Good, job experimenting until you found a working solution...

I toss you my best welcome, and wish you the best life inside of Linux, to experience another chapter in your computer world...

Enjoy your Linux, and assist others needing your help in the future...

There is a learning curve, but enjoy and experiment, as Linux take only a 30 minutes to install. So if you break your Distro do another installation, compared to any windows installation and its updates, Linux is a unhurried walk in the park...

When you feel more comfortable with this Linux do a little Distro hopping, as it seem all of the Linux Distributions are getting better... Remember, and try not to say: My distro, it is the best!!! Why, because you know it better than all the other linux versions.

JR
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:24 PM   #13
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Hi lindberg.bill, Can you post output of the following commands related to that device.
/sbin/lsmod
/sbin/lspci -v
/sbin/lsusb

Might help someone in the future. Just curiuos as to what module it uses.

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Old 11-04-2007, 01:12 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info - now I can get wireless usb on mepis...
 
Old 11-09-2007, 06:42 PM   #15
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# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
rt73 215808 0
firmware_class 9600 1 rt73
usbhid 24928 0
usb_storage 83264 0
evdev 10240 1
snd_mixer_oss 16896 0
usblp 14080 0
apm 20304 0
snd_nm256 69408 0
snd_ac97_codec 101668 1 snd_nm256
ac97_bus 2304 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 75656 2 snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 22020 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 10120 1 snd_pcm
snd 52068 5 snd_mixer_oss,snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7520 1 snd
i2c_piix4 8716 0
i2c_core 22032 1 i2c_piix4
yenta_socket 26892 4
rsrc_nonstatic 13312 1 yenta_socket

# /sbin/lspci -v
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
# /sbin/lspci -v
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
# /sbin/lsusb
bash: /sbin/lsusb: No such file or directory
#
 
  


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