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Old 06-21-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
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Recommended wireless for laptop?


Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1800 and need to get a wifi (pcmcia or usb) connexion as quickly as I can.

I'm using Hoary.

Does any one have any comments about what worked "out of the box" for them etc. ? Netgear or Belkin would be good if they work OK.

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Old 06-21-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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ubuntu and wifi

pcmcia: i've had success with multiple vendors (compaq, netgear, 3com), however, have had trouble with anything from us robotics.

ubuntu, especially, has great hardware detection and so you should be good with any major vendor.

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Old 06-21-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Many thanks for the prompt reply - that seems to mirror my own experience.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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Found this guide on the ubuntu sites.


clicky clicky
 
Old 06-24-2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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Wireless for laptops

I have a D-link Airpro DWL-AB650 that ubuntu recognized and configured perfectly.
 
Old 06-25-2005, 12:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.
I was given a Belkin 7010 which, so far, has failed me but I am off now for the trip so I will persevere - or get a D-Link!
Again, thanks all.

Derek
 
Old 06-25-2005, 12:44 AM   #7
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I was advised, not specifically for Ubuntu but for Linux in general, to get a Cabletron card, and I did, and have never regretted it. The only distro I've ever used that didn't find it right off the bat was Xandros, which never ever successfully found my PCMCIA slots at all, let alone recognized the cards!

I highly recommend Cabletron. That said, Ubuntu is my choice for pesky newer hardware from now on, as it also just successfully, out of the box, found my Intel 2200/G integrated wireless in my work laptop.


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Old 06-25-2005, 07:48 AM   #8
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I do have a question myself. The d-link is what I had when I installed ubuntu. I am having no problems. But what if I wanted to try another wireless card?? How do I uninstall the card I am using now and install the new card??
 
Old 06-25-2005, 11:32 AM   #9
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well...all i can say is STAY AWAY FROM BROADCOM manufactured wifis..they do not work out of the box and a pain in the you know where to compile.... the company says they do not plan to release drivers for linux in the future either! sad!

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Old 06-25-2005, 01:10 PM   #10
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If it's any help, I was recommended wireless PCMCIA cards based on the Ralink chipset. They also (apparently) work out of the box. I have also had a look at the Netgear WAG511 (which is compatible with A, B and G standards), and I'm literally about to buy this card within the next few minutes! From the HCL it appears to work well with Linux so I hope I'll have no probs!

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