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25503Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Wireless A Few Quick ?

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  • mpierce
    Dec 1, 2004
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      On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 03:14 pm, bil Jeschke wrote:
      > Well the access point does not need any drivers, so i guess you asking
      > about the notebook card. Which card is it? You did not give the model
      > number for it, but you may not need wlan depending on the chipset it uses.
      > Also make sure wireless-tools is installed.
      It is the Belkin F5D7010.
      I read somewhere that this may need the ndiswrapper.
      Should I get something else?
      >
      > For your kernel make sure you have Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA,
      > ISA) ---> PCMCIA/CardBus support ---> <Y> PCMCIA/CardBus support
      OK - I have that enabled for my Xircom card.
      >
      > And in; Device Drivers ---> Networking support ---> Wireless LAN
      > (non-hamradio) ---> [Y] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless
      > Extensions
      >
      > And compile most of; Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) as modules.
      OK
      >
      > Since the top speed for internet access is not above 8MB, then even 802.11b
      > will not interfer with your web serfing with it's average speed of 6-8MB.
      OK
      Large file transfers will be slow between machines...
      >
      > --- mpierce <mpierce@...> wrote:
      > > Tired of dragging blue cable around.
      > > Using Libranet 2.8.1 (Debian Sarge) with kernel 2.6.9 on my notebook.
      > > My server uses same OS with kernel 2.6.7.
      > >
      > > Server is the connection to Internet using an Alcatel ADSL modem with
      > > 1500Mbs connection.
      > >
      > > Just purchased a Belkin 802.11g access point model F5D7330au and a Belkin
      > > Wireless Notebook Network Cardbus.
      > >
      > > Before I open boxes - 3 questions.
      > >
      > > Q1. What do I have to compile into the kernel in order to support WLAN?
      > >
      > > Q2. Where do I get the drivers and what driver do I use to enable network
      > > card to work.
      > >
      > > Q3. Will I notice any loss in connection speed to Internet.
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > > ---
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