25503Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Wireless A Few Quick ?
- Dec 1, 2004On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 03:14 pm, bil Jeschke wrote:
> Well the access point does not need any drivers, so i guess you askingIt is the Belkin F5D7010.
> 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.
I read somewhere that this may need the ndiswrapper.
Should I get something else?
>OK - I have that enabled for my Xircom card.
> For your kernel make sure you have Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA,
> ISA) ---> PCMCIA/CardBus support ---> <Y> PCMCIA/CardBus support
> And in; Device Drivers ---> Networking support ---> Wireless LAN
> (non-hamradio) ---> [Y] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless
> And compile most of; Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) as modules.
> 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.
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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