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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Finally, a solution:Inspiron 8200 wireless with ori

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  • jbrouse@cox.net
    I have a 8200 with a 1150 with Debian woody instaleld. Last time I instaled woody I had the card working altough with this install of woody I can not get the
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      you wouldn't have a part number would you?:)


      --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "Samuel Halperin" <samhalperin@a...>
      wrote:
      > Well, I solved the wirreless issue. 
      >
      > To review, the new Dell's ship with the TrueMobile 1180 miniPCI
      > card.  This is made by broadcomm, or at least the main chip on
      > the card is. (How I know this will become clear in a second.)
      > This card is not compatible with any drivers to date.
      >
      > The old dell's shipped with the TrueMobile 1150 miniPCI card, which
      > actually is implemented as a PCMCI bridge, so this device shows up
      > as a third CardBus device.  This 1150 is compatible with the
      wvlan_cs
      > kernel module, and may be compatible with other modules. The main
      chip
      > on the card is made by Agere.
      >
      > So finally, the solution, though an inelegant and slightly
      expensive
      > one:  I called Dell and spoke with a customer service rep.  The old
      > 1150 cards are still available and you can order them online if you
      > poke around enough on the webpage.  The 1150 is the same form
      factor
      > as the 1180 and plugs right in.  It shows up automatically under
      RH8.0
      > redhat-config-network.  Currentyl I am using the wvlan_cs driver.
      > Seems to work fine.  I am still waiting to here if the 1180 card
      that
      > the dell shipped with is returnable.
      >
      > Sam
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "Mcleod, Ian" <ian.mcleod@e...>
      wrote:
      > > But if my card shows up as PRISM2 I should be alright, right?  I
      > have used
      > > the packet sniffer and other goodies okay so the card does seem
      to
      > work..
      > >
      > > Sounds like I was luck - whereas other Dell customer were not so
      > lucky and
      > > got lumped with a 'dud' card?
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: jemenake [mailto:joe@e...]
      > > Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8:56 AM
      > > To: linux-dell-laptops@y...
      > > Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Inspiron 8200 wireless with
      > orinoco_ plx
      > >
      > >
      > > --- "Samuel Halperin" <samhalperin@a...> wrote:
      > > > I maintain my origional position, that the orinoco_plx
      > > > driver has the beginnings of support for PCI orinoco compatible
      > > > wifi cards.
      > >
      > > The problem is that the Broadcom isn't orinoco compatible.
      Here's a
      > > direct quote from an email from David Gibson (the guy who
      > > writes/maintains the orinoco_* drivers):
      > >
      > > # That log, along with the Broadcom website you mentioned before
      > > # does seem to suggest that this is not compatible with the Prism
      > > # chipset, and hence not supported.  Bad luck :-(
      > > #
      > > # I have enough trouble keeping up with the Intersil chipset and
      > > # its various firmwares, so you'll have to find someone else to
      > > # write a driver for the Broadcom device (someone who has the
      > > # hardware would be a good start).
      > >
      > > - Joe
      > >
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