Re: Senao MiniPCI (was: Inspiron 8500, TrueMobile 1150 MiniPCI card)
- Dave - fyi,
I've installed this successfully (NL/EL/SL-2511CD minipci card).
Works great under Linux with wlan-ng drivers on 2.4.20-19.* kernel on RH9.
WindowsXP stability remains to be seen - I've had it totally lock up
my i8500; however I have been playing with slightly different prism
drivers since then and it hasn't crashed since then. Yes, it has a
160mW transmit-power, adjustible via iwconfig (although my wlan-ng
compilation doesn't support this Tx adjustability) :)
btw, purchase it from www.netgate.com - they have a cheaper price and
seemingly good support from what I read.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Daevid Vincent"
> i know you probably don't want to hear this, but you might check out
> this real-man's card:
> 160mW baby! Prism 2.5 chipset.
> -----Original Message-- ---
> From: jcwren [mailto:jcwren@j...]
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 10:12 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Inspiron 8500, TrueMobile 1150 MiniPCI
> So upon the recommendation of several people, I bought the 1150
> MiniPCI card for my 8500, since those morons at Broadcom won't release
> specs for the 1300 chipset for a Linux driver. And Dell, in their
> infinite wisdom, has made the auxiliary antenna cable about 1
> centimeter too short to connect to the connector on the wireless card.
> My question: What's the implication of running without the aux
> connector connected? It works with just the main connector, but I
> have no feel for the range or error rate, and nothing to compare it
> against. The numbers coming out of 'iwconfig' are pretty cryptic. I
> have no idea if 26/92 is good, bad, or what.
> Has anyone else managed to get an 1150 into an 8500, and get it
> connected? Does anyone know the magic clue-by-four to beat Dell with
> to get them to replace the aux antenna wire, or a nifty trick for
> extending it?
> And I especially appreciated the Dell dude telling me 8 times that the
> 1150 doesn't fit, but the 1300 would work under Windows, in spite of
> me telling him 9 times that I could care less about Windows.
> Anyone got Michael Dells cell phone number?
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