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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: How to wireless with Linux?

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  • Christopher TenHarmsel
    Figured I d give my $0.02 cents. Get a Linksys WPC11 ver 3. They work great, have been out for a while (so you can probably get one cheaply) and the drivers
    Message 1 of 29 , Jul 6, 2004
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      Figured I'd give my $0.02 cents.

      Get a Linksys WPC11 ver 3. They work great, have been out for a while
      (so you can probably get one cheaply) and the drivers (especially the
      newest beta one) support the Linux Wireless Extensions pretty well.

      -Chris

      On Saturday 26 June 2004 15:14, Douglas S. Oliver wrote:
      > Hi Joey, I've read through the replies to your post, and yes most
      > folks have problems. In part it's because most new laptops come with
      > newer 802.11g or something like that cards that work at a faster
      > transfer rate. Only slowly are the specs for these new cards getting
      > out. If you can afford the money, Linuxant has a program designed to
      > use the Windows drivers. This is of course what the ndiswrapper
      > program does, but the Linuxant program comes with support. I think
      > it's still around $25 USD. I got fed up and got the Linuxant program.
      > It works well. -- d
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Joey <conyankee@...>
      > Sent: Jun 25, 2004 11:34 PM
      > To: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: How to wireless with Linux?
      >
      > Thanks for the reply.
      > So do all Linux users jump through these hoops just to use a
      > wireless card?
      > I looked at the ndiswrapper site. Brain surgery looks easier.
      > With all the worldwide Linux support, why can't some one come up
      > with a simple driver?
      > Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture?
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Joel Thompson
      >
      > <joelt49@y...> wrote:
      > > Wireless support in linux is flaky at best. Your best
      > > bet is ndiswrapper: http://ndiswrapper.sf.net
      > > Basically, it lets you use your binary Windows driver
      > > under linux. It's not perfect, but I would give it a try.
      > >
      > > =====
      > > Joel
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      Chris TenHarmsel
      Software Journeyman
      Atomic Object, LLC
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