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Dell Inspiron 6000 and wi-fi (under Linux Mandrake v10.1)

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Anonymous
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August 4, 2005 10:21:26 PM

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Hi All,

I have a friend who is using a Dell Inspiron 6000 and Mandrake 10.1
does not recognize the wi-fi card. Can anyone give us a hint as to
how to get Mandrake to recognize the card.

We are assuming it is a driver issue, but have no idea what driver
he should load.

Ciao . . . C.Joseph

That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
He esteems too lightly
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 4, 2005 11:47:05 PM

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C.Joseph Drayton wrote:
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> Hi All,
>
> I have a friend who is using a Dell Inspiron 6000 and Mandrake 10.1
> does not recognize the wi-fi card. Can anyone give us a hint as to
> how to get Mandrake to recognize the card.
>
> We are assuming it is a driver issue, but have no idea what driver
> he should load.
>
> Ciao . . . C.Joseph
>
> That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
> He esteems too lightly
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The i6000 came with Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 b/g, Intel Pro/Wireless 2915
a/b/g. Frankly, I don't think Mdk 10.1 supports either of these cards.
You might have some luck with ndiswrapper (if 10.1 supports it) and the
windows driver set (if ndiswrapper supports the chipsets), but I rather
doubt that ndiswrapper will work with either card since Mdk 10.1
predates the wireless cards. Check
http://freshmeat.net/projects/ndiswrapper/

Good luck. Wireless on laptops is a Linux deficiency.

Q
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 4, 2005 11:47:06 PM

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Hi Quaoar,

I will forward the your message to him.

Thanks . . . C.Joseph

That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
He esteems too lightly

Quaoar wrote:
> The i6000 came with Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 b/g, Intel Pro/Wireless 2915
> a/b/g. Frankly, I don't think Mdk 10.1 supports either of these cards.
> You might have some luck with ndiswrapper (if 10.1 supports it) and the
> windows driver set (if ndiswrapper supports the chipsets), but I rather
> doubt that ndiswrapper will work with either card since Mdk 10.1
> predates the wireless cards. Check
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/ndiswrapper/

> Good luck. Wireless on laptops is a Linux deficiency.

> Q
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