Re: Dell TrueMobile Mini PCI cards for Latitude
Le 12533ième jour après Epoch,
Martin List-Petersen écrivait:
> On Sun, 2004-04-25 at 17:32, François TOURDE wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm planning to buy a Wireless MiniPCI card for my Laptop (Dell
>> Latitude C840), working under Debian Sarge (hum... with some Sid too).
>> Looking at the web, I've found cheaper and faster cards than the Dell
>> one. My question is: Can I use any MiniPCI card on my Dell, or no.
>> Any experience, advice, link, etc. is welcome.
>> Thanks in advance, and sorry for my poor English.
> The C840 should have a MiniPCI slot (look at it's bottom, there is
> one hatch for memory and one for MiniPCI).
> If you choose a Dell TrueMobile card, i would advise you not to buy
> a TM1180, 1300 or 1400. These are not natively supported by Linux,
> because they are Broadcom based. Should you get one of these, you
> would need the NDISWrapper or Linuxant's DriverLoader to load the
> Windows drivers.
> The Dell TrueMobile 1150 is Orinoco/Agere based and perfectly
> supported, but only 802.11b (11 MBit/s).
> If you want 802.11g or 802.11a you should go for a Atheros based
> MiniPCI card (available at
> which is supported using the MadWifi driver
> More usefull links on my Dell Latitude D600 Howto
Many thanks for your reply. I'll try to find the most powerfull and
the cheapest card :)
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