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Re: Recommendations for Linux compatible wireless LAN PCMCIA card

On Sat, 2 Oct 2004 00:59:07 -0700 (PDT), Alvin Oga
<aoga@ns.linux-consulting.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Oct 2004, Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:
> > I have a Dell Latitude C640 laptop [1] that I would like to get hooked
> > to the network via wireless. Any recommendations for good  PCMCIA WLAN
> > cards (802.11b/g/a)that are Linux-compatible as well (native drivers
> > that is)? How would I configure the wireless interface in
> > /etc/network/interfaces?
> >
> > [1] Dell Latitude C640 supposedly has a Orinoco wireless adapter, but
> > I can't seem to find it via lspci, although I can load the appropriate
> > kernel module. And afaik, the adapter doesn't support 128bit
> > encryption (not that it's critical for now anyway).
> what is the output of lspci ??

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset
Host Bridge(rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP
Bridge (rev 04)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 42)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon
Mobility M7LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M
[Tornado] (rev 78)
0000:02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420
0000:02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420

I dunno where there is the wireless card or maybe my laptop doesn't
have that component onboard. Oh well...

Paolo Alexis Falcone

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