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#1 Marbin

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 06:49 AM

I got the last release of Mepis in my laptop (Presario 3000). I connect to the network of my college by a 802.11b wireless lan. I want to know what things I need to do to connect to the wireless network connection with linux.

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:13 AM

Your laptop should have a "PC" slot. There are several cards out there that will work, but, for my money, you can't beat the Proxism Orinoco Gold card. If there is 802.11b in the classroom, the Gold card will have no problem picking it up, provided Mepis has the Prism 2 modules in place to support it.

Here's a really helpful list...

http://www.linux-wla...n_adapters.html

Here's more on the "Gold card"...

http://www.pricegrab...473f4a5012ca81f

Good luck..

#3 Marbin

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 05:18 PM

But my laptop came with one inside (802.11b).
Can I use it?

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 06:14 PM

Look for it in that list and see if it's supported. What kind is it?

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 06:50 AM

Vendor: LAN-Express
W-LAN Type: 802.11B
Product ID: ?
Host I/F: USB
Chipset: Prism2/2.5/3
User/Vendor Report: Linux-wlan-ng
Comments: vendor id 0xbb2 product id 0x302

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 07:24 AM

Then you should be in business. This from the Mepis handbook...

October 5
Found minor bug in MCC Network that could affect start at boot.
Added more explanations in MCC Network messages.
Added wlan0 config for Prism2 WiFi users.

http://www.mepis.org/node/view/153

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 09:30 AM

And what that means ;(

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 04:10 PM

It means everything should work for you! smile




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