[H-GEN] Wireless PCMCIA NIC & Debian

James Mills prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Thu May 27 22:26:49 EDT 2004


On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 11:59:15AM +1000, Paul Gearon wrote:
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> James Mills wrote:
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> >Hi Guys,
> >
> >What kind of wireless pcmcia network cards are recommended with a laptop
> >with Debian on it ?
> 
> I run Debian with an Orinoco Wavelan - Silver.  It was trivial to set up. 
> They've probably changed the name again.  Once upon a time I also owned a 
> Compaq card, and that was just a rebadged Wavelan card again.  Windows 
> thought they were different, but Linux could tell they were the same thing.
> 
> >Perhaps if some of you who happen to be running Debian with such a card,
> >could list the brand of the card and model, and the driver that it
> >uses...
> 
> The name of the driver has changed a couple of times, so I don't recall.  
> At one point it was called wvlan.  It doesn't actually matter, as hotplug 
> spots the card and loads the driver for you.  Just make sure your kernel 
> has PCMCIA and Cardbus installed, and the drivers for the numerous PCMCIA 
> cards as well (I've found it handy to have the others installed as it means 
> I can insert other people's hardware if needed).

Thanks for this Info.

I have yet to install the PCMCIA support for the kernel :)

cheers
James

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