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> Wireless card activation, Can't get it to activate...
RiGGER
post Mar 28 2006, 06:19 PM
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Hello,
I am very new to this Linux thing and I have a slight problem. I have a brand new Laptop - Gateway MX7525 - and I just put Linux on it. Unfortunately, I cannot turn on my wireless card for whatever reason...

My laptop came with a wireless card, it is a Broadcom 802.11g Wireless Network Adapter

When in Linux, I opened the command line and typed iwconfig, but I did not recieve any results, except for "lo wireless network not found" or something like that.

What my initial question is, is how can I turn my wireless network card on IN Linux?

Help would be greatly appreciated.

*UPDATE*

I have learned that my Broadcom 802.11g Wireless Network Adapter card is NOT compatible with Linux!
Could anyone propose a way around this, or a cheap BUT working with Linux wireless card adapter that I can buy for my laptop?

-Thanks again!
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post Mar 30 2006, 10:33 PM
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OH COMON! Over 100 views and STILL NOTHING! ;-)
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post Mar 31 2006, 05:12 AM
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Hi,

try http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

also read http://cmb.phys.cwru.edu/kisner/linux/compaq-r3000/


Sincerely
Robert B

ps. : a laptop brand name / model would be quiet good , if you know what I mean smile.gif


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post Apr 3 2006, 12:31 AM
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Thnx for those links!

This is a brand new laptop - Gateway MX7525
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