laptop almost perfect

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Fri Jun 24 17:49:07 UTC 2005

Eric S. Johansson wrote:

> I'm using a dell inspiron 5000

> 2) the ever popular wireless question.  I have a Linksys wpc11 v 2.5 
> card.  Theoretically it's supported by the Linux-wlan driver but I'm not 
> quite making a leap between installing the module and seeing wlan0 via 
> ifconfig.  obviously once that works, the next question is how does one 
> make it work automatically when the card is in in contrast to when the 
> ethernet card is in.

> The second wireless card I have it is a belkin f5d6020.  Not quite as 
> crusty but also questionable in Linux.

Doing more research I found that both of the cards in question are prism 
based. I've installed the Linux--wlan-ng package.  I've discovered that 
the cards are not recognized by the hot plug package.  In contrast my 
PCMCIA ethernet card is recognized and the module is automatically 



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