laptop almost perfect

Todd Deshane deshantm at
Sat Jun 25 05:29:15 UTC 2005

On 6/24/05, Eric S. Johansson <esj at> wrote:
> 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
> installed.
> Ideas?

Somebody once pointed me at the hostap drivers, i didn't have
any luck with them with my orinoco card, but I think there was an 
option to build prism modules.

the package name is hostap-source
not sure if that is what you are looking for though...

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