N-mini cards

Mike McGinn mikemcginn at mcginnweb.net
Tue Apr 21 19:42:55 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 21 April 2009 03:33:12 pm Tab Gilbert wrote:
> Hello
> I have been looking at a Dell Inspiron 15 which I plan on installing Jaunty
> on as soon as it arrives.
> There is a choice between two N wireless cards.
> Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11 Wireless-N Mini Card
> or
> Dell Wireless 1515 802.11 Wireless-N Mini-card
> I looked on the forums and did a bit of googling about and they should both
> work out of the box without to much frustration.  I am tending toward the
> Intel card.  I currently have a Broadcom 43xx on my old HP laptop and it
> works without a problem.  Just trying to figure out if either of these N
> cards will be as easy to deal with.
> Are there any potential problems I should be aware of with the Intel card
> or anything that favours one card over the other?
> Thanks for any information---
> tab
Hi Tab,
I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 a few weeks ago. It seems to have the Broadcomm 
chipset. I installed 8.10 and it detected everything right out of the box, 
where 8.04 was giving me issues.

If you could get to a store with a boot CD it would be perfect.

Mike McGinn
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