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February 7th, 2006, 09:56 PM
Sorry for what seems like a hardware thread. I'm troubleshooting (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=125334) a freaky situation with PCMCIA wireless cards in Pentium- and Pentium II-era laptops. :-k
If you have used a laptop that old with a PCMCIA wireless card, would you mind telling me the model of the laptop and the card? Of course, if you have any experience with this problem, I would welcome suggestions.
Thanks for your help, and again, I apologize for what seems like a mis-post.
February 7th, 2006, 10:42 PM
yes, i just installed ubuntu recently (xubuntu i guess because of XFCE) on a 233MHz Dell CPi for my girlfriend's mum.
i put in a cheap irlink AWLC3026 PCMCIA card that worked perfectly out of the box after installation.
iwconfig, iwlist scanning, dhclient, etc all worked fine with the 2wire WEP-encrypted access-point in her house. after setting up /etc/interfaces/network, all was good to go.
i love ubuntu! :)
February 7th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Many people have. Sure they have to dodge the odd acpi or apic issue but it can be made to work.
February 8th, 2006, 01:02 AM
If you have used a laptop that old with a PCMCIA wireless card, would you mind telling me the model of the laptop and the card?
Hmmm....its a Toshiba with 400mhz Celeron and the card is a Linksys card. Its v2.5 (I can't remember model number). Basically any Prism card should work fine.
February 8th, 2006, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the help. I'll keep working at it, and see what I can come up with. Cheers.
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