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    ISP wireless cards and drivers

    Here's something the team needs to do -- Get started on drivers for ISP provided wireless cards and adaptors!

    Eircom handouts, for one, have very little compatibility.

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    Are we talking PCI cards? laptop wifi cards

    what make, model, chipset? a bit more info please

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by tck View Post
    Are we talking PCI cards? laptop wifi cards

    what make, model, chipset? a bit more info please
    No, I mean those ****** routers and wireless cards/adapters you get from Irish ISPs!
    USB wireless adapters are the worst, it seems.

    Like Netopia from Eircom, and I don't know the others.

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    As far as the Access Points go they just talk to the pcmcia cards or internet wifi cards or wireless usb sticks. I don't own one you'll have to mention the brands, makes, models.
    So if you can make a list as to which ones, people might get a better picture.

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by tck View Post
    As far as the Access Points go they just talk to the pcmcia cards or internet wifi cards or wireless usb sticks. I don't own one you'll have to mention the brands, makes, models.
    So if you can make a list as to which ones, people might get a better picture.
    TER/GUSB-E4 is the wireless adapter I'm using. It can find networks, but can't connect properly.
    Seems to be ACX100/ACX111.

    I'm sure there are others, but this is the only one I've used.

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    After searching google I read one gentleman got this working on Ubuntu (it was on devianart) - apparently it just *Worked* for him.


    have you tried clicking on properties of the wireless connection and

    'enable roaming mode'

    are you using gutsy? what protocal are you trying to talk to

    WEP, WPA, WPA2 ?

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by tck View Post
    After searching google I read one gentleman got this working on Ubuntu (it was on devianart) - apparently it just *Worked* for him.


    have you tried clicking on properties of the wireless connection and

    'enable roaming mode'

    are you using gutsy? what protocal are you trying to talk to

    WEP, WPA, WPA2 ?
    1) Roaming mode is enabled
    2) Yes, I'm using Gutsy
    3) Unsecured, though I have also tried WEP

    I purchased a cheap adapter from Maplins today and it's working fine from plugin.


    But this isn't really my point; I meant working drivers should be developed for Irish ISP-given equipment in general. I've heard of many people avoiding Ubuntu because their wireless wouldn't work.

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    Re: ISP wireless cards and drivers

    wireless wouldnt work on my old hp laptop but on my new one it worked out of the box, wireless support is getting better and better

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