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Wireless LAN card required

Postby r1bby on Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:58 am

Afternoon all,

I am looking for a wireless LAN card for my desktop PC I have a MSI mobo K9AG Neo2 Digital and a spare PCI card slot, and am running LM5 Elyssa, what is the best card for LM use?

I would like it to be the latest / fastest format which I think is 802.11n? (or is 802.11g OK / better?)
and I would like it to cost (ideally) less than £30 / $60 / €40 and be an internal PCI card rather than a USB dongle.

Your advice would help loads, thanks.
Regards,
Rob
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Re: Wireless LAN card required

Postby miket on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:04 pm

Hi !

These work perfectly well under Ubuntu / Mint : http://efficientpc.co.uk/components/wg311t/
If you tell Dale I recommended him to you he may also give you a discount ;)

Mike.

r1bby wrote:Afternoon all,

I am looking for a wireless LAN card for my desktop PC I have a MSI mobo K9AG Neo2 Digital and a spare PCI card slot, and am running LM5 Elyssa, what is the best card for LM use?

I would like it to be the latest / fastest format which I think is 802.11n? (or is 802.11g OK / better?)
and I would like it to cost (ideally) less than £30 / $60 / €40 and be an internal PCI card rather than a USB dongle.

Your advice would help loads, thanks.
Regards,
Rob
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Re: Wireless LAN card set up assistance required

Postby r1bby on Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:14 pm

Hi again,

I'm using Elyssa, I bought a Edimax EW-7128G PCI LAN wireless card and need assistance in getting it set up (I currently have wired connection but am looking at going wireless as I'm placing the PC in a different room from the phone socket & modem).

When I type lspci the details come up as:

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
01:05.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller

****
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
****

03:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
03:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)

I assume it's the part between the asterisks is my new card (& not the built in LAN socket on my mobo)
however my card has two lights on the back and none are on link & tx/rx
I think I've installed ndsiwrapper and then gone to control centre / system / windows wireless adapter and tried to install the *.inf file from the CD ROM however this comes up as an error while installing.

I've gone to serial monkey.com and downloaded the correct file for it rt2500-1.1.0-b4.tar.gz but am at a loss on how to install *.tar.gz files (I'm used to *.deb & got told they're the ones to look out for LM installations)

I've gone to the package manager and installed rt2500-source which I believe is the above file just through the package manager, however when I click on wired network connection, edit wireless networks I cannot add anything.

So this is what I've done so far and am now at a loss.... so any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks! :-)

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P.S. on another note I've also found out that my HD is a PATA connected into a SATA socket via an adapter I bought off eBay, while it works fine, it does hang either by the whole computer freezing or by the whole thing freezing with the caps lock and scroll lock lights flashing. This happens randomly and is a pain in the ass, but is easily resolved when I have some cash by buying a new SATA HD, but just for info if other people have similar issues with LM, it's not the OS, it's your cheap adapter card!
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