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    Cool Wireless RedHat

    My family got this wireless internet thing and i wondered if there was any easy way to hook my wireless internet card up to a red hat system. I don't have any software for linux for this purpose (unless theres somthing built in), but don't make me stick with windows...
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    We'll need the following for openers:

    1) Type of wireless card (make, model, interface type)
    2) Version of RedHat

    Once we have this info then we can provide you with better information on the process.

    --TH13
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    It's a gas!
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    RH7.3 and above have decent wireless support but as TH13 said we WILL need the make and model of the card to help!

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    As a note I believe that if you have a Verizon card then you are SOL becasuse it only comes compatible for Windows.

    But I have to check I run RH 9.0 but I haven't tried my VERIZON card on it yet.

    Mr. Jizzels

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    ya, um, im not sure what verson of redhat im gonna get, probubly redhat 9, but im running windows right now... and i have an instant wireless card
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    i'll tell ya what makes me irate... the Dell Broadcom TrueMobile wireless cards DO NOT have any linux drivers... Broadcom refuses to make them! Sucks for me and my dell

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    The Dell Broadcom TrueMobile wireless cards DO NOT have any linux driver
    I have a Latitude X200 running Red Hat 9.0 (I previously had 7.3 as well as 8.0 on it) and I have absolutely no problems with my TrueMobile wireless NIC. I don't have it on me right now, but if I remember right, I just used a generic driver. Just go to Google, type in your Dell model number and "Red Hat Linux" and you'll find a bunch of sites which detail how to set up your Dell, including how to set up your wireless NIC.

    AJ

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    hrmmm... TrueMobile 1300/1400?

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    Right now, I'm running the TrueMobile 1150. Give me a few days for my new laptop to arrive and I'll let you know how to get the 1400 working on Red Hat 9.0. I don't think there'll be any problem with generic drivers, but if that doesn't work, I'll get you the info you need to get it working.

    AJ

    Edit: By the way, if you really need support for a specific network adapter under Linux, you could always install it on top of Windows as a guest OS using VMware, and it'll bridge the Windows network adapter so you can access any network resources you need in Linux.

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