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How do I know what model of wireless card I have?
Sat, 08/25/2007 - 16:32
I'm trying to install wireless apps to get my wireless card working. I think I have a Railink, but I'm not certain. I need to know how to get the exact model.
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identifying wlan cards.
Sat, 08/25/2007 - 19:14
As a start I would open a terminal session and type ¨lspci -nn¨ this will print out some information about any pci devices in your system. In my case this ran to about half a screen full. eg:- 00:18.3 Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103] 01:00.0 Ethernet controller : Belkin Wireless PCI Card - F5D6001 [1799:6001] (rev 20) 01:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: NEC Corporation uPD72874 IEEE1394 OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link Ctrlr [1033:00f2] (rev 01) As you´ll see I am running a rather old but very reliable Belkin card I believe that this has a Realtek chipset and I can either use native r818x driver or the Windows driver with ndiswrapper. If you need to identify the relevant driver for your card I would start here http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ Best of Luck!
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