[conspire] (forw) Re: Ubuntu 7.10 wifi

Jose Medeiros jose.medeiros at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 18:15:05 PST 2007

Hi John,

Since you already own the laptop, upgrading is going to cost you a lot
more then $19.00. I believe that the difference in price is only when
ordering the laptop new and selecting the Intel Chipset as the upgrade
option for $19.00.

Your best bet may be to just use an older 802.11B Orinoco card
http://www.benitek.com/special_sales.htm for now at a cost of $9.99,
however it does not support WPA2, but does work with just about every
Linux distro and does support WEP, I have one and have nevewr had any
issue's connecting to Linksys, Cisco AP's, Netgear or Dlink WiFI
routers / bridges.

Although I have not done this,  I would suggest purchasing a copy of
Ubuntu Hacks by Orielly press which explains in detail how to enable
it a NDIS wrapper. This link may also be helpful.


Good luck with the install!

Jose :)
San Jose, CA
On Dec 5, 2007 8:33 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from John Simons <sloujon at cox.net> -----
> From: John Simons <sloujon at cox.net>
> To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 07:46:54 -0800
> X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu 7.10 wifi
> Hello Rick,
> I am greatful for your help and I promise I will not bother you again.  I
> too, was an IT professional.  I finished out my work career at Panasonic
> North American HQ located in Secaucus, NJ.  At one point I had my own
> development team and finished the last 9 years being in charge of the canned
> software that ran their help desk.  I wrote all their reporting programs and
> made sure that all user contact files were up to date.   I retired from
> there on 09/29/2000, 20 years to the day from when I started working there.
> And yes, I live in Henderson, NV
> I am well aware of how busy you. It was very generous of you to take to time
> to respond to me.  Because of you, I now understand why I am having such a
> difficult time.  The chipset I have is a "Broadcom" and from what you say,
> it would behoove me to invest in an Intel 2200 wifi chipset.
> Have a wonderful holiday season.
> John Simons
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