[conspire] (forw) Re: Ubuntu 7.10 wifi

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 5 18:25:24 PST 2007

Quoting Jose Medeiros (jose.medeiros at gmail.com):

> 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.

Yes, that's what I was trying to say.  If it's a recent purchase, Dell
might offer him a decent deal on a trade-up -- or not.

> 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,

Hell of a deal for basic connectivy to WAPs.  I love mine.

> 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.
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

Good suggestion.

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