please recommend wireless card for amd64 laptop (mini pci (pci-e) or pcmcia)

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Jul 8 13:17:35 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 02:58:52PM +0200, herbs wrote:
> 
> The best way to be sure about the compatibility is to take your laptop
> to the computer store and plug in the card of your choice. Some
> combinations just make trouble, thats why I recommend it.

well.. that's why I'm asking.

My laptop is HP Compaq 6715s.

For example, I can see lots of iwn(4) pci-e cards on sale,
but all I've seen say in big letters
"not for HP ... laptops".

So I was hoping to hear from somebody who is
using wireless on an amd64 laptop, perhaps even
on 6715s, which, it seems, is quite popular, of
a model that is proven to work ok, either pci-e or
pcmcia.

many thanks
anton


> 
> #dmesg 
> - will show you what device the card is (i.e. ath0 for the Atheros
> chipset)
> 
> #ifconfig ath0 list scan
> - should list a couple of access points
> 
> If that works and if your laptop shows no errors while it boots you will
> be fine with the certain card.
> 
> Cheers
> herbs
> 
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 10:18:14AM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > I'd like to set up wireless on amd64 laptop.
> > Can somebody recommend a mini pci (pci-e) or
> > pcimcia device, that is proven to work?
> > 
> > many thanks
> > anton
> >  
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