[CentOS] Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility - mini-pci wireless card 1390

Barry Brimer lists at brimer.org
Mon Nov 19 01:41:15 UTC 2007

> Is there any way I can find a driver and/or get the above wireless card
> working in CentOS 5 on my Dell laptop (Inspiron 1501). I've installed
> ipw2200 from RPMForge, but it now appears that this won't work because
> the card is not an Intel PRO/Wireless card. Dell seem to support only MS
> Windows Vista now so I don't think there's much chance of getting a
> driver from them - so am I on a fruitless 'crusade' in trying to get
> wifi in CentOS 5 in this case? Any helpful advice much appreciated
> please?

I have a Dell laptop that I believe has the same card.  The CentOS 5 
kernel did not appear to support it, but the RHEL 5.1 (and subsequently 
upon its release) the CentOS 5.1 kernel does support it.  You will need to 
drop the firmware into /lib/firmware .. I believe this is a bcm43xx card.


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