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

Andrew Allen andy.allen at virgin.net
Mon Nov 19 21:31:30 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 19:41 -0600, Barry Brimer wrote:

> 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.
> Barry

Thanks Barry,
In view of what you say about CentOS 5.1 supporting this card, I think
I'm going to wait until it's released - hope that won't be too long. Any
other possible solutions (eg like using ndiswrapper) look far too
complicated for a linux newbie like me!  I hope that I'll be able to
update the kernel without having to do a complete re-install. In the
meantime I'm just going to have to use MS Windows XP (I have dual-boot
on this laptop) for any wireless networking.

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