[ltp] Re: R40 soft modem & wifi with Debian Etch

Michael Powell linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 15 May 2007 17:14:32 -0400

Actually, I am attempting to use the built-in infrared port for wifi, as a website I visited made it 
sound like that was what it was for.  

However, upon some further research, I think some of the laptops must have shipped with an 
Intel PCMCIA card.  Mine is used, and did not come with one.  So, I believe that is probably
my problem.  ;-)  I was attempting to use some hardware for a purpose that was not intended.

I guess a better question is this:  Which Wifi cards or USB sticks are best-suited for use
with Debian, or maybe which ones definately do not work?

I found a site that suggested that multiple Belkin offerings will work with Linspire "out of
the box."

> From: Michael Gaber <Michael.Gaber@gmx.net>
> telling us which wifi-card you have might help
> Michael Powell schrieb:
> > Is there a set of instructions on how to get these two pieces of hardware working
> > with Debian??  Oddly, it appears to see both of them during the boot process even when they 
> > are disabled in the bios.  However, Debian does not appear capable of using either one in its
> > current state.  There is a page that describes how to get them working with Madriva, but I
> > am not able to get that "translated" to get it working with Debian Etch.
> > 
> > UPDATE:  I actually have the modem dialing, connecting, and sending data by using the 
> > Mandriva page.  However, is there any way to get the modem sounds, when dialing, to "play" 
> > though the R40 speakers?  I have it set to "Loud" in the network config utility, but that setting 
> > does not appear to be influencing how the modem actually works.  
> > 
> > I would still like to get the Infrared/Wifi set up, if possible.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> >