RE: [SLUG] DLINK DWL-G630 802.11b/g

From: David R. Meyer (david@davidmeyer.org)
Date: Tue Jan 10 2006 - 08:02:47 EST


I am using SuSE 10 Professional. I was using Debian, but I need this
for work (we support it as opposed to Debian). I didn't have to do
anything...really. It discovered the new card, I put in my security
info, and I was done. It was that easy! This is on a Dell C640 w/ 1GB
of memory.

Dave

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: RE: [SLUG] DLINK DWL-G630 802.11b/g
> From: "Mark Banschbach, SFO" <mrbear37@yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, January 10, 2006 7:52 am
> To: slug@nks.net
>
> Dave,
>
> Which distro are you currently using ? What
> configurations did you have do ? any other little
> details you might want to share there :)
>
> Peace,
>
> Mark
> --- "David R. Meyer" <david@davidmeyer.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I *JUST* bought a new DLink DWL-G650 card. My Cisco
> > Aironet card that
> > had faithfully served me for nearly three years
> > finally gave up the
> > ghost. I am pleased to say that this DWL works. It
> > was, however, a
> > gamble. There was NO mention of Linux on the box.
> > Wasn't on sale, but
> > it was 1/2 the price of the Cisco card was.
> >
> > You can get it online at
> >
> http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=302084&pfp=SEARCH
> >
> > $39.99 after a $20.00 mail-in rebate.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > > -------- Original Message --------
> > > Subject: Re: [SLUG] DLINK DWL-G630 802.11b/g
> > > From: "Mark Banschbach, SFO" <mrbear37@yahoo.com>
> > > Date: Tue, January 10, 2006 7:05 am
> > > To: slug@nks.net
> > >
> > > Richard,
> > >
> > > There is a way to get that done theoretically
> > > through using the "ndiswrapper" and if you
> > Google-it..
> > > you will find some more info about that.
> > Personally,
> > > I would choose another card as the support seems
> > to be
> > > scarce in this area.
> > >
> > > Just a though..
> > >
> > > Peace !
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> > > --- petetheisen <petetheisen@verizon.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Richard Smoot wrote:
> > > > > My wife's laptop is a Dell Latitude Pentium
> > III
> > > > 500MHZ with 256 Megs of ram.
> > > > > She is running SUSE 10.0. She wants to be able
> > to
> > > > use it when she travels.
> > > > > Are any of you using the DWL-G630 wireless PC
> > > > card?
> > > > > Both Circuit City and CompUSA have them on
> > sale
> > > > for $29.99 after rebate.
> > > > > Is this card good in Linux?
> > > >
> > > > Hi Richard!
> > > >
> > > > Compatability with Linux comes and goes with
> > D-Link.
> > > > I am using a
> > > > DWL-G650, my understanding is that the current
> > 630
> > > > does *not* work. A
> > > > year and a half ago it did work with some
> > distros
> > > > but then they changed it.
> > > >
> > > > It is the same with the DWL-G650. I have the
> > older
> > > > one, then they went
> > > > to a different (probably cheaper) chip. One
> > works,
> > > > the other sort-of
> > > > works. It was a bugger to set up, I couldn't do
> > it
> > > > but Eric got it
> > > > working for me.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compatlistcat29-2-1-1.html
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Pete
> > > >
> > >
> >
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