On Sun, 2006-01-29 at 19:02 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
On Sunday 29 Jan 2006 15:59, Neil Cherry wrote:
> If your using the ipw2200 then you've got an Intel mini-PCI card
> in your Acer.
Apologies - you're right. The wireless connection is Intel, the cabled
connection is Broadcom.
> My laptop has a broadcom chip (can't use the ipw2200
> care because it's an AMD, grr)
Really? The ipw2200 driver doesn't work on AMD? I hadn't heard that.
very confused discussion.
ip2100/2200 is Intel Centrino chipset. Can't possibly get it or use it
on AMD chipsets.
Broadcom makes everything difficult for Linux users since they
absolutely provide no help for open source drivers.
Their ethernet hardware is usable with later 2.4 and most all the 2.6
kernels but their wireless is still not incorporated into the kernel.
Best to stay away from laptops with built-in Broadcom wireless.