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Hello all, I am new to these forums, and here is my delima I recently purchased a new laptop it is a Averatec 7170 AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 it ...
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    <SOLVED > Built in Wireless Adapter


    Hello all,

    I am new to these forums, and here is my delima

    I recently purchased a new laptop


    it is a Averatec 7170
    AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50
    it has 1 gig ram
    100 gig sata drive
    nvidia go 6100 video card
    a ralink MiniPCI wireless card that is 802.11 b/g built in and I have yet to find out if it is compatible with linux.

    I have had no luck in finding out what chipset it uses and also what model it is from ralink so that i can further dig into it.

    any help with this would be greatly appreciated


    regards

    BigBreese

    edit - 7/23/06

    I finally figured out what I have it is a ralink rt6x wireless Lan card
    Last edited by bigbreese; 07-23-2006 at 10:33 PM. Reason: <SOLVED>

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    Even if there are available drivers you will find a lot of people use ndiswrapper to use the windows drivers.

    There is also a page for ralink based devices. I would suspect these drivers have already made their way into some of the major distros.Ralink on linux

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