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    [QUOTE=VirgoMale8;960508]Hey again! Will a Dell c600 wireless NIC adapter work with my Linux distro?

    I also ordered - 256MB Memory RAM for Dell Latitude C500, C600, C800, CPt S450ST, CPt V466GT 144pin PC100 100MHz SDRAM SO-DIMM Black Diamond Memory Module Upgrade from amazon to help with the swap partition demand problem.

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    Hey again! Will a Dell c600 wireless NIC adapter work with my Linux distro?

    I ordered: Broadcom 4318 BG Mini PCI WIFI Wireless WLAN Card 802.11b/g 54Mbps BCM4318 ISM at Amazon.com
    Yes. b43 - Linux Wireless

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    Thanks. I just bought a Dell Latitude d510 from my downstairs neighbor for 7 bucks. I ordered an AC adapter to see if it powers up. The machine has a Netgear WPN511 wireless PC card. If it works I plan to install my Mandriva linux 2010.2 on it as well...

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    The NETGEAR WG511NA Wireless G Pc Card works just fine.


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    An Eastern Seaboard mentality, roky. They don't even know they're being rude!

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    Glad it's workin' for ya. Long live dumpster laptops!

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    Cool Re: Rescued Dell latitude

    Thanks. I'm going to upgrade the RAM to 512mb, install a refurb 60 gig hd, add another pcmcia card with two more usb ports and move the os to ubuntu 14.04.

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    Here's the machine as it is now...

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    Good work. I have a Dell D630 that is 9 years old now, running enterprise Linux (Scientific Linux 6.5 - a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux). I had to go to the wireless.kernel.org site to find the driver and firmware for it (also a B43 as I recall), but it works great! Bluetooth worked out-of-the-box without problems. Fortunately, it is a 64-bit dual core w/ 4GB RAM and a large sata drive, so it will handle any current software without much difficulty.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I have maxed out my RAM at 512Mb and only have a 750Mhz processor. The latest 32bit distros want 1GB RAM. The best distro for my machine is LinuxLite. It's fast as u know what!


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