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Can someone help me? I'm am using a Dynex Wireless Card on DSL and it is detecting itbut not using it as a Wi-Fi card. Thank God you can connect ...
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    [SOLVED] Dynex Wireless Card using DSL


    Can someone help me? I'm am using a Dynex Wireless Card on DSL and it is detecting itbut not using it as a Wi-Fi card. Thank God you can connect it to an ethernet cord and use it that way but I like to use my Wi-Fi router.

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    Is it a PCMCIA card? If so, post the output of this command.
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    lspci
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    Its detecting it...as an Ethernet Card. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weatherkid View Post
    Its detecting it...as an Ethernet Card. Any ideas?
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    Is it a PCMCIA card? If so, post the output of this command.
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    lspci
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    Here is what is shows up as on LSPCI

    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconducter RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

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    That's not a wireless card. Post the entire output of lspci, if you can.
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    Here is the lspci output

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    0:00.0 Host Bridge: Intel Coprperation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443X/ZX/DX Host bridge (AGP disabled) (rev 03)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 8237AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
    00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies F69000 HiQVideo (rev 64)
    00:11.0 CardBus Bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
    00:11.1 CardBus Bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconducter Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    I think I know the problem-its that It is a Wi-Fi/Ethernet Card. I am using it as Ethernet but I fired lspci at the computer when I wasn't plugged in and there wasn't a difference so maybe it just isn't dectecting Wi-Fi capabilities.

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    The chip info in lspci is strictly for a wired NIC.

    The OS has to be able to detect a NIC with wifi capabilities.

    1) Do you have make/model for this card from the box/packaging?
    2) Is this a PCI card? Pcmcia? In a desktop or laptop?
    3) What does lspci show when the wired NIC isn't plugged in? (You said it changed...) Copy/paste with and without the NIC plugged in.

    If it is some kind of combo card, it may be that it can't use both connections at the same time?

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    Even when I have Ethernet unplugged it still doesn't detect it as an Wi-Fi card. Maybe I need to upgrade NDISwrapper?

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    No - lspci is returning the list of devices on the PCI bus - no drivers are involved.

    From the lspci output, the card has no wireless capability.

    Example output of a system with wireless and wired NIC's:

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    02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

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