dell laptop internal card details (it works)

David Gibson david at
Thu Oct 18 23:12:32 EST 2001

On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 10:23:06PM +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
> All
> So anyway as many people have noticed the recent dell laptops can be ordered
> with an internal wireless card. I have however not seen anything on this list
> as to what it is, how it works, is it supported or whatever, so I thougtht I
> would provide some details.
> The card is a proxim 2 based one (like so many others currently) and appears
> on the pcmcia bridge in a third socket.
> Although dell for soome reason call it mini pci, the card just shows up in
> socket 2 on the pcmcia bridge and thus so long as pcmcia is set up to load the
> correct drivers for the card it works fine.

The card is actually a PCMCIA card and a PCMCIA <-> PCI bridge
packaged into a mini-PCI form factor, hence the name.  At least,
that's what I understand - I haven't actually seen one.

> I loaded up the orinoco drivers with no problems on such a machine just now
> and all is well.

That's good to hear - I'd heard it worked, but hadn't really gotten
direct confirmation.

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