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Offline steve51184

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hp omnibook 2100
« on: March 04, 2010, 09:44:10 PM »
hey all i have a very old hp omnibook 2100 and tiny core seems perfect for it but it doesn't have built in wifi so i'll need to get a usb/pcmcia card... are there any you can recommend that will work out of the box or am i going to need specific drivers for any card and again any you recommend?
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Re: hp omnibook 2100
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 11:55:01 PM »
pcmcia: i was using a standard netgear card; with this one, you need the firmware from prism54.org; put the firmware into /lib/firmware/ and rename it isl3886pci; then load wireless extensions, and after that rmmod prism54 in order to remove the default prism driver;

usb: netgear w111 v2 works fine; you just have to modprobe rtl8187 in order for it to work;

usb: belkin wireless g adapter works fine too; you have to use the rt73.bin firmeware (similare procedure as above with  the prism firmware)

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Re: hp omnibook 2100
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 12:12:29 AM »
the netgear wg111 is about £15 GBP and the belkin wireless g adapter i can get for £5 GBP so this seems like the better option

so something like this will work?

newbielink:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120537876044 [nonactive]

also i'd much rather use a usb dongle or pcmcia if you have suggestions :)
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Re: hp omnibook 2100
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 12:42:30 AM »
Double check if the laptop takes both 32-bit and 16-bit or only 16-bit pcmcia cards. There do exist 16-bit pcmcia wireless cards as well, but IIRC only at 11b speeds.
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