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    Default Compaq nx6115 with Bcm4318

    Hi guys
    I'm Enrique from Argentina
    I've registered in the forum to ask a dumb question.
    Yes, I've read wikis, forum posts, other websites, etc. until I decided to post here

    I've discovered (with my GF's notebook) there's a wifi connection (protected) near my apt. It is an oldie compaq nx6115, which has a Broadcom 802.11b/g Wlan adapter with the BCM4318 chipset.

    I've an old BT liveCD, but didn't work. All wireless software I run gave me errors about wireless adapter not found.
    However, I've read that getting and using BT3 should go fine with this chipset, right? I'm getting/burning it anyway

    My questions are:

    1. Will I need to patch the kernel, recompile drivers, and do complicated stuff with the chipset/config I have in this notebook?

    2. Is there any wiki, url, post or tut so I know the commands (for the wireless nic) I should type once BT3 has booted?

    3. How do I know (using BT3) if the wlan is protected with wpa or wep? and which sw to use in each case?

    4. As I'm a very newbie linux user, I guess I'll need a dictionary for "asking" the passphrase to the air, right? If so, is there any tuto about how to build a spanish dictionary, where to get and save it, etc.?

    5. my Desktop PC doesn't have wifi, so which one of these nics would you buy for best performance, tweaking, overclocking , etc.?

    wireless DOT mercadolibre DOT com DOT ar/placas-red-usb/_OrderId_BIDS_ItemTypeID_N

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Hope your help...

    PS: linuxwireless.org states that Linux 2.6.26 removes the bcm43xx driver, right? but BT3 isn't updated to 2.6.26, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabeza View Post
    Hi guys
    I'm Enrique from Argentina
    I've registered in the forum to ask a dumb question.
    Yes, I've read wikis, forum posts, other websites, etc. until I decided to post here

    I've discovered (with my GF's notebook) there's a wifi connection (protected) near my apt. It is an oldie compaq nx6115, which has a Broadcom 802.11b/g Wlan adapter with the BCM4318 chipset.

    I've an old BT liveCD, but didn't work. All wireless software I run gave me errors about wireless adapter not found.
    However, I've read that getting and using BT3 should go fine with this chipset, right? I'm getting/burning it anyway

    My questions are:

    1. Will I need to patch the kernel, recompile drivers, and do complicated stuff with the chipset/config I have in this notebook?

    2. Is there any wiki, url, post or tut so I know the commands (for the wireless nic) I should type once BT3 has booted?

    3. How do I know (using BT3) if the wlan is protected with wpa or wep? and which sw to use in each case?

    4. As I'm a very newbie linux user, I guess I'll need a dictionary for "asking" the passphrase to the air, right? If so, is there any tuto about how to build a spanish dictionary, where to get and save it, etc.?

    5. my Desktop PC doesn't have wifi, so which one of these nics would you buy for best performance, tweaking, overclocking , etc.?

    wireless DOT mercadolibre DOT com DOT ar/placas-red-usb/_OrderId_BIDS_ItemTypeID_N

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Hope your help...

    PS: linuxwireless.org states that Linux 2.6.26 removes the bcm43xx driver, right? but BT3 isn't updated to 2.6.26, right?
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    We don't support stealing your neighbors wifi.

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