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    Default major trouble with dell, vostro 1500

    hi,
    i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or solutions for my problem.
    i have a dell vostro 1500, with the default wifi device.
    its a broadcom 1395 card. =\ i know it is not very useful, but the comptuer was a gift, so hey... im thankful.
    there is no pcmcia slot, its expresscard only. can i buy the pcmcia unit?
    or is there some type of adapter that i dont know of or something?
    ive tried google and yahoo answers a bunch of times,
    but it seems like as soon as they see me mention backtrack or aircrack,
    or even packet injection, they get all freaked out or something...

    anyway, i would REALLY appreciate any info on this matter.
    much thanks in advance!,
    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutsh07 View Post
    there is no pcmcia slot, its expresscard only. can i buy the pcmcia unit?
    or is there some type of adapter that i dont know of or something?
    Why not simply get an wireless USB card, as I assume that the computer at least has a few of these slots. There are several supported and great USB connectable wireless cards mentioned on the forum so you might want to search around before settling for a specific card. And do make sure to avoid any USB card utilizing an Atheros chipsets as the otherwise great madwifi driver does not support these.
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    i was originally under the impression that b.t. did not support usb adapters, im not sure how this came about. probably the madwifi driver compatibility list or something threw me off.
    thanks for the reply!

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