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    Which USB wireless card?

    Please tell me all about your USB wireless card and how easy it was to set up.

    Going on a trip and I want to take the old laptop, you know the one, no built-in wireless?

    A little help here, can't afford a new l'top.

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    I really didn't have much luck with my USB wireless Dongle in Linux. I really wouldn't recommend trying cause it wouldn't of been worth all the effort I put into it even if I got it working.

    If you can stomach Windows for the trip it will work fine.

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    winders?

    I don't have windows

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    Great Link

    w...H....

    Thank you sir, I will use that to find a good USB wireless thingy and also for the install.

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    I've had much success with D-link's usb dongles on ndiswrapper. Pretty straight-forward install. Just follow the readme included

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    I hope you are right

    P...L....,
    Thanx, I am not to sure about ndis, I will be playing with it. and I have yet to see my usbwireless card mentioned anywhere.

    Have you seen any tutorals on ndiswrapper?

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    Re: I hope you are right

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error
    P...L....,
    Thanx, I am not to sure about ndis, I will be playing with it. and I have yet to see my usbwireless card mentioned anywhere.

    Have you seen any tutorals on ndiswrapper?

    Glad to see this site is still around: Link


    Check out the Networking forum at that link. Hope this helps!
    Steve

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    good links

    Well now I know that my usbwireless thingy will work with Linux.
    http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz

    Guess its up to me to finger out how to do it.
    Thnx for the help and be sure to stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this epic struggle.

    Maybe I could ship it to snct and let HIM finger it out? All in favor raise their hand.

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    Re: good links

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error
    Well now I know that my usbwireless thingy will work with Linux.
    http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz

    Guess its up to me to finger out how to do it.
    Thnx for the help and be sure to stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this epic struggle.

    Maybe I could ship it to snct and let HIM finger it out? All in favor raise their hand.
    Alright... Rule #1: Don't compute angry.

    Let's try this... If I recall correctly, you tried using this USB wireless thingy AFTER you installed Linux. The thing is... If your Linux distro has a good install script, it 'configured' your system accoring to what it saw at the time of installation. What this means is that: your current system doesn't really 'know' anything about how to use the USB wireless card. Given this, I'd suggest reinstalling your distro (after a backup, if you stand to loose any files you created), while the USB wireless card is plugged in. In theory; the install script will see the USB wireless, and 'configure' it for your system.

    If that doesn't work, You'll need to find a different distro that will work with your USB wireless card . Bummer, I know. But, short of being a Linux configuration guru/wizard/know-it-all, these are the options you're lookin' at. Hope this helps put ya in the right direction my friend :mrgreen: . Peace out 8) .
    Steve

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