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I am new to the Linux world, know a little UNIX though. Mandrake 9 package. I am trying to add an AIRLINKPLUS NIC to run to a cable modem. I do have a driver supplied by AIRLINK on a floppy. How do I...
1. Install the driver from a floppy.tar file?
2. Make sure my NIC is working?
3. Hook to a 4 port router which is hooked to a cox cable modem. Router and modem are both new LINKSYS. Modem and router are working fine as this post attests.
Can anyone help a Linux newbie?
Yes. I'm sure. The card came with a floppy and on the floppy was a LINUX folder as well as the usual Windows stuff. I also looked at the website and I also did not find a LINUX version but the floppy has a .tar file with a driver in it.
It is an airlink32 bit PCI-BUS 10/100 mps ACPI Fast Ethernet Card
pingswept, looks like I had a bit of good fortune! I found the hardware command center and looked to see if the LINUX had found the card. It had preinstalled a driver! I ran the configuration for the cable which was an option with no user id or password as one would put in for dial up and it it worked ok! I am online now. I would still like to know how to get the better driver in there.