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Old 01-18-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Can I use a wi-fi adaptor on linpus?


My friend has a Acer Aspire One netbook that runs on linpus.
It has difficulty connecting via the internal wi-fi interface to the BT Homehub (802.11n)

If I were to pick up a wi-fi adaptor such as:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1T2R-USB-Wirel...item3359104286


Where could I find the drivers to make this USB stick work?

What procedure?

Apologies. I am really new to the linux system.

Thanks and Best wishes,
sjc.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Linux is kind of poor when it comes to software to support wireless. If you can't find actual drivers on the OEM's web page and you can't fine actual drivers for the chipset (inside the thing) then the last and maybe best sometimes choice is to try ndiswrapper and use the MS drivers.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Linux is kind of poor when it comes to software to support wireless. If you can't find actual drivers on the OEM's web page and you can't fine actual drivers for the chipset (inside the thing) then the last and maybe best sometimes choice is to try ndiswrapper and use the MS drivers.
Thank you Jefro. The USB wi-fi adaptor that I linked to above has linux drivers on the installation CD. Does this mean it will work with all linux platforms or could I adapt them for linpus. I have sent a question to the seller asking for more info.
Still I am really uncertain as to the process.
ndiswrapper looks interesting. But I'm a little confused.
Thanks again,
sjc.
 
  


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