Linux distros will not connect to my wireless router :(
There's only one thing preventing me from completely making the switch from Lose-dows to Linux: inability to connect my laptop wirelessly.
I'm currently using an old IBM Thinkpad with an Intel Pentium III, 1.13 GHz with 384 megs of RAM. The wireless is through a Belkin USB dongle (model: F5D8053, v3) and a Netgear Duo Wireless-N Router (model: WNDR3300). Let's say, for sake of argument, I'm using Linux Mint Julia. It clearly must recognize the USB dongle, because it can detect all the other networks in the area, including the Netgear. But it won't connect to it, or any of the secured ones.
So what's the deal? It'll connect when connected directly, so it's not the computer. Or is it? All I know is I'll have to wait til I get an LFC interface (LFC=Long F**king Cable) before I want to connect Linux to the net.