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Old 09-03-2005, 09:09 PM   #1
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Linux lap-top internet problems....


ok so here is the deal, i have recently joined the "linux family", or as you call it...a linux n00b, as it was so lovingly introduced to me. Well i put linux on my laptop and my laptop doesnt recognize that i have a wireless lan, so therefore i cant connect to the internet. My laptop is from alittle known computer manufacturer, Geonote. i dont know if any of you have heard of that (but knowing this group, you probably have) so does any one have an suggestions?? thanks for you help
 
Old 09-03-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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The manufacturer of your laptop is of little importance. What matters most is the make/model and chipset of your wireless card If you don't know if and can't look it up, try posting the results of /sbin/lspci here. Also, pleae say what distro and version you are using.

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Old 09-03-2005, 10:39 PM   #3
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Finally some one who isnt a jerk about this, sorry i have had bad experiences with some help forums that were very insulting my intellegence. Im useing Suse linux 9.3 Pro. ok,Im using a wireless USB adapter for my computer, as opposed to a wirless card...so i dont know if that changes everything but its Linksys Wirelessnetwork adaptor Model Number:WUSB11 ver. 2.8
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:04 PM   #4
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I found this page, which is a bit old but looks like it may have some information that may be of use to you -- the info is version 2.5 but with a little luck maybe version 2.8 works too. I suggest you check the www.linux-wlan.org page linked from this site. I've never worked with one of these devices, so hopefully someone with some experience with them can givre you some additional help.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:18 PM   #5
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thanks alot man, this will hopefully help alot
 
Old 09-04-2005, 06:19 AM   #6
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I don't know if ndiswrapper would be applicable in this case, but it is certainly worth investigating as well.
 
  


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