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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
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.
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
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.