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you can't use .exe files in linux bro, if you have access to the net via your laptop then linux should work as well. What model of linksys do you have? Is it the Cable/DSL models or is it dsl specific?
*note* I took a look at linksys's web site and there appears to be no Dsl only routers.. in that case it should be a matter of software configs... and the .exe setup files should not matter.
Linksys WRT54G is the model I have..... I have never done anything in Linux before... so if someon could baby step me through the process, that would be great. )
Another weird thing though. I am able to use this laptop wirelessly through my linksys wrt54g, through my linux system. Even if my desktop is off, I can still use my internet connection through my laptop. So, linux should see my linksys router I am sure. Correct?
My phone cord is connected to my Verizon dsl box, next I have a ethernet cable going from my Verizon box to my Linksys WRT54G broadband router. Then, another ethernet cable going from my router to my desktop. It all worked perfect in Windows.
My laptop has a Linksys WPC54G notebook adapter (for wireless connection). WEP is enabled, and like I said, the internet connection works excellent on my laptop.
The only problem I have right now is getting my desktop to use the DSL as well. )
Thanks for your attention in my desperate situation. )
Yea, if you open a console window and su (type in root password) and then type in lspci it should spit out something like this...
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1a)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1a)
00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 20)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 05)
00:0d.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 05)
00:0f.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 02)
00:0f.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15BR [GeForce2 Ultra, Bladerunner] (rev a4)
That's from my main box, we're looking for something that says Ethernet controller... I want to make sure your box at least can see the physical card sitting in the slot. If it does we'll deal with drivers etc.. after we confirm that.