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hello all , first of all yes im a NEWBI, so sorry if my questions sound bad,..
ok now to my point,. im great runing and doing stuff on xp.
but i have been looking at trying LINUX but i dont want to take windows xp off yet. ...so i am downloading Ubuntu 6.10
i guess my question is will my wifi pci card work? linksys wmp54g., and all that stuff. thanks
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Check under the HCL section here located at the top and to the right. More than likely it will work using the ndiswrapper module with Windows inf driver to interface with it. Search here for ndiswrapper and ubuntu to learn much about it.
Your version of wmp56g may have a different chipset than earlier versions. One Linksys mode had 3 different chips in its lifefime.
If you need to use ndiswrapper, make sure that the windows ndis driver you use is for the right architecture. If you are running on an Amd64 (x86_64) processor and running a 64 bit distro, make sure you download a 64 bit ndis driver. A 32 bit driver won't work.
This site has a wireless section in it's wiki. If you end up using ndiswrapper, there also is an ndiswrapper wiki you can google for.