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Old 02-14-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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new to linux


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
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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thanks alot ...and i just found all the info out too before i read your reply thanks again
 
Old 02-14-2007, 07:48 PM   #4
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Glad to see you are on your way.

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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Make sure that you check out these commands

sudo /sbin/lspci -v

sudo /sbin/lspci -n

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.

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:19 AM   #6
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check this for compatibility. i have a belkin wireless receiver that i haven't tried yet but it says they are compatible. i hear its quite involved to set wireless G up with linux.
 
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lol-forgot the URL

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/
 
  


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