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Old 06-07-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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Quick Question


I'm currently a beginner in Linux. I use it from time to time on my Windows XP/Mandrake PC, mainly because I have a networking card that likes to **** Windows, it is impossible for me to get it setup. So I'm looking at better alternatives. (Note this wireless card also has bad reception, so this is another reason).

Since a plain ethernet drive is better supported I decided to go with this and try a Wireless Ethernet Bridge. The one I'm looking at is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124008

From what I've read this is just a plug-n-play situation, and completely operating system independent. It also is said to have a good reception, which will big a major help in my current situation.

I'm looking at Fedora Core 3 (or 4, depending on the time) completely instead of a dual boot. I've used Fedora before and like it over Mandrake/Mandriva.

Will this work? Does anyone think they have a better distro in mind? I'm confident it will work, I just want to check and double check.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: Quick Question

Quote:
Originally posted by charmedlover
How about a Wireless Ethernet Bridge. The one I'm looking at is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124008

From what I've read this is just a plug-n-play situation, and completely operating system independent. It also is said to have a good reception, which will big a major help in my current situation.
I have never used one of these, but since it's a bridge it should look to your machine just like a 10baseT or 100 base T plug on a hub. You will still have to have some sort of ethernet card in the machine you
are hooking up. You will also need a 802.11 <matches the bridge> wireless hub.

The question about will distribution X support the bridge, really the problem you have is will the distribution you choose support the ethernet card you put in the machine, I don't think you will
have a problem there.

Should work just fine... in the 1 out 10,000 chance it doesn't just be sure to buy your bridge someplace you can take it back...

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Old 06-07-2005, 06:54 PM   #3
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I have a wireless router and all that already. I know that I'll need a ethernet card, but that is much easier to find (for Linux) and purchase. Finding a good, affordable wireless card that will work out of the box is impossible.

I'm pretty sure that this will all work. I just need to purchase everything
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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The bridge is OS independent - I use one on my XBox to connect for XBox Live.....
 
Old 06-08-2005, 06:18 AM   #5
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That's reassuring. I could probably use one for my XBox too
 
  


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