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I installed PCLinux Minime on my new computer last night (because, for unknown reasons, the normal PCLOS liveCD will not run on it or on my old computer), and noticed that setting up a wireless network is extremely easy in it. So easy, in fact, that I'm not quite sure what happened or if I was responsible for any of it. The only thing I'm sure I did was to type this in a console:
ndiswrapper -i [my network adapter's .inf file, taken from the CD] (If someone tells you not to use the drivers on the CD, ignore them. I do it all the time.)
(PCLOS claims to have an alternative ndis driver for my equipment, but I stuck with the one on the CD.)
In the wireless network setup (whatever it was called) in the control center, I got an error message about there being no device for the driver. But some other configuration window I forget which one (I am typing this from my usual distro, not PCLOS) indicated that my wireless network was activated, which was proven correct by my being able to use the internet.
I was startled. I think once I installed my ndis driver, PCLOS figured out the other settings by itself. It was the easiest wireless network setup I've ever seen, certainly easier than that in MEPIS 7.
My equipment is a Linksys model WUSB54G.
I am new to Linux using PCLOS on an old Toshiba laptop. I am unable to connect wireless but I am able to connect via hardline to my router. Could someone give me some idea what I need to do to be able to connect wireless? I have a WRT310N Linksys router.