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    The Holy Grail for Linux users.....a USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box”!

    The best pcmcia card I have ever bought that is plug and play with any Linux connection manager with newer kernels than 3.4 on my old rigs is

    The EZ Connect™ N Pro Draft 11n Wireless Cardbus Adapter (SMCWCB-N2) is another cutting edge introduction in 2.4GHz wireless communication for notebook computers. Designed for the home and office, this wireless cardbus adapter provides the speed, coverage and security expected by today’s wireless users. The SMCWCB-N2 is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ for full compliance with the 802.11n draft v2.0 standard, as well as the popular Wireless-G (802.11g) and Wireless-B (802.11b) standards. This next generation Cardbus Adapter utilizes advanced MIMO (Multiple-In, Multiple-Out) technology to deliver incredible speed and range. With wireless speeds up to 300Mbps and up to 11x the coverage, there is enough bandwidth to simultaneously stream video and audio, play online games, transfer large fi les, make VoIP calls and surf the Internet. With security being a key consideration, SMCWCB-N2 supports the latest WPA andWPA2 wireless encryption standards, which prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks and ensure data is secure.
    They are not easy to find since wireless N and pcmcia are not widely made because wirless usb is the fad and norm now a days. Here is picture of one.

    picture link

    I cannot comment on other wireless N pcmcia cards because I only own wireless G in other brands. Which is usually the norm for pcmcia. I just figured if anyone with a pcmcia slot on their laptop might be interested in this response.

    Another nice thing about that card is it's low profile sitting in the slot. On a dual slot pcmcia laptop. One can still have room to install a second card if they wish in the other slot. Like usb, fire-wire, cf & SD card reader. I am pretty experienced in making a older panasonic CF-48 or IBM T-23 still be functional in today's modern internet world.

    I'm not a breadline dude. Just a tinkerer.
    Posted 08-01-2017 at 08:35 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    The Holy Grail for Linux users.....a USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box”!

    This has worked well for me. The installation CD is for Windows and not used for Linux. I simply unplugged my Ethernet line and started up my computer with the WiFi dongle in the USB port. After I logged in, I clicked on my WiFi icon and selected my network. I then put in my password; and I was in. The speed of the connection was not noticeably slower than the hard wired connection. I rebooted the computer to see if I would have to go through the process again; but I didn't have to do anything. I just clicked on Chrome, and I was connected. Thanks again to beachboy2 for sticking with me over several posts.
    Posted 07-27-2017 at 04:02 PM by LesBarrett LesBarrett is offline
    Updated 07-28-2017 at 01:27 AM by LesBarrett
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    Installing WordPress on a Linux (LAMP) Server

    Useful WordPress Plugins: wordfence

    Good Job!
    Posted 03-16-2017 at 11:26 AM by Habitual Habitual is offline
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    Linux Made Simple-A FREE Guide for Beginners

    Thanks for this beachboy. I will be borrowing/stealing/using your blog post links on a Windows/Mac forum I moderate at.

    If it helps convert 1 computer user from the dark side.
    It will be worth the effort.
    Posted 02-13-2017 at 06:49 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro


    You are correct.

    I must admit that I was assuming that most people now use ext4.

    I have modified the blog accordingly.

    Posted 07-15-2016 at 01:37 PM by beachboy2 beachboy2 is offline
    Updated 07-15-2016 at 01:52 PM by beachboy2
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    Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro


    Yes, the home partition and settings such as single click, bookmarks, Documents, Pictures etc are all saved.
    Posted 07-15-2016 at 01:36 PM by beachboy2 beachboy2 is offline
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    Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro

    This is all sound advice, and thanks for the contribution.

    I have one little warning to add. If you follow this:
    For sda3 (existing home partition):

    It is essential to make some changes. Do NOT ignore it, otherwise your home partition will not be preserved.

    Highlight the partition, click on Change, select Leave the size the same, select Use as: ext4, do NOT click on the box for Format the partition. Leave the format box empty.
    it will work just fine - if your /home partition is already formatted as ext4.

    However, if your /home partition is ext3, selecting Use as: ext4 will format the partition. The only way to prevent the formatting from happening is to chose the same format as the existing format.
    Posted 07-13-2016 at 10:22 AM by TxLonghorn TxLonghorn is offline
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    Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro


    So if I'm understanding you correctly, then it is possible to save your settings from your previous installation without having to manually install the previous settings.
    Posted 07-13-2016 at 09:27 AM by nobahn nobahn is offline
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    siduction tips for beginners!

    Why run Siduction when you can just run Debian Sid with a KDE desktop?
    Posted 05-25-2015 at 04:20 PM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline


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