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Old 06-12-2014, 01:38 AM   #1
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Please Help: Need Airlink 101 driver download command for Linux Mint 9


Hello Everyone:
I'm a newbie here in Linux forums and i was wondering if anyone could help me: I just bought an Airlink 101 AWLC-3026 PCMCIA card and I was just wondering do you guys know any driver downloads for this in Linux Mint 9? I know I'm using a very old distro but I'm very comfy with it so if anybody knows any driver download command that I can use in the terminal to make this PCMCIA wi-fi card run, i would really appreciate it...Thank you in advance for your answer.
 
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You can't get the updates necessary to run your system. But if you must maybe mint has some old archives that you can download from.
 
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mint 9 is 8 versions Out Of Date
the current is Mint 17

please do a new install with a supported operating system
 
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Hello Everyone:
I'm a newbie here in Linux forums and i was wondering if anyone could help me: I just bought an Airlink 101 AWLC-3026 PCMCIA card and I was just wondering do you guys know any driver downloads for this in Linux Mint 9? I know I'm using a very old distro but I'm very comfy with it so if anybody knows any driver download command that I can use in the terminal to make this PCMCIA wi-fi card run, i would really appreciate it...Thank you in advance for your answer.
I'm with John VV on this. What you're asking is very much like saying "I've got Windows 95, and I'm comfortable with it. But it doesn't support my new hardware, where can I get a driver?" You obviously WOULDN'T, because Win95 isn't supported, and drivers aren't written for it. This is no different...you're 8 MAJOR versions behind, not to mention the countless patches/bugfixes/security updates between then and now.

If you have new hardware, it's not supported by an old OS; to use the Windows analogy, do you think that you could even INSTALL Win95 on a modern computer? It wouldn't recognize most of the hardware. Trying to shoehorn it in because you're 'comfy' will do two things:
  • Waste a HUGE amount of your time trying to get it going.
  • IF you can even manage to do it, (which isn't likely), it will then cause your old system to be unstable
 
  


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