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Old 01-06-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Exclamation will d-link wireless-g USB work on old laptop running Zenwalk?

I have an old IBM 600E PII laptop that I had in my closet from years ago and brought it out because my grandfather would like to use it while on vacation for e-mailing and such. There was a version of Win NT on it but as with most windows systems, from years of use it was nothing but corrupt and pretty much inoperable, so I decided to install the Zenwalk distro on it as it seemed most fit to operate best on such an old system. My question is if I can use for example a d-link wireless-g USB adapter for this computer with that installed distro? Would it maybe be better to install a wireless card instead? Any input would be much appreciated.

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Thanks to evIl gaITS, iWnDOES is totally useless for penguin world. (greedy company friendly.)

It depends on the chip you want to use, if ahteros, read

D-link usually uses several differnt chip under same name. If other chips, find some other source (HCL and network forum)

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