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Gueron 10-06-2005 01:04 PM

Linux Newbie: Would like a suggestion for wireless card for Linux Fedora Core 3.
I need a suggestion as to a wireless card to use on my Linux Fedora Core 3, notebook.

The notebook is a refurbished Dell 3700 (Pentium III, 500 MHz, 256M Ram, 20Gb Hard drive).

I had purchased a D-Link DWL-G630 card (it was inexpensive, I actually use Linksys at home). Unfortunately, when searching the forums, the suggestions to set the drivers doesn't seem very easy (to me), and I am not following the terminology very well. Examples: I am not sure how to "Mount" a Windows CD, I have very little knowledge of what essid and ndiswrapper are.

Currently I have a wired LAN/MODEM card plugged into one of the slots, and I am not sure if I have to unplug that to use a wireless card.

My question is "Is there a card that is available on the open market (BEST BUY : WALMART : COMPUSA) that would be easy to install, have the appropriate drivers, and not be too expensive? ($80.00+ would fall into this range, $60.00 > would be better.)

I may just be fearful because of my inexperience (Maybe only three weeks -- limited usage). Is it possible, given that, to easily configure the DWL-G630 for Linux Fedora 3?

Does Linux require specific drivers for each type of Linux, or are the drivers more or less compatible across the various releases (Fedora, Mandriva, Knoppix)?



scuffell 10-06-2005 03:15 PM

You can configure your D-Link card with ndiswrapper, just follow the instructions at

and then specific instructions for your D-Link card here

I'm pretty sure the linuxquestions wiki can help you with terms like mount; if not, try for a more detailed definition of basically anything under the sun

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