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Old 04-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Airlink 101 Wireless N and linux compatibility


I am running a wireless environment with windows xp/vista/and 7... they are so incompatible it takes more time to fix things than actually getting anything done. On all machines Firefox/thunderbird and openoffice is running instead of the ms applications.

I am about to switch to one of the linux environments (ubuntu et al) and want to know which is the best installation of linux running over an (802.11/n) Airlink101 Wireless router and usb adapters. I will still need to run one pc running xp professional and one vista. all else will become linux.
any information or tips to do this best is greatly appreciated.
thanks
 
Old 04-23-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Make sure your Windows XP, Vista and 7 are updated and have the correct drivers. If you have the usb adapters make sure you installed the drivers that came with the cd's. Also if your are thinking of using ubuntu linux you can download the drivers that come for linux either at the Airlink web site (by looking for the name and model number of the adapter) or somewhere in the Internet. :P
Also, Ubuntu has many usb adapter drivers laying around that are compatible with linux and is sure enough to work.

I hope I was helpful.
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #3
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which linux is preferable?

thanks for the tips. do or have you ever used the airlink equipment with any of the linux versions? do you have any preference for linux? ubuntu, fedora, debian, centos, mint? Have you ever used wine or backtrack? anything that you have to add?
thanks again
 
Old 04-24-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
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What is/are the exact model(s) of your wireless adapter(s)? There's a chance that your WNIC(s) is/are supported in the kernel. The router shouldn't be a major problem AFAIK.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #5
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There is no preferred Linux distribution. They are all great operating systems. I mean, it's like saying I prefer chocolate ice cream over vanilla ice cream when they both taste really good.
You can check the link that says Distro Reviews on the top right hand corner of this website and decide for yourself. In my opinion and experience both Ubuntu and Fedora have user-friendly GUI's that are great for starters and so do the other os's. They both have package-managers where you can download the available drivers you need for your adapters.
Wine is good, but in my opinion, I would use it as a last resort. I mean, it's nice 'cause you can use other Windows applications like Word Processor, Power Point, Access, etc. even play games, but if Linux supports and has the drivers for it, why use it?
 
  


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