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Old 04-17-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Can't get Internet on linux computer PLZ HELP!!!!

Hey guys i really need help i am getting quite frustrated. Here is the problem i bought a desktop computer on eBay to surf the net and listen to music for my room. I have a wireless router down stairs and i was looking at usb adapters for a internet connection bought one today and didn't realize it was not compatible with a Linux computer. Is there any way to get internet for my rooms could someone tell me the easiest cheapest way to do it i am new with the Linux os system. Thanks for your help in advance


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Old 04-17-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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There's a good chance you can get the new adapter to work, if you drop some info like --> Which Linux distribution?, which adapter, router?
Old 04-17-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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If you have a network card in the computer you can just purchase a wireless bridge. I use a Netgear ME101 (which you may not be able to find anymore.)

It works just like the wireless usb adapter but plugs into your network card.
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Originally Posted by Junior Hacker
There's a good chance you can get the new adapter to work, if you drop some info like --> Which Linux distribution?, which adapter, router?
i know the usb adapter i have is a zonet zew2502 and my wireless router is a D-Link DI514 but im not sure what Linux distribution it is how do i tell? on the cd it came with it says PCLinuxOS 07 not sure if that might be it

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Old 04-17-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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I have a USB wireless adapter, it looks like a USB Flash drive and has about the same effective wireless range.

I tried using it in a PC, and the PC was showing 100% signal strength from the Wireless access point.
The wireless Access point was showing ZERO wireless clients in the area.
The transmit signal from that USB wireless thing was so weak it couldn't reach the WAP downstairs from the PC in the upstairs office.

I think the suggestion of using an external wireless bridge with an existing internal Wired NIC is the Easiest solution to get working.

If you don't wish to go that route, do some research to find a compatible Internal Wireless card for your PC then go buy it..


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