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Old 04-15-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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Linksys on Live CD

I put the Ubuntu CD into my computer to mess around with it.
I was screwing around and saw that Ubuntu recognized my linksys adapter.

I ran the connection wizard and aquired a internet connection on the live cd.

I could google stuff, but anything after that didnt work, the pages just expired.

I installed Ubuntu about a month ago and didnt get a connection. (deleted that ubuntu partition)

was this my because my computer was running vista in the background and I was getting a connection off of that?

I think its important to mention that I did nothing to the adapter, it was just in my usb slot.
Old 04-16-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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No, Vista wasn't running in the background. When you use the Live CD it doesn't even load the contents of the hard drive.

The Live CDs use different kernels than the installed system, so some inconsistencies like that will happen (especially if you use a Live CD for a different version that you install)
Old 04-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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I have one live cd (PCLinuxOS 2007) that will automatically configure the internet through a linksys router or other routers. I do not know if it will configure a modem or not but I think the option is listed there. I just not sure how many soft modem drivers they may have. The other live cd I have will not autoconfigure the internet (Mepis 6.5). I have not tried any other live cds. You have my curiosity, I will start downloading more to check.
Old 04-17-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
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Linux doesn't need to configure the router, or the modem for that matter. That is all handled on a different OSI layer, the OS on the computer just needs to understand TCP/IP.

All the OS needs to do is get the WLAN hardware working, the rest is automatic. Supporting the WLAN hardware is the problem, as most manufacturers still aren't providing Linux drivers or the documentation required to build them.


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