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Old 08-21-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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LINUX(SUSE)Compatible Laptop Network Card

I am running SUSE 9.2 Professional on my Toshiba Satellite 1800 laptop.

SUSE is working well, although I had to completely remove Windows XP before SUSE would begin to work.

I can not find a wirelless network card which will work with LINUX.

Could anyone please give me some suggestions.

Old 08-21-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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Here is a site that I always keep handy....

At the bottom there is a show all link that will bring up a huge list of wireless cards. Find a brand with the right interface for you (cardbus, PCMCIA, or USB probably) and see if it supported at all. Beware though, as wireless cards seem to have a habbit of changing the chipsets without changing the model numbers (in fact, the last time I looked at a wireless adapter, it said that right on the box), so the info on the page may not be entirely accurate.

A friend of mine got an external wireless adapter for a PS2 or XBOX that you set up on a windows machine, then it would work on anything with a working ethernet port. It was supposed to be an easy solution for using wireless with linux, but I don't think he has gotten around to trying it yet, so I can't tell you if it worked or not.


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