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Old 09-25-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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Version of Linux that works with Wireless easily


Is there a version of Linux that works with wireless internet right away without any need for configuration. I have tried to get ndiswrapper to work with Mandrake for a few days now and have had no luck I simply am lost as to what to do. Is there a simple way, I tried to instructions but I can get to the source directory or unzip or something, I am doing something wrong and I can get it right despite having put in many hours of effort. I am wondering if there is any version that works right away with wireless internet without any need for difficult installation. I guess I am just not as computer savy as I thought. Thank you for the time and effort.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
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Please search first.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 05:43 PM   #3
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Although I can't confirm this personally, it looks like the 5.10 version of Ubuntu (official release due out ~ 2005-10-13) may 'just work' with WiFi. There's a pre-release ISO available @ their website.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 06:51 PM   #4
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latest ubuntu or kubuntu had no trouble with my ipw2200 intel wifi thingy. Full auto install & setup..sweeeeeeet.

Debian or Slack or SuSe will all need shades of tweaking to get it right although it's litt;e more than uploading firmware in most cases or maybe a modprobe ipw2200
 
Old 09-28-2005, 06:54 PM   #5
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It is pretty easy, for new stuff go for the newest Linux distribution and you have the best chance it works.

Suse 10 would be my choice, but it doesn't come free
 
Old 09-28-2005, 07:14 PM   #6
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Wireless is a bit fishy with Linux, a lot of chipset manufactures have not made a Linux driver.

What kind of card do you have?
 
  


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