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Old 02-13-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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Wireless USB adapter & Ubuntu

I have two problems concerning using a wireless network
connection - USB adapter. I installes Ubuntu Linex
version 5.10 without the USB adapter connected. As
such, no network was available at install time. The
machine is an old IBM ThinkPad - Pentium II - 300 MHz.

1. Now that I have connected the USB adapter, the OS
does recognize that I have an USB network adapter
installed. I still cant get a network connection.

2. Is there an update of the WAP and WEP protocols.
I really want to use WAP because I heard that there
were security concerns with WEP
Old 02-13-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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Never gone the wireless route myself but i see countless posts here about getting a wifi network up and running, then general consensus is that wifi driver support for linux sucks, and that you will need ndiswrapper - which is a linux wrapper for windows drivers


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