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Old 04-19-2005, 11:50 PM   #31
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honestly this whole thread is stupid. You're comparing symlinks to the same file. Linux is linux; either the kerne has suppor or it doesn't. Kudzu sucks, but you can uninstall it and replace it on any redhat-based distro. You can run udev and devfs on the same system. Talking about this distribution vs that distribution as being 'more wireless firendly' or 'less wireless firendly' is just absurd. SOme distributions aren't as geared toward compiling source packes need to compile ndiswrapper, others doen't have prepacked versions of some of the wireless utilities, so you have to tuse the standard tar.gz package format. I've posted my opinion in this forum before, but I just don't see anyone posting anything productive at all. No distribution is actually superior to another in terms of hardware or application support. Lets talk about something useful.
Old 04-23-2005, 06:36 PM   #32
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I've got my WUSB54G working with Slackware
Old 06-26-2005, 02:26 PM   #33
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I am a big slackware fan, admittedly it took me 3 hours to get wireless working yesterday thou (i was doing other things too thou)

anyway, I coudnt install from the stable driver release of ndiswrapper, but installing fron CVS gave me happiness give it a try, it cant hurt, especially if your gonna wipe out the distro if it doesnt :P

thats where i found the instructions I used. again, try installing from CVS. so far, the wireless driver is being more cooperative under linux than it was under xp
Old 07-13-2007, 07:13 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by mrGenixus
welcome to linux buddy.
wow! no better way to put it....
Old 07-14-2007, 07:31 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by pysnake
wow! no better way to put it....

Welcome to LQ!

In general, it is considered poor form to dredge up two year old posts just to add commentary. If you have questions, I hope you can get them answered here.
Old 07-14-2007, 02:42 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by mrGenixus
welcome to linux buddy.
Wireless can be a nightmare. It can be difficult finding out what chipset is in what card. Ralink, Atheros, and Prism work well in linux.

Ralink offers linux specific drivers for their products.

Some Broadcom wireless cards can be very problematic. I had great success with Pclos .93 and the infamous 4318. Later attempts with other distros and versions have failed.

I've resorted to buying a Ralink usb wireless card to save the time and headaches.

My only internet is wireless - at home and travelling.

Debian and its off-spring have good wireless support. Pclos and Sabayon are good. Sidux has some nice features for network card configuration and a ndiswrapper tool.

Wlassistant is a must for roaming users. I've never had a problem connecting to hotel wireless systems.
Old 11-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #37
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Cool wireless

The best & easiest manual wireless setup.... is PclinuxoS 2009 hands down. But the best auto setup in my estimation is "Linux Mint"... Not bad is Elive, gOS, OpenGeu and Ubuntu itself.
It can be frustrating getting wireless up & running but doing it on the "live CD" helps as a time saver.


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