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Old 01-02-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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need help with Belkin 54g Wireless router and network card

i have a belkin 54g wireless router and network card and i don't know how to install them. I have a DSL modem and all the software that comes with the router but i'm running fedora core 3 and don't know what to do.
I want to put the network card in this computer and connect the router to a new computer i'm getting, which will be a linux machine also. I just don't know how to set them up in linux
I'm no expert in linux so any help would be very apreciated
Old 01-02-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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You don't really connect the router directly to any computer - it acts as a traffic director between all the computers on your network and between those computers and the internet. Your new computer will need to have some sort of network card as well to connect to the router. Setting up the router in Linux is does the same way as with Windows - just by logging into it with a web browser. Usually you just put it's default address ( into the web browser address bar and then you get in and configure it. Many wireless cards have drivers available for linux - sometimes directly from the manufacturer, sometimes from your linux distro, or sometimes from the open source community. If there is no driver available then you can still use your Windows drivers with a little piece of software called ndiswrapper.
Old 01-02-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply.
I have both the router and the network card. The network card is going into this computer so i can move it to a different room and the router has 4 ethernet cord slots that's labeled "connections to computers", so i'll hook that to my new computer (which will sit right next to the DSL modem and router).

my problem is the software to configure everything only works in windows (i tried wine too) and i don't know what i should do once i put in the wireless network card because it doesn't list my card in the "Network configuration" window when i try to set up a wireless internet connection.

sorry for any confusion and thanks again


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