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Old 07-01-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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Wireless network cards, recognized out of the box


I have now been through 3 different wireless network cards, and cannot get any of them to run in Knoppix 3.4. I really just want to make the final switch to linux instead of windows, but i cant get an internet connection.

Are there any wireless network cards that are recognized and automaticly configured after its installed?

So far i've tried a Seimans Speedsteam USB adapter, a D-Link PCI wireless adapter, and a Linksys pci wireless adapter with no luck at all.

My laptop has a netgear notebook wireless adapter, and knoppix recognized it the very first time i started the computer with it installed. It worked perfectly, why cant it work on my desktop. Please someone just let me know of any wireless adapters that work right out of the box with no setup required for Knoppix 3.4. Thanx so much.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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According to this message, the wireless card he used worked right of the bat with a knoppix 3.4 install.

http://videl.ics.hawaii.edu/pipermai...ay/002033.html
 
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Thanx, i'll try it out
 
Old 07-02-2004, 10:43 AM   #4
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Any other suggestions??
 
Old 07-02-2004, 11:23 AM   #5
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Have you looked in the LQ Hardware Compatibility List?
There's a handy link for it right at the top of the page. Nice font, tasteful color scheme.
Or, click here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php
 
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http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz

That's the ultimate list, and heck I maintain our HCL.

Atheros cards are supported, but not by default. Prism2 cards are supported by default. PrismGT and PrismDuet are supported by default in 2.6 kernels. Those are the good ones, avoid pretty much everything else. Well... there's Cisco, they work by default, spot on, but they're expensive.

Cheers,

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Old 07-04-2004, 12:21 AM   #7
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thanx everyone, i got a nice Siemans WIreless USB adapter up and running great.
 
  


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