I used ndiswrappers to get my wireless lan card working (linksys)  and
it worked great. It requires the windows drivers and wraps them for
use on Windows.

ndiswrappers is actually pretty straightforward to install and use.
Most news distros come with a version, but its worth getting the
latest for more support. I was mostly new to Linux, and got it going-
my only hickup was that I needed to run a dhcp client program (don't
know which) to grab the ip from my router.

Now if someone can tell me how to get my sound working :)


On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 11:47:48 +0900, Abraham Vionas
<abe_ml / bozemantechmedic.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the encouragement - everyone. :-) I'll stick with it another day
> or so. I'd love it if I had access to a linux group, but I'm in butt-f*ck
> Montana... City of Bozeman, which only has a population of 30,000 and it
> seems the only groups I know of are for addicts of various sorts.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hans Fugal [mailto:hans / fugal.net]
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 3:43 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: *sigh* Anyone having wireless working on a linux machine?
> 
> They're right, it's off-topic. But there's likely a local linux user's
> group in your area that would be more than happy to help you out. If
> configuring your wireless card is the only issue, then you're almost
> there and I wouldn't give up quite yet.
> 
> Abraham Vionas wrote:
> > I've tried something like eight different distributions and the best I've
> > had yet was with Suse 9.1.and even then it only correctly detected my
> > builtin wireless, for some reason it didn't correctly configure it.  I'm
> > close to giving up on Linux again for another year or two, but I thought
> I'd
> > ask and see if anyone else has successfully overcome this challenge
> already
> > and what kind of advice they'd be willing to provide. The problem seems to
> > be that regardless what distro I use I'll have to do some manual settings,
> > and since I'm a noob the best distro would be the one with the least
> amount
> > of learning curve. I know some of you are BSD fans so I tried FreeBSD but
> > couldn't get it to even install. : -(
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards, Abe
> >
> >
> 
>