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kibitzer
post Aug 5 2004, 03:06 PM
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Hello, i am very new to linux (i installed it today) and i have mandrake 10.0. i have a WRT54G linksys wireless router hooked up to a cable line, and i am wondering if there is anyway i can use that to get internet access to my computer with linux. It says under requirements windows, so if i cant use my current router, what do i have to do to get an internet connection to the linux computer.
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post Aug 5 2004, 05:00 PM
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The router will work with linux.
Are you using a wireless connection or cable to connect the PC to the router?
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post Aug 5 2004, 06:42 PM
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i am using a wireless connection. the computer is on a different floor so i dont have the luxury of using cables. i assumed all i would have to do is reinstall with the disc i was given with the wireless pci adapter. when i put the disc in an icon comes on the screen that says CD-Rom. I open it and try to run the exe, but it says which program should i open it with. i assumed it was some sort of compatibility error, so i came here. thanks for the response
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post Aug 5 2004, 09:24 PM
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Your correct windows setup files will not work with linux. What is the model number of the wireless PCI card? I do not any experience with wireless but here is a couple of links that might help.

http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/index...ml#Instructions
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
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post Aug 5 2004, 09:30 PM
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the pci card is WM54G
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post Aug 6 2004, 06:47 PM
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The second link of my previous post appear to be the correct approach. I do not run a wireless network so no experience but I will provide assistance.
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