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    Question wireless pcmcia


    I am running an older laptop,a toshiba 320 ct. I Am trying to get my linksys wpc11 card to install. I have followed all the howtos I can find.

    1) is the wlan sopose to show up in the network configurator?
    2)Does 7.3 have better support for wireless?
    3)Is there a distro that will auto install it during the install of the os?

    Any help??????????
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    first you should read a little about linux, at the very first the manual that came with your distro. if you downloaded or got the files on a pc magazine´s cdrom, you´ll need to buy a book (actually this is what you pay for when you "buy" linux.). Get one for your specific distro first, later you can go on with distro-independent stuff.

    you should never need any howto´s if you only want to configure a simple network...

    1) is the wlan sopose to show up in the network configurator?
    there is no network configurator in linux. what specific program/tool do you talk about?
    2)Does 7.3 have better support for wireless?
    Redhat 7.3? SuSE 7.3? Mandrake 7.3? Turbo 7.3? Debian 7.3? SlackWare 7.3?
    3)Is there a distro that will auto install it during the install of the os?
    this is a question to ask your distributor or Mr.Google, not other linux freaks.
    if you want to know my answer: i guess yes. if there is a driver, you did setup PCMCIA correctly and your distro has auto-config, then your configuration program should ALWAYS find the NIC.

    your questions needs another approach:
    1. find out if the card is supported by your distro
    (search on their homepage, they have compatibility lists )
    2. if yes, follow THEIR instructions, not any howtos.
    3. if no, ask Mr.Google. though you´ll have a hard time (kernel compilation, patches, ...) if you find it there. this is when you need the howtos.

    if you want further help here, you need to tell us which distro you use and what exactly you´ve tried.
    since you seem to like the howto´s, try this:
    ls -lR /lib/modules|grep linksys (output eg: "/lib/modules/2.2.10/net/linksys.o")
    if you have no success: grep -iR linksys /usr/src/linux/Documentation
    modprobe linksys (replace "linksys" by the filename found without the trailing ".o". output: nothing, otherwaise failed.)
    ifconfig eth0 up (output: nothing, otherwaise failed.)
    ... you made it! ...
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    thankl you for your responce, but damn must you be so condescending. Im sorry i didnt give enough information I have a proble of thinking people know whats going on in me head. And yes I did read the book! Do you think I would post a question if I have not tried all me avenues? I think if you are going to help people out with there problems you should not make them feel like a dumb **** for asking!!!

    For the rest of you sorry you had to read my vent, but that pissed me off...
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    sometimes i too think that everybody needs to know the thing that i have on my head right now...
    Sorry, man, didn´t mean to be mean.
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    no worries man................

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