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    D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Hi

    A friends daughter has an old windows 98 Laptop, she would like a modern operating system so i am thinking of putting Linux on the machine. The laptop has a wireless D-link card that you plug in the side.

    My question is what is the driver support for these cards? Will Linux have the drivers, can i get some?

    I am considering the following distributions:

    Ubuntu
    Kunbuntu
    Madrivia
    Suse

    Thanks A lot

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Can you find out the model number of the dlink card?

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Yes i am going tomorrow i will let you know.

    thanks

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    If you've got the Windows driver for it you could try NDISwrapper to get it running.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Hi i got the Windows Driver.

    It is a D-Link AirPlus XtremeG Wirless Cardbus Adapter DWL-G650

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Ubuntu will probably support it tbh.

    It seems to have no problem with all the various wifi cards i've had in the past both on-board, PCI and PCMCIA.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    I have tried to install ubuntu the bios is to old and i can't find any newer versions.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    @FN-Greatermanchester: How can the BIOS be 'too old'? :?

    I assume tha you mran that it won't boot from CD, in which case you need to create a boot floppy.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Have you tried PCLinuxOS? Or a lighter version of it for less-able PCs - SAM Linux or TinyMe.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Have you tried PCLinuxOS? Or a lighter version of it for less-able PCs - SAM Linux or TinyMe.
    Security! Security! This man wants to use something other than Ubuntu.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Ohhhh i could throw a spanner in the linux based works and suggest some kind of BSD based OS.

    My server runs FreeBSD but i've never really tried it as a desktop OS and it's wifi support is probably horrid.

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    According to Ubuntu the BIOS has to be above the year 1999

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    Re: D-Link WIFI Card With Linux

    Presumably you mean you get the following error?
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    PANIC: CPU too old for this kernel
    The current workaround for this:
    1. Boot the machine from the CD, choose to ‘Rescue a broken system’.
    2. Get a shell in your installed system.
    3. If /boot contains the generic kernel, then it’s the CD’s /boot; unmount it and mount it to get your machine’s /boot in there.
    4. aptitude install linux-generic
    5. Reboot and choose the generic kernel in GRUB.

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