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phybyr0ptyk

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I had an old Gateway laptop lying around and decided to install Freespire Linux on to it. Everything is working fine. I can connect to the internet through a cable connected to a port on my router. I have since purchased a belkin wireless bus card and after reading several suggestions on installling the drivers via ndiswrapper I can not get this to work. Does anyone have a good step by step guide to do this or maybe have the time and knowledge to tackle this as I am no linux expert by anymeans and I just want to do away with the wire. And yes my router is a linksys wireless 54g router, compatible with the belkin card, as it works fine with the dell laptop with XP. Thanks in advance.
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mpfeif101

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Launch a terminal windows (like Konsole), I'm not exactly sure how to do this in Freespire but try going to Launch -> Run command and type xterm.

Then type lspci and hit enter. Does it list your device? If so, then your computer is probably able to use the wireless but is still on the wired setting. Look in internet connection settings and see if you can make different profiles for wired and wireless so you can switch back and forth.

Sorry I couldn't provide more detailed help on how to do these things, but I don't use Freespire. Please post back your results or any questions and I will try my best on answering them :whistling:
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Generally when you find alot of reviews thats a bad thing i have one it sucks ive had two now neither work and when they do they are hard to set up.

What you need to find out is the model of the belkin card and the chipset of its wireless chip, its usually a Ralink chip sometimes a broadcom.
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If it comes to worst you can always use ndiswrapper (use windows drivers on linux).
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If it comes to worst you can always use ndiswrapper (use windows drivers on linux).


I think that's what he's trying to do but can't get it to work...
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You are always better with native drivers Ndiswrapper has its own set of problems.
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