[SATLUG] Re: New to list
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 12:17:47 CDT 2008
Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> Linux has some problems with wireless
> drivers and often require a little massaging to get them to work
Let's rephrase that a bit: Some wireless vendors are reluctant to develop Linux
drivers or provide proper specifications to the Linux driver team and thus
require a little massaging to get them to work.
> This all though is rather academic if you do not have a wireless router
> connected to your ISP's hardware (i.e. cable modem). you can find them
> pretty cheap if you look around. I personally use a d-link di-524 that
> I picked up at Wall-Mart for $35 (http://walmartwatch.com/) a couple of
> years ago.
Honestly, though. I think it wold be an unusual laptop to not have a standard
Ethernet port. In that case something like a Netgear WGT624 would give
flexibility of wired and wireless connections.
The cost is about $50 - $60 via an Internet purchase or you can get it at Best Buy.
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