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set up WIFI

  Date: Dec 06    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 293
  

I'm running 8.10. I've been on dial-up forever, but Monday the 30th they're
turning on the DSL. I can't wait.
I'm wanting to set up WIFI for both the 2 pc's and a laptop. The laptop
doesn't have wireless. It's an old IBM Thinkpad 600X What do I need to know,
and what just works? Do I need to buy PCMI cards, or do those USB WIFI adapters
work fine with Ubuntu?

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Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 06    

Some work fine, some do not. See:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported#Wireless%20USB\
%20Adapters

Do get a USB adapter, then you can use it with the computer which replaces the
old thinkpad.

Will you go for an "n" router, or stick with "g"?

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 06    

Woody you would be better off with 9.10 which runs the later wifi manager and
the up to date drivers are included. (get a free CD)

There is an Ubuntu web page which gives to details of which adapters have
satisfactory drivers.
:- http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/

(In my experience Belkin USB adapter with ZD1211, RT73, Rt2500 & Rt2571 and
others using those drivers work 'out of the box'.

 
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