> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 02:19:24PM -0000, dave(a)staffslug.org.uk
>> Hello one and all.
>> A question for you, which would you consider the distro to be Wi-Fi
>> Friendly? (I.e. not too much of a pain to get things up and running)..
>> If I remember correctly, I've got a Broadcom and Belkin Wi-Fi
> If you use Ubuntu then you just need to connect it to the internet via a
> wired connection, then plug the broadcom device in. The restricted
> manager should pop up, just follow the prompts (a couple of clicks and
> your password) and it will go and get the firmware. Job done.
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Cheers for that.. I will give it a try :o)
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Well.. I tried Ubuntu and it almost nearly got there.. Got the card up
and running, but just wouldnt connect to the router (turned all security
off just in case).
So, as Id so many command in, which Im sure some were to the detriment
of the system (sudo crazy!!), I decided to re-install and instead of
letting it do the get the driver thing.. I had come across a page that
went on about using NDiswrapper instead.. So, give that a go.. Pretty
much the same state and I started with it
I know this isnt going to be a liked comment, but to a home user, if
they have to spend any sort of time trying to get the wireless up and
running in Linux, they will get the boot CD and back to XP (or if they are
truly living dangerously Vista). One positive note, net connection worked
perfectly via the Ethernet (maybe this is a subconscious Linux thing to
get people to use more secure forms of home networks
), so from my point
of view I unless wireless card people get talking nicely to Linux folk
home users will live in Window world.