[LUNI] wireless newbie
klinej at msoe.edu
Thu Apr 15 21:41:19 CDT 2004
Get a high quality orinoco or a cisco card. Flat out avoid crappy cards
like Linksys and dlink, spend the extra money it will be worth it.
Generally speaking you will need to know the ESSID, or have some way to
have it auto connect to any essid.
On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 21:34, Jason Shanley wrote:
> i have just taken a trip to seattle and noticed all the places where i could have
> connected if i had a wireless card...so i want to start learning what i need to know....
> started google-ing "wireless how-to" and what i mainly found is info setting up a wireless
> network..what i want to know is once i have a card that "works" in linux (using
> http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS ...i think i may be able to find
> one...if anyone has opinions on a certain card over another that info would be great
> too...thanks) what do i need to do/know to be able to walk into (for example) a coffee
> house that offers wireless connection and get on line? wathcing those with mac's/M$'s
> machines it looked pretty easy...i i assume at boot up in the shop there must be some GUI
> associated with their card that allows them to connnect to the network.....
> i tried searching the archives of luni.org but came up empty....thanks for any help in
> machine :
> dell latitude PII 266 128M ram (i cant complain..it only cost me 90$)
> slackware 9.0
Jonathan Kline <klinej at msoe.edu>
Milwaukee School of Engineering
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