Solved: Connect Linux Computer to Network

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mrtechnique

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I was considering getting away from using Microsoft Operating Systems little by little. I want to convert a Windows 98 SE laptop to a Linux laptop. The laptop has a Belkin wireless card attached to it. I would have the driver software for the Belkin card, but it's only for Windows OS. Also, I would like to know how I could get the laptop to share a printer with my Windows XP desktop if I converted it to a Linux platform.
 

JohnWill

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Well, you need to look a the Linux distribution you're interested in installing. Most network hardware has Linux drivers, and it would be pretty cheap to pick up a replacement wireless card if that one happens not to have Linux drivers.
 
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Or you can use the NDIS Wrapper that comes with most Linux distributions.

This lets you use your Windows OS drivers for your network card. Have done it quite a few times with a variety of versions of Linux and can work quite well.
 

mrtechnique

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I think I have Mandrake Linux 10. Do you think that has a NDIS wrapper and how can I access the NDIS wrapper?
 
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