networking linux with microsoft, is it easy?

Janina Sajka janina at
Thu Jan 8 16:58:47 EST 2004

Don't do the hit and miss approach on wireless cards. Instead, consult
the on line Wireless docs for what cards work. You can look at and you can also look in the /usr/src/linux
directory for supported devices.

Let's start with how the card connects to the computer. Are we talking
PCI or PCMCIA, for example?

cris writes:
> From: "cris" <filastin48 at>
> Hi again folks,
> There is a misunderstanding here.  I need to make the connection in my
> office.  My office is not wired, the only connection to the internet in my
> office is wireless.  I have two computers there, the first is using the
> windows operating system.  It has a wireless card and through it I can
> access the internet just fine.  The second computer is a linux box using
> fedora.  I already tried four different wireless cards on it, and got
> nowhere.  I simply could not find any linux drivers for any of them.  I
> would like to access the internet with the linux fedora box I have in my
> office, instead of using the windows computer.  Now, since the only access I
> have to the internet is through windows. I want to try to network the linux
> box to the windows system for the sole purpose of accessing the internet.
> Is this possible.  I got a network router lying around at home.  I thought
> if i take it to the office and link the two computers together, I may be
> able to access the internet with my linux box, through the wireless
> connection I have working on the machine using windows.  I hope this is
> clearer now.
> By the way, Janina, What wireless card are you using?
> Cheers,
> Cris
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dawes, Stephen" <Stephen.Dawes at>
> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 4:26 PM
> Subject: RE: networking linux with microsoft, is it easy?
> Ok, Janina,
> You wax a little more poetically then I do, but are you not confirming
> what I suggested earlier?
> Steve Dawes
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