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hi i am new to linux and i have just installed mandrake 10.1. i am wanting to install a network card but i am not sure on which one to ...
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- 08-01-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Wakefield / England
Are there specific ones designed to run on linux and also how do you get the drivers on if there arnt specific ones.
the reason for installing one is to share my internet connection with my other PC which runs xp
any advice would be greatly appreciated
- 08-01-2005 #2
I believe 3Com cards are good. I have one of those at home for an ASDL connection. It came with drivers designed to run on a Linux box. Unfortunately I can't get it to compile correctly (or at all). Still, at least they tried
This link might help you a bit.
In fact I need to get some help with that myself 3Com cards have a good reputation for quality, and I paid about £35 for mine.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 08-01-2005 #3
- Join Date
- May 2004
I've collected a number of older machines that people have thrown out and with them, a few network cards. I haven't found one yet that Linux doesn't recognize. That includes 3com, both PCI and ISA, Intel, PCNet and others. The only tricky part has been in configuring the ISA cards, but they are virtually obsolete now anyways. In my experience, any NIC'll do./IMHO
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- 08-01-2005 #4Originally Posted by drakebasherI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 08-02-2005 #5