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    experts needed


    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 get.
    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

    thanx

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    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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    In my experience, any NIC'll do.
    I feel comforted by this! I hope to have an ASDL connection at home soon.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Might find this site also usefull
    http://www1.mandrivalinux.com/en/hardware.php3

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