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I am running Mepis on an old laptop. When I bought the laptop, it came with a modem card and an ethernet card. But I lost what I understand is ...
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    Mepis Network Card


    I am running Mepis on an old laptop. When I bought the laptop, it came with a modem card and an ethernet card. But I lost what I understand is called a "dongle" the wire that connects the ethernet card to a network cable.

    So I ventured down to Fry's Electronics and I was convinced to go ahead and just by a brand new Ethernet card. I bought a D-Link DFE-690T. It did not work. And it came with an installation CD and an instruction manual that stated that the requirements are to be run on either a Mac or a Windows OS.

    What do I do?

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    Other options

    I work on probably a hundred linux laptops on and off

    While I don't recognize anything dlink (sneer)

    I have absolutely no problems with
    3com or realtek

    First of all I had the same exact problem and bought a dongle on ebay for $10
    Second I always try to find others successfully doing what I want to do
    and look at what equipment they are doing it with ....

    Vote with you money ...take the dlink back and try another brand till you get
    satisfaction......
    burdicda

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    I have ordered a connection wire to go with the card I originally had. Maybe that will work.

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    Sounds Good

    What brand is it ?

    and model

    burdicda

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    Well the dongle I ordered online never came. And I am still looking for the online link to their store.

    So back to square one.

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