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    Hi I am a newbie,
    I am determined this time to stick it out and not give up and go back to Windows. I am using Debian, which I downloaded to a bootable dvd. Everything went smoothly and the various applications that come with it seem very useful and run just like Windows!.

    I have come up against a brick wall - I cannot get the wireless card to work. I don't even know, if the OS is aware I have wireless card. I am using a Compag nc6320 laptop. I did download a driver from Compaq, it was in a unfamiliar format tar.tgz or something like it. I have tried to open it, but really do not have a clue, how I can install a driver. It is not like running an .exe file in Windows.

    I have heard so many good things about linux, that I determined to stick with it. I have a partition with Windows 7 installed, just in case!!

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    Howdy and Welcome n1ckrees

    For your Belkin issue. I might suggest you follow the intructions from Here first before opening a new thread in This section of the form. Good Luck with it and be patient. You will get connected soon enough. Just remember we are all volunteers here.

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    thanks for the reply - I stuck it out and did a bit off research, learning some useful Linux tips along the way.
    I discovered the BW43_fwcutter package; I installed it with Synaptic package manager. Hey Presto my Wireless card is working and I can connect to my ADSL router.
    Many thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ckrees View Post
    thanks for the reply - I stuck it out and did a bit off research, learning some useful Linux tips along the way.
    I discovered the BW43_fwcutter package; I installed it with Synaptic package manager. Hey Presto my Wireless card is working and I can connect to my ADSL router.
    Many thanks
    N1ckrees
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    To me, that is how you show initiative. Good job on getting it working. I think you'll make a fine Linux user.
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