Encore Electronics PC card/ lost noob!!
Hi, just another utterly noob guy.
I've read till I'm crosseyed and though I don't like to clutter forums with questions if I can find the answer on my own, I'm stumped this time. Hoping someone can throw me a bone here. I'm fairly compentent in the windows environment but am brand new to linux. Here's the situation: I had a dinosaur of a laptop sitting in the closet. 363 GHZ, 128 ram, 4 gig HD (Dell) My daughter wants a netbook so I though I'd look into resurecting that old laptop with Linux. The laptop had windows XP on it (wife bought it on ebay a couple years back) Obviously XP made it unusably slow. After reading up a bit I decided on the DSL distro. (damn small linux). I made my image CD last night, booted it up on the laptop, followed an online guide on partitioning the hard drive to DSL, and it all went perfectly. Took about 20 minutes and i now have a linux laptop. I was surprised at how well the initial install went.
But, of coarse, I have a problem. I cannot figure out how to configure the thing for internet access. I use a netgear wireless router and the laptop has a Encore Electronics 11 Mbps Wireless PC Card (CardBus) model ENPWI-B-RECA. I don't know if the card is supported by DSL and if so, what do I do to get it working and if not, are there any Linux distros that will work on that laptop that does support that particular card? I'm a nood as you can likely see by this post so I apologize if the answer is out there already and I didn't find it. Any help would be very much appreciated!