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Mon Oct 29 19:47:49 GMT 2007
> We need solutions for this problem. All persons won't buy boxes from
> Tesco and so it is necessary that we have to support the commonly
> available wireless cards, even if the manufacturer is not supporting
> Linux. Difficult task to achieve .. but that is the way forward. If
> the number of linux users increase, the manufacturers will be forced
> to use their resources to make them compatible with linux.
I seriously don't get why people 'think everything just works' in Windows...
I bought a USB wireless interface for a friend earlier this year. A well
know brand, Belkin, a Ralink chipset inside, with big XP compatible
stickers on the box. Should take 5 minutes to get it working... Plugged
it in, installed the drivers from the enclosed CD and viola... a semi
functioning wireless connection that couldn't see half the networks in
the area that my laptop could, and dropped out every couple of minutes...
Rubbish... uninstall/reinstall/download new drivers via my laptop
(handy)/ uninstall/install new drivers/then fiddle some more/etc...
Stuff may well work in the end on Windows, but it isn't always easy...
Don't get me started on the saga of getting my old scanner to work on
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