Re: windows software required
Date: 4 Oct 2005 16:27:49 -0700
Bill Marcum wrote:
> > If GeidiPrime is running just linux, how can it get an internet
> > connection?
> Get a wireless adapter that works with Linux, or connect it by wire to
> one of the other PCs.
My primary computer, Arrakis, dual boots to linux and and windows. The
Asus WL-330g wireless adapter is compatible with linux, in that
Arrakis, when booted into Linux, gets an internet connection. I've
read that it's possible to configure the WL-330g from Linux, but have
never found the details.
When I've tried connecting the wireless adapter directly to Arrakis,
and then Arrakis to Caladan, as suggested, I run into a double NAT
problem. Hence the switch.
The other computers, Caladan and GeidiPrime, are older computers and
aren't worth enough to justify their own wireless adapters, nor are
their hard drives sufficient for dual-booting.
What's unclear to me is: What happens when Caladan runs the Asus
utility and detects the wireless adapter? More specifically, what
changed which suddenly gave Caladan internet access? Was it a change
to the adapter, to Caladan, the switch, or some or all of those? It's
possible, apparently, to detect and configure this wireless adapter
from Linux; of course that's not in the manual.