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Hello I am a complete Newbie to Linux.  I believe I have done pretty good up to now but am about to yank every hair on my head out one by one.

I am running Red Hat 8 Kernel 2.4.20-28.8 and I have the KDE interface running.

I also have a Belkin F5D6001 Wireless PCI 802.11g network card for it.  I am having difficulty setting up this card in Linux...once agian read the first sentence.

Anyway I will give 500 points to the first person that can walk me through this setup.  I know very little about Linux, I am willing to learn, but can normally find my way around if coached a bit.  So good luck and please help...if this turns into a harder task than what I think it will be then I will up the points, if I can.  I will also up the points, if I can, if someone helps me quickly and I can get this resolved.  Don't mean to set all these "demands" but I have a very anoxious President, of my company, breathing down my neck....HELP

John Evans
MCSA, MCSE
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Okay, breathe. Problem numero uno is, do you have available drivers for this card?

It can be a hard business finding out whether native Linux drivers exist for a bit of hardware like this. If they do, and you apply updates for your OS regularly, they would normally be in there already. So I'll play a hunch that there are none.

A crucial factor is which chipset your card uses, as drivers may be specific to this. I found this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showproduct.php?product=866&sort=8&cat=998&page=4

which may give you some idea what you are up against. Regrettably I can't find the right driver for you, but I hope this points you in the right direction.
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It did point me in the right direction and I found the chipset drivers....sorry I didn't get back to you I forgot.

Thanks
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You're weclome - thanks for the A!
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