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Am Running Fedora Core 2 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I purchased an Orinoco Gold Classic card because i heard it works great with Linux. I know a bit of Linux enough to get me around. I just want to be able to take my laptop to work and my home office and connect wirelessly. On Windows or Mac its easy they have built in clients that allow me to see the available hotspots and i can connect. How do i setup my card so that i can do that. What wifi clients do you recommend. Thank you so much for you time.
-Edgardo
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If the operating system sees the wireless card out of the box, you will be able to configure it using the network control center - same place that you would set up a wired network interface.  
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I have tried to configure the wireless card using that control center but it doesnt show me the available APs. I have also been doing some research on the net and i need to download and install orinoco_cs which i did but am still confused. If any one has a Good how to page for orinoco cards that would be great.
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/205812

Have a look at this - I have not tried it, but it may work for you.
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http://www.kismetwireless.net/index.shtml

Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g traffic.

The Orinoco Gold PCMCIA is a supported card.

good luck
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