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How do I Configure US Robotics 5410 NIC card to access the Internet via Linux?

Hi Expert,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 with a US Robotics 5410 NIC card and have been trying for days to configure it to access the Internet.  It did not come with a Linux driver so I downloaded a driver loader and it still will not work.  I am able to ping myself and that's about it!
I am new to Linux, can you help me?
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wesly_chenCommented:
Which Linux do you have? Fedora/RedHat, SuSE or Mandrake? Version ?

Did you download the right Linux driver for your Linux?
If you don't have Linux driver, then you can try the Windows driver with Ndiswrapper
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1.tar.gz?download
Compile it. Make sure you have gcc installed first.

Besides, you might want to reference
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php?Installation
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_21294107.html
For the instruction.
Make sure you run "modprobe ndiswrapper" to load the driver.

Regards,

Wesly
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Pres_BushAuthor Commented:
I have Red Hat 9 (Strike)  I have tried using the Driverloader .  It recognizes it but I cannot connect to anything that is WEP.  I don't really want to introduce the rest of my network (Windows) just to connect to the network with my linux system.  Is this Ndiswrapper any better the the Driverloader?  
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wesly_chenCommented:
Here is the step-by-step guide to setup WEP in Linux:
http://www.snt.utwente.nl/handleidingen/Linux-WEP-Howto/

If Driverloader can load the Windows driver, then you don't need Ndiswrapper.
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