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Using a wireless card on a laptop with Ubuntu installed

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I installed Ubuntu 5.04: Hoary Hedgehog Release on an old Dell Inspiron 3000 laptop that was running Win95. Additional info:

200MHZ Pentium MMX
128MB RAM

This machine will be used for lightweight web surfing.  

(I've asked a separate question about streamlining the install so that it runs faster.)

I'm trying to use a Linksys instant wireless network PC card ver3. I am not able to get online.

Help!

Thanks.
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Check the following site, with ndiswrapper you can get many windoze only cards working. Make sure you read the wiki, and also look in the compatibility list if your card is supported. Also check the wiki for debian specific installation instructions.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

Another, but commercial way of getting such cards working is the following (you can test before buying). It uses a similar approach, also using the windoze drivers:

http://www.linuxant.com/company/
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