I just signed up for esat/bt broadband trial and would really like to
get some kind of wireless setup going at home. We have 2 PCs, 1 is a
desktop running windows2000. The other is a compaq laptop running
slackware 10. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping someone on the
list can answer...
I'm thinking of buying the following components. A SMC wireless bundle
(access point + pcmcia card for laptop) (1) and a PCI wireless card (2)
for the desktop. The SMC pcmcia seems to be well supported under linux.
We mostly use the linux laptop for surfing (my wife is OS agnostic so I
use Xfce with a few shortcuts for /mnt/compactflash and firefox so she
can upload photos), while the Win2K machine is used for Photoshop (Wife
is into Digital photography. I've tried to push GIMP - god knows I've
tried), and iTunes.
I really want to keep slackware on the laptop as I've become quite
attached to that distro. Does anyone have experience setting up a
wireless (with broadband) network at home with a linux laptop ?
What is the best approach and what are the recommended components ?
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