-Find driver, install it and configure network settings
I.Find out if your card was recognized with these commands: iwconfig, iwlist, lspci and lsusb.
II.Linux driver may be located on manufacturer website, google or on CD that come with card.
III.Once driver is installed try to configure it with nm-applet, Wicd wireless manager or with command-line tools mentioned above.
Bad signal and encryption are common problems when connecting to wireless network.
-Buy Linux friendly Wi-Fi card
Many cheap "no-name" cards like this Minitar use ZyDas chip that work out of the box with distributions like Ubuntu and Puppy Linux
-Use Windows driver with Ndiswrapper
Ndiswrapper allows to use Windows driver (.ini and .sys files) with wireless adapter on Linux computer.
- install ndiswrapper
- locate the .inf file
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