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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Hi I am new to Linux and have so far played about with ubuntu, pclinuxOS and have recently installed Sam Linux 2007. I must admit that i was rather cautious at first about using linux but have so far it has exceeded my expectations. I just have one problem.
Just recently my port switch on my gateway/access point broke which left me with no wired connection. I decide to go with the option of buying a wireless usb stick for my desktop. I bought a belkin wireless usb and it works fine through windows but i am not having any luck in Linux. In Sam and pcLinux it recognises the driver as rt73, but in the device manager equivalent it is an unknown driver.
I have tried setting up my wireless internet connection. It even comes up with the name of the usb stick and my network but i am still not able to connect. Is this a problem with the driver? Does Sam Linux support WPA-PSK, as this is what i use? I have also tried connecting using WEP?
Does anyone have any ideas or is there a distro out there that supports these?
I really do want to learn more about linux