Minimalist Linux Distro - Networking - Part II

Well, I finally got my 16-bit wireless card, a Netgear MA401.  I plugged it into the laptap and prepared myself for a struggle to get in configured and running.  I needn’t have worried.  Linux detected and configured the card at boot time.  No problems at all.  Very nice.  Next I needed to set the encryption keys and so forth.  This was bit more of a challenge but only because the configuration utility (WLAN setup tool from the control panel) used slightly different terminology that I was used to from the Windows world.  The whole setup from start to finish took less than 10 minutes.  Sweet!

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