My Laptop

I wanted to see if I could get some advise on what to do concerning wireless on my laptop. I have a Dell Inspiron B130 with a Dell wireless card, 1370 WLAN, mini-PC card. It works fine on windows as does a Linksys WUSB54G.

I have Ubuntu loaded right now in a dual boot, that one of my geek friends worked on and am not sure if it will ever work right again. I have been unable to get get any drivers that will load or work with Ubuntu and network manager at all. I was using Fedora 6, but had problems with that. I am fairly new to Linux as you can guess.

Daniel Fetchinson (I believe) wrote that he installed Fedora 8 and network manager was working just fine and he connected to his wireless network. I was thinking seriously of going back to Fedora but unable to find a way to get a copy were we are staying for the winter in Florida.

Not sure if my Dell (Broadcom card I believe) will work the same way with Fedora 8. Wish I knew more about this stuff. Linux out performs Windows in all ways, but right now I am stuck using windows while I am down down here for 5 months. Any suggestions on what I might be able to do would be greatly appreciated. If I could get this thing to work I could drop windows completely.

Thanks so much

Herb Taylor

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