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Bought a couple Linksys WMP11's and a WPC11 PCMCIA card for the laptop last friday. I manage to get one of the WMP11's installed and functioning in my GNU/Linux router box and communicating with the laptop. The other WMP11 is going in a desktop box destined for a downstairs terminal, but having a little more trouble with it. Somehow, by neglecting to save a working kernel, hosed the GNU/Linux configuration (the kernel is getting wedged during the boot up, right after detecting some USB hardware... no obvious clues). Not really a problem, since I'd just installed it, but an object lesson not to be ignored. Leave yourself a working kernel to boot from!

Name: Russell Senior BR Email: seniorr@aracnet.com BR Homepage: BR

Bought a couple Linksys WMP11's and a WPC11 PCMCIA card for the laptop last friday. I manage to get one of the WMP11's installed and functioning in my GNU/Linux router box and communicating with the laptop. The other WMP11 is going in a desktop box destined for a downstairs terminal, but having a little more trouble with it. Somehow, by neglecting to save a working kernel, hosed the GNU/Linux configuration (the kernel is getting wedged during the boot up, right after detecting some USB hardware... no obvious clues). Not really a problem, since I'd just installed it, but an object lesson not to be ignored. Leave yourself a working kernel to boot from!

Just getting started with WiFi. Currently have two broadband connections at home, a DSL and Cable Modem, which provided fodder for some interesting networking problems. Also have a laptop from work that could more usefully be deployed in an untethered mode. After a period of WiFi acclimatization, I might very well want to put up a node, though my home location wouldn't seem a particularly useful candidate, in the heart of a NE Portland residential neighborhood.

After being exposed to Unix in college and seeing that "It Was Good", was trapped in Microsoft Hell for several years before being introduced to the GNU System with the Linux kernel in late 1992 (though it wasn't being called that at the time). I told the guy who put me onto it, "You saved my life". Within six months I had moved all of my development and analysis work to GNU and became a happy and more productive person.

Remember: FreeAsInFreedom

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