Why can't I get on the net?

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the lemming
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Why can't I get on the net?

Postby the lemming » Sat May 12, 2007 6:55 am


I'm experimenting with Linux mint Live CD on my laptop and PC before I install them.

At the moment my laptop will happily connect to my wireless router from the Live CD.

For some reason I can't do this with my PC. I managed it this morning but the entire system froze and I could not hit any key strokes or mouse clicks. I could not even move the mouse pointer.

Earlier on I could enter the networking to enter my WEP key and mow I can't even do that.

Anybody know why or how I can get onto the net with my PC?

It may help to mention that I also had problems trying to install ubuntu. I had a very frustraiting 48 hours and found that that distro was exceptionally unstable on my PC.


My Router is a D-link DI-524

And my network card is a belkin wireless network card F5D7000uk
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductP ... _Id=136479

My PC details are

AMD 64 3400+ processor 2205MHz
2gb RAM
Nvidia GeForce FX 5700 Graphics card
1 DVD Re-write drive
1 DVD Read only drive
2 Hard Drives 112GB
2 External Hard Drives (USB)
Belkin 802.11g wireless card model F5D 7000uk
Medion TV-Tuner 7134 MK 2/3

I hope somebody can help me solve this little problem.


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Postby Boo » Sat May 12, 2007 7:55 pm

what no reply yet....

first are you using Bianca or Cassandra beta?

I would have thought your pc would have been more stable than the laptop (with the exception of the wireless card).

is the pc stable without the wireless network?

Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!

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