I have a laptop (Thinkpad) running Redhat 6.2 and a desktop running
Redhat 6.2 and another desktop running Win98. (Gotta play Diablo2
somehow.....LOL) I have them all linked to the same ethernet hub and share
files and all FTP. BUT I want to use my laptop throughout my house.
Sitting outside, ba*t, living room etc. So I wanted to see about
getting a wireless ethernet card for my laptop.
Has anyone tried or is using a wireless ethernet card on a linux box? I
assume there is a PCMCIA card for the laptop, which will hopefully mimic a
standard driver in Linuxconf or with a bit of tweaking, but how does it
connect to the network. Ideally, I hope there is a "reciever" of the
encrypted data (sent from the PCMCIA card) that can simply be plugged into
my ethernet hub and they can all happily communicate. However my search of
the net seems to show me I need to plug in the reciver card into one of my
desktops and then configure it for using 2 network cards. There has to be
an easier way......
My basic question is this, is there such an animal as a simple wireless
network that will work with Linux, is it going to cost me an arm and a leg,
and am I going to have to re-configure my whole network to accomodate it.
Thank you for any help you can give.