WIFI on Linux

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    Hi I have a friend who's son (21yo) goes on the naughty pages on the web and has been causing havock with the family PC so they have got him a second hand PC which is running Linux, not sure of the edition so he can have it in his bedroom. I have been asked to set it up :eek:. I have a USB wirless adaptor (Belkin N150) will it be compattable with Linux?
     
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    And what "naughty pages" are these?
    Just for reference mind you!:lol:
     
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    I just had a quick look on Google and yes they are compatable with Linux. As to the setting up I think Abarbarian would be better off helping you there as all the Linux stuff is like Chinese to me :lol:
     
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    If you use one of the easier distros such as Linux Mint it may just be a case of clicking on a browser, wait for prompt and then enter router password. Hopefully :)

    Kid's got great parents if they accepting he gotta look at naughty ladies of the night, lol ;)

    Of course, I'm assuming it IS females he looking at, ahem.....
     
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    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsBelkin#USB

    http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index....ess-micro-adapter-surf-n150-working-in-bodhi/

    The above may help.

    To give more help you would need to tell us which version of the thousands of "Linux's" there are.

    http://porteus.org/

    You may find Porteus would be a good distro to use. Put it on a usb stick. The documentation is pretty good and even a modern 21 year old should be able to follow the clear instructions.

    :)
     
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    :thumb:Thanks for all the help and links guy's the people havent got a new modem with wireless yet. I think the edition of OS is Linux is Lubuntu 12.04. Sorry I havent replied earlier but have been striping the broom cupboard which I call my computer room and rearainging things as I am having a bit :lol:of a clearout.:( by orders of she who must be obayed:nod:
     
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