Hawking HWUN3 USB wireless adapter

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Hawking HWUN3 USB wireless adapter

Postby dancap » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:44 pm

Hi All,
I am brand new to Linux, I mean brand new!
just tried Ubuntu 9.10 live disc on my laptop
I love it!,But
I can't connect to my wireless network with my hawking usb adapter
PLEASE Help so I can start enjoying Linux!
Remember, I am brand new and am use to running Windows XP Pro
Thanks for any help or ideas
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Postby ollie » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:39 am

You may have better success after installing to hard drive. There are three supported Hawking products HWU54G, HWU8DD & HWL2. Is the wireless USB connection your only method of connecting to the Internet or can you use a wired connection as well during installation?
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Postby dancap » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:51 pm

Thanks Ollie,
I only have the wireless connection
Is there a list somewhere of supported adapters?
I know I have another type somewhere around here
that might be supported.
also does it matter for 64 bit?
My rig is a quad core, 8 gigs of ram, like to go 64bit
Actually I run Solidworks and AutoCad and have used virtualbox before, will deal with that situation after I am up and running
I love the Linux world!!!How much would Microsoft charge me for the answer???????
Thanks again!
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Postby ollie » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:54 am

Look at http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/USB for devices that should be supported in the kernel. In some cases 64-bit can be a problem with wireless drivers. However, I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit on my laptop over a wireless WPA2-PSK to write this and most of my posts, so it is definitely possible.

I'm in Australia but I believe that The Linux Emporium are quite useful in the UK.

Have you tried installing to the hard drive? Dual booting is always worthwhile when first learning Linux.
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Postby dancap » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:34 am

Thanks Ollie
I am in the Chicago area in USA
I am clearing off an old hard drive so I can dual boot
This way I can play around and learn Linux and still have my CAD rig running on the other drive with XP 64 Pro
One thing at a time, I just want to have a good time and learn some new stuff, this forum is great, I'm sure you will see my name on here quite often
I will check out the link you sent
Thanks again
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