Hi, ive searched around and cant seem to find an answer to my problem. I have an old compaq desktop with 256 mb RAM and I would like to load it with crunchbang OS. I made myself a bootable USB and was able to boot into it no prob. What im tring to acclomplish is to connect to my wireless network VIA NETGEAR N150 adaptor. Havent had any luck with that. Can someone tell me if/where I need to download drivers or what I can do to get it working. I really like the OS. Im using on my main computer right now VIA VM virtualbox and it runs great and has lots of stuff for a light OS....Thanks
Last edited by norcal618 (2013-01-20 22:26:40)
I have your wifi adapter's brother - a N300. I'm going to assume for the moment that your wifi chip is made by Realtek. For some reason, this particular vendor:product couplet (Netgear:Realtek) seems to be a persistent source of frustration for Linux users.
uname -r lsusb
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Thanks for your help pvsage. I really appreciate it. I actually had slacko puppy Linux running on this same Compaq last night and it picked up my WiFi adapter no problem. I really enjoy crunchbang a lot more than puppy besides the fact that I can't get my wireless going so I would love to get it resolved. Any who here's what your looking for. Thanks again!
uname -r 2.6.32-5-686
lsusb Bus 001 Device 002 ID 0846:9030 NetGear, Inc. WNA1100 Wireless-N 150 [Atheros AR9271]
Last edited by norcal618 (2013-01-20 04:03:10)
I should have mentioned in my op that I am running Statler. I went ahead and updated from the 2.xx kernel to the 3.xx kernel. I then installed the atheros firmware and the athk9 installer and ran it. After a reboot my network was there. Im completely new to this distro and was under the impression that Statler is the stable release. Is that true or is waldorf the latest stable? I'm use to Linux mint and Ubuntu so I feel at home with this distro being a Debian derivative. I have to say after trying several other lightweight distros on this old Compaq, amd sempron with 256mb ram this distro buzzes around quite nice. I tried lubuntu which would just freeze shortly after boot, also puppy linux which just isnt for me but did work the way its supposed to and bohdi linux which looks like a nice distro but was a little to graphics heavy for this machine. Just wondering if I have anything to gain by upgrading to Waldorf?