Which Linux version supports Wireless Internet ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by con2mac, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. con2mac macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, a friend of mine needs to install Linux in his MacBook Air.

    I would like to ask which Linux package supports Wireless Internet.

    Thanks
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    they all support wireless internet
    you need to install it
    using the INF driver file for Macbook air
    and using the terminal

    (tell your friend if he didn't know that he shouldn't use linux)
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    INF driver file? What kind of Linux distribution are you talking about? :eek: I guess you mean using ndiswrapper? But what kind of linux user would say "use the INF file" instead of "use ndiswrapper?" :p

    Seriously, though, it looks like ndiswrapper (it's a tool that lets you use Windows drivers in Linux; it's primarily used when Linux native drivers are not available) is the best option right now (it's not ideal, but it works). It'll work, as above, on almost any Linux variant. There's a walkthrough for Ubuntu 8.04 here:

    http://www.linuxconsulting.ro/2008/05/ubuntu-804-linux-on-macbook-air.html

    That's probably the most straightforward option for people at this level of expertise....
     
  4. con2mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    a piece of info...

    my friend has used Ubuntu before. Currently, if i'm not mistaken, the most

    updated version of Ubuntu if the 7.1. Will this version support Wireless

    Internet ?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    This is the part where you're likely to annoy people because you're not even making a token attempt to pay attention to the answers you're receiving.

    1) No, 7.10 is not the most recent version of Ubuntu. 8.04 is; it was released in April. Just going to the Ubuntu website would have answered this question.

    2) I just posted a link that describes in detail what does and doesn't work in Ubuntu 8.04, including the Wireless (which does work, using ndiswrapper).

    If you want to ask questions here, please read the responses.
     
  6. con2mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    please excuse me.

    please excuse me mkrishnan. i didn't see your response. i was typing the

    additional info when you posted your reply.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Use Gentoo; search for the guide to configurate it; have fun. :D
     
  8. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I think Gentoo would be too complicated for this guy, For him he need linspire;):D
     
  9. LinMac macrumors 65816

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