[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Klaasjan Brand kjb at studenten.net
Sun Apr 20 05:33:11 CDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-04-20 at 03:13, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Folks-
> This is mostly OT ... it's an Intel rescue.  My only excuse is that the list
> is very quiet today.
> I'm trying to convert an old Intel box (P-150, 32 MB, 1.2 GB, etc.) into
> something that will route from a Belden WiFi device connected to a USB port
> to a normal Ethernet card.
> I'm seeking clues about how to use something besides Windows with the USB
> device.  I'd like to use either the Linux Router Project stuff or DOS-based
> IProute, but I haven't a clue how to make either one talk USB.
> A visit from the clue fairy would be much appreciated.

First, forget about DOS ;)

Check http://www.linux-wlan.org/index.html for linux wlan device
support. Not all devices seem to have a working driver.
Building a Linux Router project package for wlan/usb support is a lot of
work, so if your box has a harddrive I suggest you put a small
distribution (debian, gentoo whatever) since that's a lot less work to
get running and keep up to date vs the dedicated router distributions. 

Klaasjan Brand <kjb at studenten.net>

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