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February 15, 2010 1:24:02 AM

Computer novice.I recently put Fedora 12 on a old pc.I was running XP before.I have a Belkin "G" wireless router that the pc is plugged directly into.I can get onto the internet with the Linux but it is extremely slow.If I plug it into the ATT DSL modem it works very well,fast.The other wireless devices in the house have no problem with the Belkin.My modem has only one plugin so it is a hassle to use the Linux because nobody else can use their wireless pc's while the Linux is using the modem.I tried a switch but it did not work.Any suggestions?

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February 15, 2010 7:37:11 AM

what kernel? which card exactly? can you id the driver you're using?
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February 16, 2010 11:15:29 AM

not sure how to find driver id. kernel 2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12.i686.pae. pc eternet card D-Link System-
DL10050 Sundance Ethernet.
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February 16, 2010 11:31:39 AM

I'll need the output of lspci -nn
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a b 5 Linux
February 19, 2010 1:50:08 PM

You'll want to replace your Belkin router.

Good luck :) 
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a b 5 Linux
February 19, 2010 4:38:46 PM

Better yet you'll want to stay wired it's a lot faster and much more secure :) 

Wireless is insecure even if you've turned your encryption on.

Good luck :) 
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a b 5 Linux
February 22, 2010 8:08:38 PM

Wired is only as secure as your house mates... I find it pays to keep them in fear ;) 
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February 24, 2010 10:52:57 AM

linux_0 said:
You'll want to replace your Belkin router.

Good luck :) 

Which router brand?orshould i replace my single port dsl modem with a multiport.
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a b 5 Linux
February 24, 2010 12:02:38 PM

If you're going to use wireless the WRT54GL looks pretty good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

32 x Customer Choice Award32x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Wireless Routers and great reviews.

Wired's much better though :)  The disappointing thing is most cheap wired routers suck including the wired linksys model :( 
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February 25, 2010 12:22:52 AM

It's not the best in any of the individual categories, but if you want an all in one DSL modem/AP/router I've had good success with the zoom adsl x6 from newegg under both linux and windows.
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February 25, 2010 7:16:26 AM

kirk58 said:
Which router brand?orshould i replace my single port dsl modem with a multiport.

I like levelone or netgears
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March 4, 2010 11:00:20 AM

My son told me he has a linux compatible linksys wireless router that i can try.he's coming over this weekend .we'll see.
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March 16, 2010 11:22:24 PM

ordered linksys router still waiting.
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March 27, 2010 11:32:11 AM

recieved linksys router,works good . thanks for the help.Now,what is good and easy to install mp3 player for linux?
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March 27, 2010 11:50:16 AM

My sansa clip 1 GB freezes up when I try to connect it - that's one to stay away from.
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a b 5 Linux
March 27, 2010 1:26:26 PM

I'm thinking Rhythmbox, mplayer, vlc, xine, etc.

Good luck :) 
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a b 5 Linux
March 27, 2010 1:29:35 PM

You can install the free and non-free rpms from http://rpmfusion.org/ and yum install the mp3 libs, mplayer, vlc and all the extras, since mp3's got legal issues.

Good luck :) 
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March 27, 2010 1:31:34 PM

I think we are confused - are you asking for a portable media player that will connect to linux or a program which will play mp3 format files on your computer?
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a b 5 Linux
March 27, 2010 1:35:17 PM

I'm thinking the latter.

Semper Fi :) 
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March 27, 2010 1:42:28 PM

I know :D 
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a b 5 Linux
March 27, 2010 1:52:25 PM

lol :D 

I think kirk58's covered either way.
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March 29, 2010 12:15:47 PM

looking for a program that will play mp3 files.not a huge deal,just wondering.
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a b 5 Linux
March 29, 2010 2:13:10 PM

Head over to http://rpmfusion.org/ install the free and non-free rpms, yum update and yum install the mp3 libraries and mplayer, vlc Rhythmbox xine and the gstreamer extras.

That'll let you play mp3s and all kinds of audio and video.

Good luck :) 
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