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The nuts and bolts => Portable VL => Topic started by: n4vgm on October 17, 2010, 01:47:38 pm

Title: Success Story
Post by: n4vgm on October 17, 2010, 01:47:38 pm
Just a note from a new VL user on what I got running. I picked up an old laptop at the county gov'ment thrift store for $50 for experimentation (see sig for specs). Turned out it did not have WiFi installed so I ended up purchasing the cheapest one I could find -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002S8RDAC/ref=oss_product

I tried several distros with varying success but stumbled on VL through a post (trying to get said USB WiFi working). I installed VL 6.0 Light and it it worked very well first try. It sees the Laptop's video properly and the cheap-o WiFi even loads at boot after setting it to "automatically connect" in Wicd advanced Settings.

I have more things to play with, but once you have Internet connection all else is possible.

Title: Re: Success Story
Post by: kc1di on October 18, 2010, 03:35:19 am
Welcome to Vector N4vgm,

Glad it's working for you.  Is that a ham call ?

Kc1di