"Last year I bought an IBM T30 Thinkpad, intending to install
Linux on its hard drive sometime. Meanwhile, using a Knoppix LiveCD
let me run Linux on the laptop while retaining the factory Windows
XP installation. The notebook is my travel machine, so I also
bought a Linksys WPC55AG PC Card wireless network adapter that
supports 801.11a/b/g for the Thinkpad. For secure wireless Linux
surfing, I was determined to find some configuration that would
work with minimal intervention at boot time and that was easy
enough that my wife could load it.
"Few LiveCD distros come configured with support for the Linksys
WPC55AG adapter, which requires the MadWiFi modules with a
correctly configured kernel. Mepis Linux, Kanotix, a modified
Knoppix, and the latest Knoppix v3.4 can configure this
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