Finally I decided to buy a laptop. I chose HP 520 with 1 G of RAM 1,6 Celeron, 80G of Hardisk. The reason why I chose HP was that it was cheap, only Rp. 5.400.000,-. It was only with 512 M RAM but after bargaining I got 512 M more plus an HP flashdisk and a mouse.
I decided to install OpenSuse 10.3 from InfoLinux DVD and now I’m hacking the laptop: installing the necessary multimedia codecs from the internet.
Most of the hardware work out of the box.
The soundcard, graphic card and others. The wireless had also been configured properly. I just need to test it in the hotspot.
Today I bought an access point for the school. It’s a bit hard for me to set it up because I didn’t know the idea of IP addressing. But finally I got the point.
One problem that I have with my laptop is that I can connect to my own access point and also the hotspot in campus. Why, I am still wondering.
So I installed Ubuntu 7.10 The Gutsy Gibbon. Everything works except the wireless LAN. It needs internet connection to enable it. It complained about the restricted driver and that I need to install the firmware to be able to use the wireless LAN.
Never mind, I went to Warnet and make it possible to work with a little googling.
But still I can’t connect to my campus hotspot eventhough the signal strength is high.
Then I work with ndiswrapper.