Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2009, 01:13 PM   #16
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0

I am using Fedora 10 and trying to get my WG511v2 Wireless card to work. I have been to forum after forum and little luck so far. I tried the steps listed here and I was able to confirm the version of ndiswrapper with this command:

rpm -qa freshrpms-release dkms-ndiswrapper



However when I tried to install the driver with the command:

ndiswrapper /home/Quivx/Software/Wireless/WG511v2/Driver/Windows\ XP/WG511v2.INF

I get:

bash: ndiswrapper: command not found

Is there something that I am missing, or am I out of luck? Please help, if anyone can.
Old 04-25-2009, 02:35 PM   #17
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Distribution: Fedora, (K)Ubuntu
Posts: 4,170

Rep: Reputation: 345Reputation: 345Reputation: 345Reputation: 345
Wow, you've revived a really old thread from 2007!

Anyhow, there's a command (whereis) that will tell you where ndiswrapper is installed. It may be in /sbin or /usr/sbin, and you may need to log in as "root" to use the ndiswrapper command.

Have you looked at the dmesg output (dmeg | less) to see what the kernel "thinks" about your wireless card? Some Netgear wireless cards use the Broadcom chipsets, and, if your WG511v2 is one of those, F10 will have loaded the b43 driver for it, and all you'd need to do to get it working is to run b43_fwcutter to "cut" the proprietary firmware from the INF file
Old 04-26-2009, 01:53 AM   #18
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Actually right after I posted that I found this website:

I followed those steps and it works great. I thank you for the reply and the new info. I am new to linux and figuring things out as I go. Thanks again.


fedora, ndiswrapper, netgear, wg111t, yum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FC6 - yum ndiswrapper install has old kernel dependency mrjogo Linux - Wireless Networking 7 01-04-2007 06:48 AM
CONFIG_4KSTACKS option error on ndiswrapper install - no yum emiphiste Linux - Software 3 11-07-2006 07:30 AM
Alternative vs. Regular Download tombiz Ubuntu 2 08-03-2006 09:19 PM
ndiswrapper wireless install help please sonoman Linux - Hardware 2 10-15-2004 12:16 PM
Where are alternative FC2 mirrors for yum? Schmurff Fedora 1 09-29-2004 10:21 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration