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Old 12-09-2007, 04:23 AM   #1
maiden2
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how to activate my Asus "WL-138g V2" Wi-fi PCI Adapter in fedora 8?


I can't browse the internet because my fedora 8 distro is not able to find and activate my PCI network adapter.

I'm using a Asus WL-138g V2 Wireless PCI Adapter, and the fedora installation process seems not to check, find and activate it work properly (as in windows xp I were used to see).

what should I do? i tried also with xubuntu, ubuntu, debian and linux mint distros...but nothing to do with all of them...

I tried using ndiswrapper but i'm not sure to used it properly...

reading the asus quick start guide, it says that i should use Red Hat 7.1 or higher, is it possible I can't use my loved ubuntu OS?

thanks in advance for everybody how wants to help me
 
Old 12-09-2007, 09:06 AM   #2
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You are going to have to find out what chipset the device uses. Then see if the manufacture is offering support for it. Or if there is a distro with support included. Otherwise you can maybe use ndiswrapper.

Use wired access until you figure it out, or use another computer. Or another alternative for any computer wi-fi is to use a wireless bridge. It has it's own hardware-software so it will work with any machine-OS that has a working ethernet adapter.

Not familiar with your device. Don't know if you can make it work. Also use Google. Here is some info.
http://support.asus.com/download/dow...l=WL-138g%20V2
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/
http://www.troubleshooters.com/lpm/200612/200612.htm
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UT...nI2wAAAA%40%40
 
Old 12-10-2007, 01:45 AM   #3
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Teckk i really appreciated yours suggestions, many many thanks.

anyway I'm a very newbie and when I tried to follow your instructions i met some troubles...

when i tried to execute the command "make":

[alex@localhost ndiswrapper-1.50]$ make
make -C driver make[1]: Entering directory `/home/alex/Desktop/driverloader/ndiswrapper-1.50/driver'Makefile:24: *** Kernel tree not found - please set KBUILD to configured kernel. Stop. make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/alex/Desktop/driverloader/ndiswrapper-1.50/driver' make: *** [all] Error 2

when i tried to execute the command "modprobe ndiswrapper":

[alex@localhost ndiswrapper-1.50]$ modprobe ndiswrapper bash: modprobe: command not found


finally I think i wasn't able to load ndiswrapper because of too many errors...how should i proceed?
 
  


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