Firstly, I hope everyone had a fantastic xmas, and that Father Christmas got everyone what they wanted (even if it was another
pair of socks.
Now, fir a xmas holiday project, I've installed Fedora Core 6 (as recieved with a Linux Mag) onto my Compaq Presario 2500 series laptop.
The Network card I'm using is a BT Voyager 1060 Cardbus Wireless Adaptor, which contains a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 chipset (this comes up when #/sbin/lspci | grep -i net
is entered into the consol.
Now, I have looked all over the internet, and found Ndiswrapper to the solution to all my problems. So, following the site's instructions, I put you -y ndiswrapper
into the consol (after some giggery-pokery about including something else in the Yum search), and that installed the required version.
I then got all 4 files from the BT Voyager Adaptor/DRIVER
directory on my other laptop, opened the consol and entered ndiswrapper -i *inf
(I think) to install the driver.
It said the driver was installed, so I went and added a wireless
connect in my Administration options, but it gets stuck, saying:
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
I've tried entering one some my other laptop (opening CMD and doing ipconfig
but that says:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Failed to bring up eth1.
The lights on the card are VERY dim, so there is some power getting to it, so its not a connection problem.
Please, all the learned men and women, please help me
- Is my wireless chipset support by Ndiswrapper?
- I'm I being a noob and making a school boy error?
- Is there something I havent done?
- Is my cardbus (where the Adaptor slots in) supported by Fedora as this may complicate things?
Thankyou now for helping a Linux noob like me to get it sorted. And i promise that when I am up and running, I will try and help others get on their feet too :P
Ps could any help give please avoid any long technical words as I am, as I said, a Linux