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Old 11-19-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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FC3 IBM t41 & Wireless


Absolute newb making the switch guys....
I just wiped windows off my ibm thinkpad and put
FC3 on it. I would love to get the wireless card
working but haven't a clue where to start. Is there
anyone that can point me in the right direction....

Also, i've read the installation notes that come with it
but don't understand them, so i'm looking for something
in "simple" terms.....thanks
 
Old 11-21-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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OK, you have an atheros chipset, more than likely. Try lspci -v -v and verify that chipset is listed like this:

02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

Now, go here and follow the instructions for obtaining CVS of the madwifi driver:

http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm

It'll be a fine Linux education for you. Make sure if you update your kernel to recompile the driver or you'll be back to square one.

Shannon
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:51 AM   #3
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http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/
download some rpms and install it.

more details:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/fc3_setup.shtml
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:29 AM   #4
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I have a IBM TP 600e w/a Linksys WPC11 Ver. 4 wireless card, this is how I got mine working...


How I got wireless working
 
  


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