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Old 07-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
biomed1128
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Dell 1150 Laptop wireless driver


I am very new to linux and a friend just gave me fedora 5 but I cant get the wireless networking to work. The cable connection works fine but fedora does not recognize the wireless hardware. Why?
 
Old 07-15-2008, 04:58 AM   #2
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It is probably because you do not have the driver for your wireless card installed.

What wireless adapter do you have? make, model etc.

If you are interested in learning-by-doing, maybe have a look/google for ndiswrapper. If you'd prefer to just get the answer, I can probably help with a little more information about your wireless adapter.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 07:09 AM   #3
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That was what I figured. I have 1350 WLAN card in my inspirion 1150. Do you just download a driver and install it like with windows or is it more complicated than that?
 
Old 07-16-2008, 03:24 AM   #4
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Hey,

Spent the last 30 mins writing a big long howto for ndiswrapper for you and had to do a google to check the last step, found a decent enough tutorial in another thread instead... grr

anyway, maybe have a look at the other post and get back to me if yer stuck.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 03:42 AM   #5
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Fedora 5 is bit too old now that Fedora 9 is out.
why not try some newer distro? This will surely help you out with driver issues to some extent.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 07:00 AM   #6
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This Link (http://people.redhat.com/davej/kerne...5/RPMS.kernel/) does not work. I would really like to learn how to install these drivers though.

Tried installing Fedora 9 but when I try to activate the wireless card it gives me some kind of error about having a bug. My friend that gave fedora 5 said that 5 was the most stable copy out right now, that's why he gave it to me. Have not had any other problem with 9 but I haven't tried to do that much with it.

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