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Old 03-08-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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Question Do Debian or Fedora come with Ndiswrapper?


I wish to install either Debian or Fedora onto my laptop, I already have the disks, however I dont have an ethernet card or CD-RW drive, just a PCIMA wireless card which I know works with Ndiswrapper.

I was wondering if either Debian or Fedora have an easy to use Ndiswrapper GUI (like puppy linux does) as I wont have any access to the internet until I have set up my wireless card.

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Old 03-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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I wish to install either Debian or Fedora onto my laptop, I already have the disks, however I dont have an ethernet card or CD-RW drive, just a PCIMA wireless card which I know works with Ndiswrapper.

I was wondering if either Debian or Fedora have an easy to use Ndiswrapper GUI (like puppy linux does) as I wont have any access to the internet until I have set up my wireless card.
Do it dosen't come standard...maybe someone has made a "respin" of Fedora that has it...but AFAIK; you have to install NDISWRAPPER from a 3rd party repository...

Have you tried using the Live CD from Fedora to just see if it picks up your wireless card or not? Maybe it will just pick it up like it did mine

As far as Debian is concerned; I don't know. I mostly stick with Red Hat based distros...

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Old 03-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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What is your wireless card? (The terminal command 'lspci' will tell you if you're not sure.)

ndiswrapper should be your distant 2nd choice if there is no Linux support.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 12:47 PM   #4
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What is your wireless card? (The terminal command 'lspci' will tell you if you're not sure.)

ndiswrapper should be your distant 2nd choice if there is no Linux support.
The 'lspci' command gives me:

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CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
 
Old 03-08-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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This chipset is not supported natively yet. You have to use ndiswrapper with it.

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/libertas
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:52 PM   #6
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Thank you for the help.
 
  


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