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Old 03-04-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
bagodonut1
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Unhappy DWL-122 and Redhat 7.3 - I need my internet


This is my first go at Linux, so bear with me. Have always wanted to try and finally have my reason when a friend gave me an old laptop. Linux on laptop suggested this distro and it seem to work the best (have installed a few) Now to my problem.

Have read through many HOWTO's on this subject but for some reason am not getting it. Have unpack and installed a number of different packages without success. Was hoping to start a thread so some of you nice intelligent folks out there can baby step me through this process. Just finished a fresh install of 7.3.

Any takers for this newer than Newbie?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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what Exactly is the problem with the install is it not finding some of the Laptop hardware ? or is it somthing else like a Modem problem ?

post some more info like:

CPU speed
Memory
motherboard manufactuerer
Wireless cards (pmcia cards)

things like that.

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Old 03-04-2005, 10:11 PM   #3
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Problem is I can't get the wireless usb card (DWL-122) to work. The install is fine. From what I read it is a prism 2.5. I need to compile a new kernel and install the linux-wlan-ng driver but I am not exactly sure on what to download and how to install it. I have followed many differnet instructions but have been unsucessful in compiling a new kernel

Laptop is a

P II 266MHZ
64 M ram
 
Old 03-05-2005, 07:38 PM   #4
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geez, I feel stupid , i thought you were talking about a Motherboard. i am sorry, but i have no experince with anything along the lines wireless Equipment. But i would think comiling the Modules for it would not be any Dffrent than Modem drivers but i could be wrong. I will check some info on it and post what i find maybe aother memeber here will post the answer before i do, that happens alot .

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