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Old 08-24-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
legman
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DWL-520 help.. Im a REAL newbie!~ thanx!


From searching your forums here I have got a great start on my problem but I think Ive gone as far as I can alone.

I just built a dual processer machine from scratch, 1gb mem, 200 gb hd, tyan mpx, 2 mp 2800+ chips, santa cruz sound card, It is a dual boot system with xp prof. (which im good at) and Linux fedora 2.6..5-1


I was able to install a sound card driver on my linux fedora 2.6 .5-1

But now im trying to get my dwl-520 wireless card to work

I have the "red hat Fedora linux 2 all in one for DUMMIES" book for 39 $ but it doesnt really cover instaling drivers..


I was able to determine these were the files I needed
hostap-driver-0.2.4.tar.gz
hostap-utils-0.2.4.tar.gz
hostapd-0.2.4.tar.gz
wpa_supplicant-0.2.4.tar.gz

I fount these at URL IM NOT ALLOWED TO POST
I got the wireless tools version 27 from here... URL IM NOT ALLOWED TO POST


Ive unzipped and created a directory that is in
host/wireless/(all the folders I unzipped)

this doesnt sound like much to you guys I know.. but im proud of how far I am so far.. This is ALL so new

but from here I have to admit im screwed.. the sound card was way easy compared to this.. Im 2 weeks new to linux , I love IT!!! but im just lost atm.



any help Id love.

thanx!!

bri
 
Old 08-25-2004, 09:30 AM   #2
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legman; these howto,s should help, http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX
look up section hardware 4.3.23 wireless & http://HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO, find if device is compatible with linux. that would be 1st b4 installing. saves time & problems!
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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thanx for the links man! I cant make the hardware one work but I get your jist!!!
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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Im willing to buy a new pci wireless card today If you guys can tell me which one works out of the box... or nearly on linux



thanx
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:52 PM   #5
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legman; as i stated, the http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO has those devices that are compatible with linux. just be patient & scroll thru that section of wireless devices will be compatible with linux . oh one other
site; http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php scroll till u find wireless
heading then expand to find u r choice.
 
  


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