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Old 10-24-2006, 02:36 AM   #1
ericbowler300
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FC5 wont detect wireless driver


hey,

i am trying to get my dell 4100 working on my dads wireless network. i have a belkin 54g wireless card. the driver inf file is bcmwl5.inf. i was able to get the driver working command line wise. i can put in

/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l

and i recieve

bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present

but when i go the the network configuration and i click new devices, wireless connection it only shows the "other wireless cards" option.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 06:52 AM   #2
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So in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts create an ifcfg-wlanX (where X is a number starting with zero) file, sample below;

IPV6INIT=no
ONBOOT=no
ONHOTPLUG=yes
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=yes
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=wlan0
HWADDR=
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=
DOMAIN=
ESSID=
CHANNEL=1
MODE=auto

You might want to add a file in /etc/sysconfig/modules with a name like blekin.modules which has the following line; modprobe ndiswrapper

Also add a line entry in /etc/modprobe.conf like; alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
 
Old 10-25-2006, 03:36 AM   #3
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well thank you because it did work to get the network configuration to see it but now my problem is when i try to activate the device i get this message:

Determining IP information for wlan0... failed; no link present.
Check cable?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 07:32 AM   #4
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You might want to add the IP address of the wireless router to the ifcfg-wlanX file, for example; GATEWAY=192.168.1.1 may help. Changing the PEERDNS entry to no and/or changing the ONBOOT entry to yes may help also.

Then restart the network service as root; service network restart
 
Old 10-25-2006, 12:05 PM   #5
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thanks, its working great now.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 12:59 PM   #6
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great done, and just another news: fedora core 6 is available. maybe u can take a try.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
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Personally, I would wait a few days, maybe over the weekend........

Since FC6 was released and the resources have been overloaded

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00670.html
http://fedoraproject.org/static-tmp/FedoraDowntime.html
 
Old 10-25-2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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ok i lied. it worked for that session but when i shut it down and started back up the next day it gave me the same message even thought the GATEWAY is in there and ONBOOT is changed to yes and PEERDNS is changed to no
 
Old 10-25-2006, 11:17 PM   #9
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OK, please check and verify that the directories;

/etc/sysconfig/networking
/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts

all have the same ifcfg-ethX and ifcfg-wlanX scripts, you might want to copy these from the /etc/sysconfig/network-scipts directory to the other two.

Also check that the /etc/resolv.conf file has the same nameserver information that the router has;

; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
search localdomain
nameserver XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
nameserver XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
 
  


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