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Old 05-21-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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how to get my wireless working with Fedora 9?


Hello Everyone,\

I have an HP dv6855ee with AMD processor and Atheros wireless, when I installed Fedora 9 yesterday, I wasn't able to work my wireless card. here is a message that I get when I type in

[root@localhost ~]# lspci | grep -i net
00:06.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Ethernet (rev a3)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

so based on the above command, Fedora sees my wireless controller which is the Atheros Comm.

but still I cannot work it, does anyone know how to work it?
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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Hi,

lspci only shows you the hardware in you PC, if a piece of hardware doesn't show up there, something is physically wrong with it.

To your problem, madwifi is your solution, search for it in the package manager, or try following this thread : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...atheros+ar5007 Drop out the ubuntu specific parts (apt-get). Or just use ndiswrapper : http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

Last edited by serafean; 05-21-2008 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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Hi serafean,

thanks for your reply, ok so I have downloaded ndiswrapper1.52 and saved it in my Desktop and found my windows wirless driver to be arth.sys and copied that and placed in my desktop...

now what?

I have tried to install ndiswrapper-1.52 but couldn't do it... i tried yum I tried make but couldn't do it... don't mind me im new to linux, could you pls. describe it step by step... your assistance regarding this matter is highly appreciated. many thanks

Rouad
 
Old 05-23-2008, 10:27 AM   #4
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Hi, I'd suggest the yum method, the best would be to run it from a console and post the errors that occur.

for make, open a console and unpack the downloaded package, then change to the directory containing the unpacked files, run make and make install

Code:
$tar -xvzf ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz (unpack sources)
$cd ndiswrapper-1.52 (change to directory)
$make (compiles the sources)
#make install  (run as root, installs the kernel module)
($ means the command is run as normal user, # as root)

Serafean
 
Old 05-24-2008, 01:32 AM   #5
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Hi Serafean,

here is what I did:

[root@localhost Desktop]# tar -xvzf ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz
ndiswrapper-1.52/
ndiswrapper-1.52/AUTHORS
ndiswrapper-1.52/ChangeLog
ndiswrapper-1.52/INSTALL
ndiswrapper-1.52/Makefile
ndiswrapper-1.52/README
ndiswrapper-1.52/ndiswrapper.spec
ndiswrapper-1.52/ndiswrapper.8
ndiswrapper-1.52/loadndisdriver.8
ndiswrapper-1.52/utils/
ndiswrapper-1.52/utils/Makefile
ndiswrapper-1.52/utils/ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper-1.52/utils/loadndisdriver.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/utils/ndiswrapper-buginfo
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/divdi3.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/hal.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/iw_ndis.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/iw_ndis.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/loader.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/loader.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/longlong.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/Makefile
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/crt.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/ndis.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/ndis.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/ndiswrapper.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/ntoskernel.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/ntoskernel.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/ntoskernel_io.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/pe_linker.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/pe_linker.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/pnp.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/pnp.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/proc.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/rtl.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/usb.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/usb.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/winnt_types.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/workqueue.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/wrapmem.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/wrapmem.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/wrapper.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/wrapndis.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/wrapndis.c
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/lin2win.h
ndiswrapper-1.52/driver/win2lin_stubs.S
[root@localhost Desktop]# dir
ndiswrapper-1.52 ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
[root@localhost Desktop]# cd ndiswrapper-1.52
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# dir
AUTHORS driver loadndisdriver.8 ndiswrapper.8 README
ChangeLog INSTALL Makefile ndiswrapper.spec utils
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/Rouad/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.52/driver'
Makefile:24: *** Kernel tree not found - please set KBUILD to configured kernel. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/Rouad/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.52/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]#

what does this mean?
 
Old 05-24-2008, 01:37 AM   #6
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and this is what happened when I used the Yum command:

[root@localhost Desktop]# dir
ndiswrapper-1.52 ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
[root@localhost Desktop]# yum install ndiswrapper-1.52
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package ndiswrapper-1.52 available.
Nothing to do
[root@localhost Desktop]#


now what?
 
Old 05-24-2008, 01:38 AM   #7
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I think you need the kernel header files. by far the easiest way is go into the terminal and run as root:

yum install madwifi
 
Old 05-24-2008, 07:13 AM   #8
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Quote:
yum install ndiswrapper-1.52
When installing with package manager, you rarely specify the version that you want. In other words : "yum install ndiswrapper"
To compile from source, vertigo is right, you need kernel header files.

Quote:
by far the easiest way is go into the terminal and run as root:

yum install madwifi
Not so sure, depends what version is in package manager, support is quite new from what I've understood. But if it works, it indeed is the easiest solution.

Serafean
 
Old 05-27-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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I thank everyone for their responses, however, it still didn't work

this is the entire process:

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# ls
AUTHORS driver loadndisdriver.8 ndiswrapper.8 README
ChangeLog INSTALL Makefile ndiswrapper.spec utils
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# cd ..
[root@localhost Desktop]# ls
ndiswrapper-1.52 ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz vista-1.0.116.20-whql.zip
[root@localhost Desktop]# unzip vista-1.0.116.20.20-whql.zip
unzip: cannot find or open vista-1.0.116.20.20-whql.zip, vista-1.0.116.20.20-whql.zip.zip or vista-1.0.116.20.20-whql.zip.ZIP.
[root@localhost Desktop]# unzip vista-1.0.116.20-whql.zip
Archive: vista-1.0.116.20-whql.zip
inflating: athr.sys
inflating: athrext.cat
inflating: netathr.inf
[root@localhost Desktop]# ls
athrext.cat ndiswrapper-1.52 netathr.inf
athr.sys ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz vista-1.0.116.20-whql.zip
[root@localhost Desktop]# cp netathr.inf athrext.cat athr.sys ndiswrapper-1.52
[root@localhost Desktop]# cd ndiswrapper-1.52
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# ls
athrext.cat ChangeLog loadndisdriver.8 ndiswrapper.spec utils
athr.sys driver Makefile netathr.inf
AUTHORS INSTALL ndiswrapper.8 README
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# ndiswrapper -i netathr.inf
installing netathr ...
couldn't find models section "Atheros" -
installation may be incomplete



I don't know why it didn't work, I appreciate if anyone can help me. thanks

-Rouad
 
  


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