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Old 12-23-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
AndyDoucet
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Unhappy I am such a NOOB - help please!


Hey, I just installed Fedora Core on my Acer Ferrari 3400 Mi, I need some help figuring out how to set up my wireless network - i searched the site already, and have managed to figure out nothing about my lap top or fedora core for that matter. I assume it's pretty close to most other versions of Linux

my MSN is andydoucet@gmail.com

or just reply with some helpful links or anything
 
Old 12-23-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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I dont think you understand, I dont know shit about linux. I dont need google links, I need explanations...
 
Old 12-23-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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Click the icon that looks like a red fedora on the panel, Settings>Network, click new, click wireless connection, click next, and follow the rest of the questions.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 09:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by whipermr5
Click the icon that looks like a red fedora on the panel, Settings>Network, click new, click wireless connection, click next, and follow the rest of the questions.
No...............

My WiFi adapter isnt supported by fedora, sorry for being too vague. I need to use NDISWrapper by the sounds of it, but I dont have a clue what the hell to do or how to install it...
 
Old 12-23-2004, 09:30 PM   #6
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What is NDISWrapper? Is it an rpm package, a tar.gz source code, or what? To install the rpm package, type
Code:
rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm
, if its a tar.gz, type
Code:
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
,
Code:
cd filename
,
Code:
./configure
,
Code:
make dep
,
Code:
make
,
Code:
make install
.

Last edited by whipermr5; 12-23-2004 at 09:32 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 09:31 PM   #7
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if your trying to get a piece of hardware working, it really helps to let us know what kind of hardware it is.

What kind of card does your laptop use. Do you know what chipset it has?

type: lspci
and paste that in.



Kyle
 
  


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