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Old 11-07-2002, 12:05 AM   #1
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linksys wireless on redhat 8.0


i just put 8.0 on my system and im trying to get my wireless working. the card isnt in the options off the menu... very confused could use help.


thanks much
 
Old 11-07-2002, 07:14 AM   #2
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what kind of card is it? you need to provide some information here in order for someone to help you out...
 
Old 11-07-2002, 10:58 AM   #3
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it is a linksys wireless pci card (WMP11)

thanks, is there any other info you might need?
 
Old 11-07-2002, 11:18 AM   #4
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That is a good start.

You will need to go to the AVS website (do a web-search on wlan-ng) and download their software to your machine

Follow their instructions to get the software compiled/installed on your machine

You will need to modify some of the scripts on your machine to get the card to activate on start-up...you can search this site using your device name (WMP11) to get some pointers

Good luck...we're all routing for you...
 
Old 11-07-2002, 07:30 PM   #5
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what is the url for the website?

what software am i to download?

if i download the software on the win partition of my machine how will i use it on the linux partition?


thanks
 
Old 11-08-2002, 07:38 AM   #6
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ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng is the location of the software.

You should use the 0.1.16-pre6 version, it is the most recent

The software is very compact--you can download it in Winbloze and copy it onto a 3 1/2" diskette and copy it to your Linux partition.

Keep us posted...
 
Old 11-08-2002, 01:02 PM   #7
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hey, i managed to do that, but when i run it it asks for 'linux source directory' it defaults to /usr/src/linux

1) the directory isnt there
2) /usr/src/redhat is but it doesnt work....

so the program errors out when i get to that step

any ideas?
 
Old 11-08-2002, 02:35 PM   #8
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You should find a directory like:

/usr/src/linux/2.4.18-whatever

point to that directory as your source directory instead of /usr/src/linux

Try again! Good luck...

john
 
Old 11-09-2002, 12:01 AM   #9
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thanks for all the help btw, but

no such luck... what is the file im looking for?
 
Old 11-09-2002, 09:17 AM   #10
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You are not looking for a file, rather, you are looking for a directory called

usr/src/linux-(version number here)

it may be slightly different....

if you have a directory called /usr/src but nothing with a name that begins with "linux" inside the /usr/src folder, you may need to install the kernel package--consult your documentation for RH8 on how to do that--mine isn't handy right now...
 
  


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