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Old 06-27-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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New To Linux Need Wireless Card Help


I just installed Fedora Core 7 to test drive. I haven't used Linux before but am looking to possibly jump Microsoft ship. I have a ZyXEL USB wireless adapter. I have the windows drivers, but do not know how to go about installing them in Linux. I heard that this can be quite tricky. Please help, and give step by step instructions so I know how to go about the install. Remember I don't know much about Linux but am quite computer savvy on Windows.

Thanks for any help!!
 
Old 06-27-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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you need ndiswrapper to install the windows drivers in linux
 
Old 06-27-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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I quite sure how to do that.

I downloaded that after reading on some messageboard that that is what I need. I don't know how to go about installing the wrapper and installing the Windows driver. Please help.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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This link should give good instructions:
http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/ndis-yum-livna/
 
Old 06-27-2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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I want to try.

The problem is I know absolutely nothing about Linux. How do I go about this, and why should I worry about possibly needing to install?
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:46 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grantmeyer
The problem is I know absolutely nothing about Linux. How do I go about this, and why should I worry about possibly needing to install?
The site Junior Hacker linked to has fairly clear instructions, what specifically do you not understand? Also, what is the specific model # of your wireless adapter.

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 06-28-2007 at 07:50 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 06:16 PM   #7
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Very similar comment on OPs duplicate thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2804600#post2804600.

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The problem is I know absolutely nothing about Linux.
Read the link(s) provided and you will learn something about linux.

Part of the design philosophy is that users are bright and desire to learn. Ignorance is discouraged and willful ignorance is frowned upon.

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why should I worry about possibly needing to install?
You may not need ndiswrapper if your card has open source drivers. Increasingly, there are closed-source or partly-open drivers for linux. It may not be obvious to a newcomer if this is the case and it is much preferable to use linux drivers in linux than attempt to interface the windows drivers. There is a lot of experience here. Tell us which card you have and we can tell you.

However, most wireless cards will only work with the windows driver. ndiswrapper is a program designed to interface the driver with the linux kernel, just as windows has software to interface the driver with the windows kernel.

Your next post should show us that you have read through the link.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 10:22 PM   #8
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My card is ZyXEL All-In-One Wireless USB Solution. G-202. Let me know if you need more info.
 
Old 07-01-2007, 03:14 AM   #9
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sure, plug the adapter in and enter lsusb, paste the output here.

However:
ZyXEL G-202 uses the zd1211rw driver, which has been included in the kernel since Linux 2.6.18.
... so, with luck, your wireless device is actually going.

enter "iwconfig" and paste the results.
 
  


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