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Old 07-07-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
estrange
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wirelees connection for fedora 10


hi,

How do I get Fedora 10 to connect to my wireless network. I really want to try to break up with windows, but I don't know how. lol
The network manager does not detect my wireless network card.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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Well, first you need to know the manufacturer and model of your wireless card. If you don't already know that, type 'lspci' (if internal) or 'lsusb' (if external), without the single quotes, in a terminal. Look through the output and find your card, is should say "Network controller" near the beginning but it might not. If you can't find it, post the output here. The easiest way to do so is:
Code:
lsxxx >> filename
and then copying the resulting file(s) to a flashdrive so you can copy and paste from windows.

After you know the manufacturer and model then search google for: "fedora manufacturer model driver" without the quotes. If that gave you the name, but no link to the driver's rpm (or an old rpm), then search for "fedora 10 driver rpm" without the quotes.

After you have the rpm, copy it to a flashdrive and boot back to Fedora. Use the rpm command to install the file like this:
Code:
rpm -i /path/to/driver.rpm
as root.

Then run:
Code:
modprobe driver
as root.

If this is confusing I apologize, I'm not very good at writing directions.

Last edited by KDHofAvalon; 07-07-2009 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thank you its working now
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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You're quite welcome.
 
  


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