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Im really new to linux and am currently using fedora 8 and i cannot figure out at all how to set up a wireless network, I have a Netgear super-G wireless card and need help configuring a wireless network, i am using a connection of my moms that is in a different room, i have a intel chipset, not sure of the specifics, tthis is the first computer i have built and my first time running linux, im just a kid so im not very up to speed with alot of vocabulary i have seen used on this site, so i thought maybe someone here could help me out, thanks again!!!
I don't know how far I can go in helping you (somebody else probably can), but the first thing you need to do is identify your hardware. Try typing the following commands into a terminal:
lspci | grep -i wireless
dmesg | grep -i wireless
If neither of those lists your hardware, try looking through the whole lspci output with less and see if you can find anything that looks like wireless (or barring that, a network connection):
lspci | less
Any virtual terminal or terminal emulator will work, but in Gnome you would probaby use gnome-terminal.
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EDIT: My response above was based on the assumption that things have not already been set up for you. Better check that first. If you are running Gnome there is probably a little applet in the upper left hand corner that lists network connections if you click it. See if it lists any wireless access points. (I am describing the way things look in Ubuntu 6.10; I am guessing they look the same in RH8.)
Last edited by blackhole54; 04-08-2008 at 01:00 AM.
Thats the problem in fedora 8 i set it up so the NetworkManager appears when I boot up, i typed in those commands into a terminal and when I boot up i have to go back into the terminal and enter the command "su -NetworkManager start" I will later figure out wat my hardware is and post it on here, The main thing i need help with after that is how to configure my network, thanks for the response
I had the same problem but fortunately I just figured it out. What you have to do is first determine exactly which card you are using. Open a terminal window and type in /sbin/lspci. This should give you enough info to download the proper package for you card. I used something called madwifi, but this is made for Atheros cards only so I doubt it would work for you. You could try using ndiswrapper, i know they support a variety of netgear cards. You can find out if yours is supported by going to their site, just google ndiswrapper.
Oh I see. If you had an atheros chipset I could probably help you out. Is linux the only operating system you are using? Do you happen to be using windows XP? If so you could probably use the XP driver with ndiswrapper.
does anyone have any recommendations for fedora 8 of any wireless cards i could use that would be supported by a intel chipset? Oh, i am going cold turkey on windows, it agrovates me, I just need to get online and i can get it from there
not completly sure wat you mean, i am farely sure it is a PCI card it is the netgear WG511T super-g wireless PC card and I dont think that the driver oon madwifi will work because it says that it requires a atheros chipset which i do not have, so i just need to know if there are any other PCI cards that have a driver for linux and will be supported by a intel chipset.
could we get some more info. this is a desktop system that you built, i believe you said. but the netgear WG511T super-g is a laptop PCMCIA card. did you mean WG311T? if so you should be able to use ndiswrapper with madwifi. it would really help if you could post the output of the commands suggested earlier.
also could you post the output of
No its an WG511T, it is a PCI card, not a PCMCIA card, i know this because i am using that card at the moment on my old computer so i am switching it over to my new computer to recieve this info, and wat do u mean by the output? i am very new to linux and do not understand fully wat message you are trying to get me to comprehend