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Old 04-07-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy wireless i


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!!!

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Old 04-08-2008, 01:47 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ.

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:

Code:
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):

Code:
lspci | less
Any virtual terminal or terminal emulator will work, but in Gnome you would probaby use gnome-terminal.

If you don't understand something we say or ask, just ask for an explanation.

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.)

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Old 04-08-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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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

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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wireless troubles

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.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 05:45 PM   #5
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well crap, the wireless cards i have require a atheros chipset to install the driver, is there any wayat all i can still use it if i have a intel chipset?
 
Old 04-08-2008, 06:01 PM   #6
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how do you know it requires an atheros chipset? Do you have an Atheros card?
 
Old 04-08-2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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I mean the driver to make my wireless card compatible with linux requires me to have a atheros chipset. I have a netgear super-g wireless card
 
Old 04-08-2008, 07:20 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 07:43 PM   #9
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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
 
Old 04-09-2008, 02:29 AM   #10
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What driver are you trying to use? Is it part of the kernel or did you download it from someplace?

Is this wireless card a PCI card, a PCMCIA card, or what? Dou you have the full number for it? (Searching on "super-G," "wireless," "card," "linux," I came up with a PCMCIA card.)
 
Old 04-09-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #12
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Open a terminal and type in
Code:
/sbin/lspci
find the line for your wireless card and copy/paste the output of that one line here. Mine looks like this:
Code:
03:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
This will help us to see how best to get this working.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:54 PM   #13
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Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)

00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)

00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)

00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)

00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)

00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 94c3

01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device aa10

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev b0)

03:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)

03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)

05:01.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (rev 01)

05:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)
This is what came up, not sure which one it is, so i am not sure wat is going on
 
Old 04-09-2008, 06:27 PM   #14
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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
Code:
iwconfig
ifconfig -a
got to know whats already happening on your system
heres some notes about the WG311T
http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility/Netgear
 
Old 04-09-2008, 06:41 PM   #15
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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
 
  


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