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Old 04-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #16
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oops, or not i apologize it is the WG311T, that helps a bunch hehe, :P
 
Old 04-09-2008, 07:12 PM   #17
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ok, on ndiswrapper when I went to look at the WG311T, it said this
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Card: Netgear WG311T 108mbps

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Chipset: Atheros AR5212
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Distro: Mandriva One 2007.0 Offical


does that mean i need a atheros chipset to download the driver onto fedora core 8?
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #18
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Yes it does. The madwifi site should have packages for your distro.

I've just checked and it only has tarballs, try using
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yum install madwifi
to install. But read the site for configuration options.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 06:13 PM   #19
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what do you mean by distro? and traballs? so are you saying there is a way to get madwifi to work with a intel chipset? if so what would i need to do after installing madwifi?
 
Old 04-10-2008, 06:51 PM   #20
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also, i cant get internet access, does this mean i cant download madwifi? (i am using my old computer because i cannot get internet access on my new one)
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:56 AM   #21
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what do you mean by distro? and traballs?
"Distro" is short for "distribution." Fedora is a distro. Other examples include Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, etc.

A "tarball" is slang for a Tape ARchive file created with the tar command. These usually have file names ending with .tar. Frequently they are compressed and the filename ends with .tar.gz or .tar.bz2. Occasionally (TMK, mostly in the Microsoft world) the suffix .tgz will be used instead of .tar.gz. It is quite common to distribute source code as tarballs although they can be used with any type of files. The tar utility is also used to unpack these after you have downloaded them.

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also, i cant get internet access, does this mean i cant download madwifi? (i am using my old computer because i cannot get internet access on my new one)
There should be a way to download these with the computer that does have Internet access and then transfer them to your Fedora computer either over an ethernet connection or on a flash drive. I'm not familiar with yum, so I'll let XavierP fill you in on the details of how that is done.

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so are you saying there is a way to get madwifi to work with a intel chipset? if so what would i need to do after installing madwifi?
I'll also let XavierP field these questions as he has much more knowledge about this than I do.
 
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Your wireless card chipset isn't Intel, it's Atheros:
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05:01.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (rev 01)
(,y emphasis) which is what the madwifi drivers were written for.

If you don't have an internet connection on this machine, you will need to run a search on an internet connected machine for "madwifi rpm download" and save the .rpm file(s) to disk and then transfer them to the machine with a wireless card. Install the .rpms with
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install -Uvh <name>.rpm
 
Old 04-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #23
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so this provides a program that helps manage wireless networks? Or would I use the Network Manager provided on fedora?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 03:58 PM   #24
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http://atrpms.net/dist/f8/madwifi/


which of these files do I download?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 04:01 PM   #25
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Assuming you don't have a 64bit processor, the top two are the ones you want, the rest are older versions and you should only try them if the newer ones don't work. This will install drivers for your wireless card and you can then use Network Manager to configure the connection.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 04:22 PM   #26
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any websites that will help with configuring a network? I have all of the routers info that I would need to create a conection Im just not sure which info to use, if there is some kind of guide to help with this that would be very helpful, and thanks XavierP for all of your hhelp with this, thanks again

Nolan
 
Old 04-12-2008, 10:13 AM   #27
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O nvm, if I use network manager that doesnt mean i have to configure a network right?

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:40 AM   #28
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Re: posts #26 & #27

I believe you are just trying to connect to an access point (your Mom's wireless "router"). If your driver is in place and functioning, if you click nm-applet (probably up right-hand corner) you should see the access point listed. Clicking that will (if needed) bring up a dialog box asking you for the authentication info (passphrase) needed to connect.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 11:50 AM   #29
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thnaks, i think this is all I need.
 
Old 04-17-2008, 04:19 PM   #30
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ok, turns out i cannot download madwifi-0.9.4-41.fc8.i386.rpm without an internet connection, i tried yum install and other things but i need a internet connection to download those packages, any help?
 
  


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