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Old 01-01-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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Cool Wireless Network


This is going to sound a little strange, but I need some help in putting in my wireless card on my laptop with fedora 7. I am not that sure on how to do it. The information that might help is that my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1150 and the wireless card is from Linksys and it is a Wireless-B Version 4. If anyone can help me it would be greatful. I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!!!

Thank You,

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Old 01-02-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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ok what sort of wireless card is it? by that i mean what sort of interface?
 
Old 01-02-2008, 01:02 AM   #3
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If the wireless ethernet adapter is PCMCIA, which is a standard type of slot that has been found in notebook PCs for the last eight or en years (It would have its own antenna), you need to pull the blank PCMCIA slot filler (a piece of plastic that keeps dirt out of the slot) out of the slot, and plug the adapter in. The 1150 has an optional built in wireless card. If this is what you have, you need to open the machine with a small screwdriver that will fit the screws holding the back of the laptop on the machine. If you need to do some disassembly, whatever you do, do not turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up until the back is securely in place again.

You may wonder why you need to leave the machine face down. If you don't, everything will fall out, and the keyboard keys will go all over the place. Configuration of the wireless adapter is specific to the chip manufacturer and model number. There is a single chip that does the work of the adapter, or perhaps on a wireless card two chips. Linksys has been known to use Realtek chipsets in some of their wireless laptop cards. They have also been known to use chips that are compatible with the Prism 54 driver that is part of the Linux kernel as of 2.6.22, or so.

Fedora is known to compile all ethernet devices into modules, and load the ones that are needed. If your issue is with configuration, Fedora 7 should do this also. I don't know how long you've been using Linux, so it is hard for me to give much detailed info, especially not knowing any details about the problem. I hope some of this has helped you. I'll try to watch this thread.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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Townie,

The interface is PCMCIA slot filler on the laptop. The one thing is it is a wireless card is a Linksys Wireless-B Network Adapter (802.11b) Model no:WPC11 Ver: 4.

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Old 01-03-2008, 07:49 AM   #5
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ok
i Google some of this, found out the fedora will support the model down from this out of the box. had a lot of trouble finding about this model found an i think its an emulation program that u run under Linux and you can use the windows driver the links below is about how you install it form there you should be able to download the stable version
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...,installation/

i look in the the cards it support and your was in there but here is a link to the page anyway
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...3/id,list_g-l/

hope this works but before you go about all this have u tried just updating your fedora and then just inserting the card to see if it will plug and play?

anyway have fun
 
  


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