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Old 09-04-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
Mitsugaru
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Dell 1450 USB wireless adapter on FC5; hardware not seen by ndiswrapper


Ok, I'm pretty new at Fedora when it comes to networking. Right now, I'm learning from a book. That's how I found out about ndiswrapper.

I'm running Fedora Core 5 on a IBM workstation.
So far, ndiswrapper is installed and works (to my knowledge...)
I used the DELLNIC.inf file and ndiswrapper says the driver is installed, but it doesn't say anything about the hardware.

Part of me thinks it has to do with the USB port and it doesn't power on the adapter. But, I don't know, it could be something else.

I've looked around the forum a bit. Some other people had similar hardware, but, not the same problem as me...
 
Old 09-05-2006, 05:10 AM   #2
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is the device recognized in /var/log/messages ?
What is the output of
Code:
tail /var/log/messages
direct after you plugged the 1450 Adapter into your system?
Is it recognized?
If so and as you said everthing works fine with ndiswrapper
so
Code:
ndiswrapper -l
show the installed drivers.
Don't forget to
Code:
ndiswrapper -m
to write it to modeprobe.conf
After all this is answered with yes..
Code:
ifconfig -a
should show you all network interfaces.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. Everything is working fine now.

I can only guess, though, that it wasn't ndiswrapper or my hardware, but one of my config files. It was the ..../keys-wlan0 file. For some reason, it misprinted the text with

KEY=s:xxxxxxxxxx

with "x" being the wep key
once I took out the "s:" part, just because I didn't think it belonged there, I was able to get on the internet and the network.

So, is that file really supposed to have the part that I took out or not?
 
Old 09-11-2006, 03:57 AM   #4
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s = for ASCII code
But I am glad that you're happy.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by odcheck
s = for ASCII code
But I am glad that you're happy.
Oh, so it really was conflicting with my WEP key, since it's hexadecimal, not ASCII...

Thanks for your help...
 
  


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