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Old 05-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question How do you set up a Ralink Wireless PCI Card in Fedora?


Hello,

I recently purchased a FOXCONN WLL-3350 Wireless PCI Card because it uses Ralink 11g-RT2500 drivers and it was relatively cheap. I read somewhere that wireless cards with Ralink drivers are easy to set up in Linux. However, I am very new to Linux and I don't know where to start. (I've never compiled a kernel before...etc.)

The distribution that I'm using is Fedora Core 4 - test 2. Would anyone be able to give me step-by-step instructions on how to set this up? I spent hours looking on Google and other forums, but the instructions were not detailed enough for me to understand.

Also, if anyone knows of a distro where my wireless card would work "out of the box" please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

jhern54

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Old 05-09-2005, 12:13 AM   #2
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Didja try this one?:
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Also this one:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/309077


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Old 05-09-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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RHELL, thanks for the links.

I had already downloaded the ralink drivers from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page but I was unable to find documentation specific to Fedora Core 3 or 4. I checked out the other link that you gave me and the steps listed by that person were very detailed. Unfortunately, these steps were meant for a Mandrake distro and many of the steps didn't apply to Fedora. For example, one of the steps was to locate the kernel source at /usr/src/linux. I don't have this directory. I dont' even know where to locate the kernel source in Fedora Core 4. I'm still very much a beginner.

But if more information is needed from my end, please let me know.

Thanks,
jhern54
 
Old 05-09-2005, 11:08 PM   #4
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Right you are, sorry.
RedHat doesn't put the kernel source on disk at all.
Here's a link with CentOS(RHEL rebuild) instructions, should be more useful.
The CD locations for source will vary, and some packages may have to be downloaded from internet, but if you can collect the packages listed it should work.
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/...4_rt2500_Howto

You might also want to move this post to the wireless forum.
 
  


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