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Old 05-31-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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I'm a noob, please help with linksys wireless card driver install


Hello all,

If you want to feel smart you should post a response here, because I will think your a linux GOD. Please make sure to break it down for me. Thanks.

First and foremost, I and a noob in every sense of the word when it comes to linux. I have done some research but come up empty handed.

I have been reading forums for about 3 weeks and finally I have decided to post one. So here are my questions:

I have a wireless network in my house and windows runs fine on it but I would like to try to run Mandrake 10.1 on it. I know very little about linux but quite a lot about windows. Our network is secured by a network key, I found how to set up connections in linux and I follow the steps the through the wireless setup but I can’t seem to find any drivers that are for linksys in the big list of drivers.

I have a linksys wireless card WAP54G and I have downloaded and burned the Firmware Version 2.08, I’m guessing that is the correct one, from http://www.linksys.com/support/gpl.asp. But of course I am not sure if you run it like in windows where you do the setup and let it install.

Also, should I connect the computer directly to the router via hard line and get the updates? Would that make much of a difference?

My friend uses mandrake, and when I looked at his mandrake his had a check box in the connection set up for “Install windows drives,” is that new? Would I get that from updating my computer?

The next major issue I would like to tackle would be running windows in Linux. I have seen it done but I have no clue how to do it. If someone could give me a nudge in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for any and all help.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Ok first of all, read this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...77#post1670377

And now why did you double post the same question when its against our rules that you agreed to when registering?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php
 
Old 05-31-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Go to http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net and follow the install instructions for your card and for Ndiswrapper itself.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 01:05 PM   #5
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Geeze a guy just cant ask some questions with out being harassed by the admins. you got your wish. just remove me all together.

BYE
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:59 PM   #6
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Here's a note - if you stick to the rules, you won't feel harassed. They are not hard, it's not rocket surgery. Since you have posts, the only way to remove you/them is for you to appeal directly to the site admin.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 03:49 PM   #7
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i just wanna say that im having kinda the same problem (sept i run Fedora 3), and those links arnt very noob-friendly. they seem like theyd be for someone who knows at least a little about linux, like supern00b5 or myself. anything like 'Wireless connections with Fedora for dummys'. or how about 'a total noobs starter-guide ot linux'
 
Old 06-01-2005, 04:01 PM   #8
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himself - the links to the Ndiswrapper page are extremely easy to follow, the commands are all laid out for you. If you need the instructions expanding or clarifying you could go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iewcat&catid=1 and look through the wireless tutorials that are posted there.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 04:09 PM   #9
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xavier - i suppose your right in saything that the Ndiswrapper page is easy, it was just intimidating at first but once u look at it, its spelled right out. and about the tutorials page, i wanna thanx u a bunch. i havnt gotten a chance to look thru them yet, but im sure ill find just wut i need.

thanx again
 
Old 06-01-2005, 04:17 PM   #10
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