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I've got a new Dell 6400/E1505 with the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps) wireless card. I'm running Fedora Core 6. I downloaded the wireless card's drivers from Intel's site, but I have no idea how to install them. I unpacked the tar, and in it are 3 more tars. I've read all the README's and INSTALLs and there seems to be quite a bit of conflicting information. Furthermore, the INSTALL files tell you to install certain files, but not where or even how. Please, has anybody and experience with this? Thanks in advance.
Alright, I installed the driver via rpm from FreshRPMs, but KWifiManager won't find the signal even though I'm 5 meters from the router. Also, the Wifi LED isn't lit on the laptop. Anybody have any experience with this thing?
I believe the Kwifimanager is merely a tool to see network strength and traffic.
You should install Knetworkmanager.
Once installed, right click the system tray icon and then "options". Select "Enable".
The network manager should scan automatically for networks.
Left click the networkmanager icon, then left click on which network you want to connect to.
Fedora is mentioned at the bottom of the page, specifically to install it as root.
I did a quick web search and found the exact solution (I hope) for you, by someone who is using the same box as you. He gives excellent step-by-step guidance on installing and configuring your equipment. Here's the link: http://biojanus.anu.edu.au/~paulway/...iron_6400.html
Open that page and scroll down to "Problems encountered and solved".