LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Wireless Networking (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/)
-   -   need help setting up Netgear model WNA1000M in Fedora 14 (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/need-help-setting-up-netgear-model-wna1000m-in-fedora-14-a-4175447766/)

brian52895 01-29-2013 07:28 PM

need help setting up Netgear model WNA1000M in Fedora 14
 
I'm running Fedora14 on a Dell Lattitude D800. Previously, I had wireless connectivity using a Linksys AE1000 wireless adapter, as this machine has no built in wifi card.

However, that card has now bit the dust.

I purchased a Netgear G54/N150 Wireless USB Micro Adapter model WNA1000M, but Linux is not responding to it.

I have seen several posts which state it is supposed to be plug and play. No dice here.

Here is what I see using lsusb and iwconfig:

[root@Family Family]# lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:9041 NetGear, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[root@Family Family]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


So I can see that the system recognizes that there is a Netgear adapter. How do I make it work? I do have the cd that came in the box.

If you could please use terms that a relatively new linux user would understand, I would appreciate it. It did take quite a bit of work to get the linksys adapter working, but that was a long time ago and I have not had to fiddle around with linux configurations for quite some time.

Thanks.

brian52895 01-30-2013 08:01 AM

OK, so now the original adapter is working and I did nothing to make that happen. I have another Dell machine which is running Fedora 15 and both adapters work on that.

This machine (Dell Lattitude) does not have enough memory to make the upgrade to a more recent version of Fedora, so I really want to make the new adapter work on this machine using Fedora 14.

I am now totally perplexed.

John VV 01-30-2013 03:22 PM

You are aware that fedora 14 is dead and unsupported ( and 4 versions out of date)
the old kernel might not have any support for that hardware

fedora 15 AND 16 are also unsupported ( well fedora 16 will be in 13 days)

please stay current and install fedora 18


For older machines i would install CentOS 6.3

i have 6.3 running just fine on a old computer from 2001
1 gig ram and a 13 year old P4 CPU

brian52895 01-30-2013 03:58 PM

Yes, John VV, I am aware of that, but the machine does not have enough memory to upgrade nor the space to add it. I am forced to work with what I have, and since I was able to connect wirelessly with another adapter, I don't see why a working solution couldn't be found for this one.

If you have ideas that might help, I'd be happy to read them.

Thanks.

John VV 01-30-2013 04:26 PM

from a ubuntu thread
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...oads=true#2772

but your kernel must be at least 2.6.18~2.6.38
Quote:

Linux Kernel 2.6.18~2.6.38 and Kernel 3.0.8
the very last fedora 14 kernel was kernel-2.6.35.14-106.fc14.i686.rpm
so you are in the range


for an older computer it IS advisable to install a SUPPORTED operating system
staying in the RHEL family

I would install the current CentOS 6.3
it has still about 6 to 7 years of support

brian52895 02-03-2013 08:03 PM

[QUOTE=John VV;4880929]from a ubuntu thread
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...oads=true#2772

but your kernel must be at least 2.6.18~2.6.38


the very last fedora 14 kernel was kernel-2.6.35.14-106.fc14.i686.rpm
so you are in the range


Thanks, JohnVV.

I did download the file indicated, but am unable to see any results... I think this is because I don't know what to do with the files. After extracting the .zip file, I saw that there was a file called install.sh, which when clicked on resulted in a gedit window being opened which showed the steps of the script it contained. I was successful (I think) in having the script run, but don't know how else to proceed because the documentation does not make sense to me.

Brian

John VV 02-03-2013 11:45 PM

for the end of life fedora 14 .
you might want to post this on the "End Of Life" section over at fedoraforum.org
http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=75
--- i see you did ----


that is the best place for EOL versions of fedora
and "PabloTwo " is an expert .

brian52895 02-12-2013 04:14 PM

The best solution I have found (and actually worked) was to return the Netgear adapter to the store I purchased it from and to find a replacement Linksys adapter of the same make and model as the original one I had. This done, I now have complete internet access with no issues and no having to figure out how to install the drivers, since they are already installed.

Thanks, everyone, for your help!


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.