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Old 01-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 08:01 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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You are aware that fedora 14 is dead and unsupported ( and 4 versions out of date)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
 
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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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.

Last edited by brian52895; 01-30-2013 at 04:01 PM. Reason: spelling errors
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 02-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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[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
 
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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 .

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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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!
 
  


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