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Old 12-12-2004, 11:22 AM   #1
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NetGear MA101 and FC2


I have a NetGear MA101 USB 802.11b network adapter, and I'm trying to get it to work on my older Dell running Fedora Core 2. I am completly new to Linux and I have no clue where to find drivers, and how to install them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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Hello lemur,

Welcome to linux and LinuxQuestions.org. A few outputs will help people here on the forum get you started. Open a command window and, as root (su followed by the password) run the following commands:
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lspci
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ifconfig
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iwconfig
Then post back the outputs. Just write them to a text file or something if you dont already have connectivity in linux. It looks like your card has the atmel chipset but it would be nice to confirm this. The first command will do so.
Regards
Chris
 
Old 12-12-2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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Edit: It does not have connectivity yet. I burned a CD with the text from the console and put it here:

[root@localhost root]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0d.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475 (rev 80)
00:0e.0 Multimedia controller: C-Cube Microsystems Cinemaster C 3.0 DVD Decoder (rev 01)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
00:10.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:10.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV10 [GeForce 256 SDR] (rev 10)
[root@localhost root]# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:15044 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:15044 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:24523203 (23.3 Mb) TX bytes:24523203 (23.3 Mb)

[root@localhost root]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

[root@localhost root]#

Last edited by Lemur; 12-12-2004 at 10:52 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 06:59 AM   #4
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Oh crud. My mistake. You have a USB adapter. You will therefore need to run and output lsusb to get the chipset. Make sure you do this when its been plugged in. Before doing another cd burn and outputting again, make sure you can see something that probably resembles your wireless adapter in the list. Sorry dude.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:10 PM   #5
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lsusb:
[root@localhost root]# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:0002 Chicony Electronics Co. , Ltd NT68P81 Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0864:4102 NetGear, Inc. MA101 802.11b Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:14 PM   #6
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Yup, its got an atmel chipset. Ndiswrapper - see my sig - should work with this card.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:15 PM   #7
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I'm confused on the install process.
I ran the folder in Terminal and used # make install.

This appears in the terminal:
Kernel seems to have 4K size stack option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS) removed; many Windows drivers will need at least 8K size stacks. You should read wiki about 4K size stack issue. Don't complain about crashes until you resolve this.

I don't even know what the kernel is. I tried searching around the wiki and didnt find anything about stacks.

After the error comes, some processes happen so I guess the driver stuff is working.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:21 PM   #8
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Output the errors if you can. As luck would have it I'm going through a Fedora Core 3 install at the moment. The kernel stack size is a warning. Only pay attention to it if you get instability issues when connected.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:38 PM   #9
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Kernel seems to have 4K size stack option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS) removed; many Windows drivers will need at least 8K size stacks. You should read wiki about 4K size stack issue. Don't complain about crashes until you resolve this.

Thats all I get. But after the stuff is done, I don't know where to go from there.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:39 PM   #10
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What does the install guide say?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:53 PM   #11
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It says go to the wiki installation guide, and that doesnt help me.
 
  


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