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Old 03-24-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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Netgear MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter [DRIVERS]?


hey i m looking for Netgear MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter DRIVERS for Red Hat 9 and guide that can teach me how to install! help me please!
 
Old 03-24-2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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That card will work with the orinoco_pci module (most likely already on your system)
It also works very well with the hostap_pci module
http://hostap.epitest.fi/

For the configuration, read up on the iwconfig command.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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ummm

Ok! i downloaded hostap-driver-0.1.3.tar.gz and now how do i install it...? and setup?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:30 PM   #4
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(commands are in bold)
first un-tar (decompress) the file.
tar -zxvf hostap-driver-0.1.3.tar.gz
this will put the files in a new folder, most likely called hostap-driver-0.1.3. look for it your current directory. Then change to that folder.
cd hostap-driver-0.1.3
there will be a file in that folder called configure. run this file:
./configure
when that is finished, then run make which will compile the binaries for your system.
make
when that is finished, then you install the binaries. (you'll need to be root for this step)
make install
When that is done, you'll have successfully compiled the drivers. The module you want will be called hostap_pci which will be a file locted somewhere like
/lib/modules/your kernel version/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/hostap_pci.o.gz
To load the module (as root)
modprobe hostap_pci
If it doesn't give you any error messages, then it was successfully loaded. you can verify that it was by running
/sbin/lsmod |grep hostap
Next, run iwconfig and look for the wlan0 interface. it will list a bunch of information regarding the card. It will also list any other network card on your system with the message "no wireless extensions" next to it.
It's probably easiest to move on to the configuration by using RedHat's networking configuration applet. Here's link to help you out.
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...rk-config.html
[edit] thought I'd add the wireless-specific part of the RH manual.
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-wireless.html
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Good Luck!

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Old 03-24-2004, 02:34 PM   #5
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one more questino..

how do i run... commands and stuff!?!?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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you'll need to open up a console.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:43 PM   #7
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umm how do i open that..?

how do i open that... sorry man.. i jst start usin linux.. i really dont know nutthina bout linux.. thatz y
so how do i open that console.?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:55 PM   #8
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Everybody has to start somewhere....

Which desktop environment are you running?

In KDE there is a program called konsole located in the panel (toolbar).
In GNOME, there's a small icon on the panel that will say (move the mouse pointer over it) Terminal, Command Line.

Running those, you'll get a window with a text prompt that says something like
username@computer name:~$
That's where you enter commands. To run a command as root, you'll need to type:
su [enter]
Password: enter password [enter]
root@computer name:/#
type exit when done.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:32 PM   #9
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i mean...

i mean how do i run thiz command u told me...

tar -zxvf hostap-driver-0.1.3.tar.gz


cd hostap-driver-0.1.3

and more....
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:36 PM   #10
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just type in what I wrote in bold and hit [enter]
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:37 PM   #11
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where...?

type where?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:47 PM   #12
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umm...

i typed all that.. but it sayin like file not found and stuff... do i have 2 put like in specail directory or somethin? cuz i just put on desktop!
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:52 PM   #13
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oh k...

./configure
when that is finished, then run make which will compile the binaries for your system.

i got to dat.. but when i type ./configure ... it say no such as file or directory.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:10 PM   #14
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when you downloaded the hostap-driver-0.1.3.tar.gz, you saved it to the Desktop? If so then there's a folder in you home directory called "Desktop"

the full path would be:
/home/your user name/Desktop

Put it this way. You need to be start in the same folder hwere you saved the hostap-driver-0.1.3.tar.gz.

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:50 PM   #15
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i did all that...

i did all that but now i m gettin thiz ... when i type ./configure


./configure
it say no such as file or directory.
 
  


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