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Old 06-09-2006, 04:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation problems with Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter


Well I've just installed Fedora Core 5 and I cant get my wireless card to work. Fedora cant even find it. It works just fine with the built in ethernet but cant find the other. If anyone can help me with the drivers or on gettin it to find my card thanks..
 
Old 06-10-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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Linksys tends to use chipsets that don't have native linux support, so frequently Linux distros cant find them. If you post the make/model of the card, we can probably point you in the right direction, but I'm going to hazard the guess that you are going to need to install ndiswrapper so that you can use the Windows drivers.
 
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Make/Model

Okay heres what I got.

Linksys Wireless-G PCI-Adapter
Model: WMP54G


I think I do need to install ndiswrapper for use of it through the research I have done so far but a for sure answer would be great. Thanks
 
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Yeah, I think for that card, ndiswrapper would be the place to start. The real problem with Linksys is that they will sometimes change the chipsets in their cards without changing the model name. At most they tack on a version number that most people miss.

So give ndiswrapper a go and see if that gets it running. If you want to investigate the chipset, have a look at the output of lspci and see if that has any interesting info.
 
  


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