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Old 08-24-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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setting up WiFi access on FC5 with Netgear DGB111G


Hi All,

I am attempting to connect to the internet and go completely wireless on FC5. I have it all setup and working on WinXP Home, but want to move completely over to FC5.

Is there a specific driver/shell script I need to do this?

I have a Netgear Wireless ADSL2+ Network Starter Kit DGB111G ( http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...m+Requirements )

Is it easy to do? Anyone got any idea how I would go about this?

Cheers,
Picco
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:02 PM   #2
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According to http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Netgear the USB wireless card has a realtek chipset. Those chipsets are usually quite easy to get set up. The router of course will be no problem - configure through an LAN cable and web browser and go wireless once it's all working. For the USB card google for the rtl8180 chipset and specific instructions for FC5.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:05 PM   #3
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ok, I have downloaded ndiswrapper 1.47. I have copied over from my Windows partition to my Linux partition with a pen drive.

I read the INSTALL file and it stated that I need a recent kernel (2.6.6 or 2.4.26) and told me to do a: "ls /lib/modules/'uname -r'/build"

I done this and it gave me: "/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build"

So i presumed my kernel was suitable.....

But after doing the following:
tar zxvf ndiswrapper-1.47.tar.gz
cd ndiswrapper-1.47.tar.gz
make uninstall
make

I am given the error message:
"Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build;"

After doing a 'make install' I get the same message as above. So pretty much presume it's not worked

Any ideas what the problem is here guys? Any help appreciated.

Picco
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:17 PM   #4
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Have you got the kernel-source package installed? I think you need it. NB (your kernel version 2.6.15 is fine)
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:20 PM   #5
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According to http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Netgear the USB wireless card has a realtek chipset. Those chipsets are usually quite easy to get set up. The router of course will be no problem - configure through an LAN cable and web browser and go wireless once it's all working. For the USB card google for the rtl8180 chipset and specific instructions for FC5.
hi mate, thanks for the reply. Could you tell from my post that the product ID of my USB Wifi card was "MA 521"? You had mentioned these chipsets are usually quite easy to setup, but can you tell me roughly how I would go about this? Again, I have no WWW conection on the Linux machine, that is what I am trying to sort out just now :-)

I've setup a router before (currently wireless on WinXP Home) so that should be ok once my laptop and router are communicating via FC5.

Any help appreciated.

Picco
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:22 PM   #6
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not sure if i've got that installed...is there a command I can run to check??
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:26 PM   #7
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or is it somewhere in the menus?

I googled for kernel-source and found http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...=kernel-source which looks like the place to download. But i may have it installed i suppose, not sure where to check.

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Old 08-25-2007, 08:11 AM   #8
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I have been advised that I need to install the kernel-source for my kernel, I done a
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uname -r
and it gave me my kernel version of
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2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
I've been pointed to http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/5/ for the "kernel-source" package I require, but can anyone advise what one I should download and how I can do it? Bearing in mind I have no internet connection so I need to download onto Pen drive and copy over to Linux partition :-)

Cheers, Picco
 
Old 08-25-2007, 08:31 AM   #9
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Kernel-source is the name of the package for suse, for FC5 it turns out the name is kernel-devel. Look at the last post at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=110601 and follow the guide it suggests there. The ndiswrapper setup is possible but not easy. Good luck.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 08:12 PM   #10
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Cheers mate, it never seems to be easy with Linux.....how do you guys get setup with WWW access on Linux? I'm finding it REALLY difficult right now.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 04:56 AM   #11
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how do you guys get setup with WWW access on Linux?.
I used to have cheap cards that hardly worked on Windows, let alone Linux, so before buying replacement cards I found an official guide (Novell Cool Solutions) for wireless on my distro (suse) and bought the exact same wireless card. Buying then finding out how to setup is too much hassle for me!
 
Old 08-31-2007, 02:35 PM   #12
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Files:
ndiswrapper from http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/5/i386/
kmod-ndiswrapper-1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2320.fc5.i686.rpm from http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/5/i386/
kernel-2.6.20-1.2320.fc5 from http://fancy.se/fc5-updates/repoview/K.group.html

Just copied those three files over to my FC5 installation, the first one I done was fine (kernel). gave me a few warnings:
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warning: user brewbuilder does not exists - using root
seems fine...

But, when I done the kmod-ndiswrapper-1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2320.fc5.i686.rpm it just errored. This is what I got returned to me:
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rpm -ivh kmod-ndiswrapper-1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2320.fc5.i686.rpm
warning: kmod-ndiswrapper-1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2320.fc5.i686.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
error: Failed dependencies:
kernel-i686 = 2.6.20-1.2320.fc5 is needed by kmod-ndiswrapper-1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2320.fc5.i686
ndiswrapper-kmod-common >= 1.38 is needed by kmod-ndiswrapper-1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2320.fc5.i686
Any idea how I can around this problem? What is it i need now? Any help appreciated!

Cheers, Picco
 
Old 08-31-2007, 02:48 PM   #13
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According to http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archiv.../t-108272.html ndiswrapper provides ndiswrapper-kmod-common, so install ndiswrapper then kmod-ndiswrapper.
You must have installed the i586 kernel, not the i686 one to get the kernel-i686 error. Have you installed the matching kernel-devel package?
 
  


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