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Old 10-25-2005, 06:27 AM   #1
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Arrow Wireless Internet Card not Working

I am interested in activating the Hawking Technologies Wireless-G PCI network card (HWP54G) installed in my self-built PC running Fedora Core 4. FC4 is working fine, I have installed applications, etc., and have some basic skills in Linux. I need to access an AirPort wireless network I am currently accessing with various PCs and Macs, including the PC running FC4 when I am using the Windows XP side (the drive is partitioned). Any information or reference to such will be appreciated on getting this Hawking Technologies Wireless-G PCI network card working in Fedora Core 4 so I may access my home wireless AirPort network. Thanks.

Old 10-25-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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Does a driver exist for this wlan card ?
if so, is it installed and loaded ?

if not, have you sucessfully installed NDisWrapper ?
Old 10-25-2005, 08:02 AM   #3
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no drivers

Windows drivers exist, and I have not installed them on the Linux side. Thanks for the reply.
Old 11-24-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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Linux drivers for HWP54G

If you bought it this year, it's probably a RaLink RT2500 chipset. Run "lspci -v" to find out. Native Linux drivers can be found at the Rt2x00 SourceForge project. There's no need for ndiswrapper.

Update: somethings weird about this link. In my edit mode, I see it just the way it should be, but when reading the thread, it's clear that the link is bad. Go to rt2x00 dot serialmonkey dot com, where there are links to documentation, downloads, and the forum. Or go to my site at and search for hwp54g to find my description.

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Old 12-23-2005, 07:25 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by altjira
Native Linux drivers can be found at the Rt2x00 SourceForge project.
Bad link.

Assuming we find the drivers and they give a fully functional (WPA2-supported) RT2500 under Linux (maybe doubtful, as the XP drivers are still being debugged), I for one would be really grateful for a beginner's tutorial on how to install the driver without trashing my system.

As always, thanks for any help!

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Old 12-25-2005, 01:27 AM   #6
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Well, you can't have everything, at least not yet. Do you want your el-cheapo HWP54G card, Fedora Core 4, or WAP2? Pick two. If Ralink is still struggling to come up with WAP2 drivers for Windows, imagine the demands on the unpaid, dedicated programmers who are working on the RT2x00 project. They're just grateful that Ralink released their driver code open source.

Sorry for the bad link. I wrote what I hope was an excruciatingly detailed description of how I got my RT2500 chipset HWP54G PCI card working under Fedora Core 4 at . If that link doesn't work, go to and search for "hwp54g" to get all my articles on the subject. The first reference has working links to the rt2x00 project, where you are welcome to participate in the development forums and I'm sure they'll take any coding help, too.

You can also find me by Googling hwp54g linux. I'm the first result.

Good luck! Please let me know if my stuff ended up helping or if it made you think I was an incompetent moron. I'm trying to write a how-to, so I need the feedback.

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