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Old 11-16-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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FC 6s support of intel wireless cards

Since my Kubuntu screwed up (any help would be appreciated here btw ) I found out I might as well try out the newest FC edition.

In that regard I wonder whether FC 6 natively supports my Intel wireless card. It uses the Intel IPW2200 driver. And I quess Fedora still doesnt support reading from NTFS discs, so it would be nice if anyone could link to a guide about how do that.

I have already read the release notes (briefly), but I didn't find any answer to my questions there.

- Findus

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:31 AM   #2
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Did ubuntu natively support your card? if it's native then it'll come down to the kernel version the distro is using fc6 is currently at 2.6.18, if it's supported in the linux kernel v 2.6.18 then so shall it be in FC6.
Alternatively ndiswrapper allows you to use your windows driver in linux, so it's worth checking it out.
As for the NTFS thing, redaht won't support NTFS out of the box because it is proprietary. You can install a package call ntfs-3g from the fedora extras repo which does the job.
mounting is a little different you use ntfsmount /dev/windowsdisk /mount/here/
Old 11-16-2006, 08:57 AM   #3
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Fedora Core allows mounting of NTFS partitions. You simply must use the following command (or similar to your application) as root...

mount -o -cifs /dev/hda1 /mnt/my_ntfs_partition_1

... that's all I had to do when I migrated from Windows to FC5 - had a bunch of data on NTFS raid1's -- so would format one drive to ext3, copy from the NTFS, then format the other to ext3 and copy back, thus re-building my backups.


regarding wireless... I haven't a clue. However, the previous poster is correct, if its supported under Ubuntu, then its supported in the kernel, which would simply translate over the any other distro running that kernel.

As far as NDIS-Wrapper though, that thing has never worked for me at all.

The only success I've had with wireless cards are Atheros chipsets using drivers.

Everything else is a crap shoot.
Old 11-16-2006, 08:59 AM   #4
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Intel wireless card support

The driver for the Intel Pro 2200 wireless card can be found at You can download it there and install it without any problem.

Kind regards

O. Haessler
Old 11-16-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
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Thanks Yes, my wireless card was supported natively in Kubuntu, running kernel 2.6.17, so then I guess it should be supported under 2.6.18 too. And thanks for the tips on NTFS access, they will be used

Now I'll just have to find some time in the weekend or something and install Fedora

- Findus


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