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Old 12-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #1
Grizzly_37
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Using the MA111 wireless usb adapter with Fedora Core 3


Hi,

I Just downloaded and installed fc3 and now i'm trying to get my wireless up and working.

I've been searching all over the internet trying to determine how to do it with the MA111. I was originally going to try wlan-ng but I was unable to figure out how to use it with fc3.

After some further research I have come to the understanding that the newer kernels come with Drivers that will work with the MA111, I have have been trying to figure out how to use/activate these. Typing "lsusb" into the terminal shows my device in the list, So it's picking it up, but I don't know how to configure the system to use it.

Any help on how to make my wireless work would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
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Old 12-06-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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I've been doing more research and I'm about ready to just try wlan-ng

Though I have a few questions,

In the FC3 release notes it says,

Quote:
An exploded source tree is not required to build kernel modules against the currently in-use kernel.
I'm not sure how to compile a module, I'm also not sure what to do with a .ko file after I compile it.

If anyone could render any assistance with these tasks it would be very helpfull.

But if it will be easier to just compile wlan-ng into the kernel instead into a module just let me know.

Thanks for any assistance,
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Old 12-06-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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hi!

I have ... had exact the same problem .. yesterday I compiled the wlan-ng driver ... and now I 've only a little problem to configure the new device. But here the steps I've done:

get the following packages:
ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-w....1pre23.tar.gz
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...-1.667.src.rpm (or better an mirror)
install the kernel source:
> rpm -U -v -h kernel-2.6.9-1.667.src.rpm
now... you have some new files in /usr/src/redhat and ./SOURCES/
to create the needed kernel source i used:
> rpmbuild -v -v --target=i686 -bp /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec
ok, now we have the kernel in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/ ...
then, unpack the wlan-ng package and run
>make config
type 'n', 'n, 'y, 'y' and after that ever enter.
now we have some new files in /lib/modules/2.6..../linux-wlan-ng/
and some config files in /etc/wlan

that's all ... now I stay here and try to configure

I hope it helps and you understood my english.

g.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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Now, we should follow http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...cle&artid=239, I think

and don't forget to change the --target=i686, if necessary
 
Old 12-07-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help, I think I'm going to try it tonight or tommorow

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Old 12-19-2004, 05:33 PM   #6
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It worked...

The directions at http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...&artid=239 worked well, Only two things I discovered.

It seems that I didn't need the kernel source, to compile the driver, I accepted the default source path in the make config utility and it didn't complain.

The other thing I noticed was that even though it was supposed to retrieve the settings from wlancfg-yourSSID(YourSSID being the SSID set in wlan.conf) , It seemed to only retrieve the settings from wlancfg-DEFAULT.

Any ideas what could cause this?

Thanks for your help,
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:38 PM   #7
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Hallo Thank you for this howto.

But i have a problem with this settings and I don't hava a solution.

When I boot my system (Fedora core 3 with MA111) is the usb wlan adapter not running. I look with iwconfig or ifconfig and he not working.

And than I go an plug out ans in the UBS Wlan adapter on my computer and he found the wlan0 and its work. I can send a ping and other things.. very good.

What can I make that the system start the Wlan adapter correct at startup?

I a newbi, sorry
 
  


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