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Old 06-06-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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Question Netgear Wireless PCMCIA


I am currently running Fedora Core 4 Beta 3 on my laptop. I have a Netgear Double 108 Mbps PC Card (PCMCIA) WG511U. The card works perfectly fine with my SuSE 9.2 Pro distro but doesn't seem to work with Fedora Core. I went into the System Settings > Network to try and add and configure the card but can't seem to find a solution. I checked out the hardware tutorials to see if I could find a solution found nothing.

Since it works with SuSE 9.2 shouldn't there be a way I can get it to work with Fedora Core?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


PS - FYI, it has a Atheros chipset

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Old 06-07-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
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if it works with SuSe, it most certainly work in Fedora Core 3, hardware support are in the kernel, it has nothing to do with distribution. HOWEVER, some distro has newer kernel or optionnal drivers by default... There is probably missing something in Fedora. Atheros card are pretty beta right now as I heard. You might want to try the beta drivers (search google about it shouldn't be hard to find), it might work with you.
Otherwise, there is ways to load the windoze driver for some card, take a look at ndiswrapper, this could work for you.
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I can only guess, but
Is Madwifi package included FC distro?
Old 06-07-2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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maybe, maybe not... I dont know, I am not a Fedora user myself... but even if it doesnt come in the default install, you can probably find the RPM for Fedora


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