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Old 04-20-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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FC5 new kernel: D-Link DWL-650 wifi adaptor stopped working

I am running Fedora Core 5. The new kernel update is kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5.

After the upgrade, my wifi adaptor D-Link DWL-650 stopped working. It looks like the support is not built into the kernel, at least it no longer shows in the drop-down list in the network configuration utility.

Is this a bug in the new kernel? Would a kind soul point me to a road map of how to bring the wifi adaptor back?

In a far away past, I used to do it by hand using the wlan drivers, but support has been built-in for a while the FC kernels I used.

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-22-2006, 03:44 AM   #2
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How are you accessing the wifi adapter? Sounds like a driver reinstall is needed.

To check kernel level support - I like to install the kernel source then "make gconfig" and go look through the tree.


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