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Old 04-06-2005, 12:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Drivers


I just installed Fedora Core 3.0 and I am trying to install a driver for a linksys WMP54G wireless ethernet card. I went to the linksys website and the only downloadable file is in .exe form, from which I understand, linux can't run. I called linksys and they said that that is the file for linux. So now what?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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Linksys is a real pain about things Linux. Personally, I'd just get a different card. If you don't want to do that, use ndiswrapper and your windoze driver to make it work.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
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eek. I have 7 computers on a home network that use the same card. I don't really want to go through that expense. What are these other things you talked about and how do I get / use them?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 01:29 AM   #4
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There have been several people posting about that same card in the Linux Wireless Networking forum recently. If you go there and look around (you may have to do a forum search) you should turn up lots of info. And if you post in that forum (or especially to the previous threads) you will get much better response.

It does appear that that card should work fine in Linux.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 01:33 AM   #5
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Thanks. I appreciate it. One more question of a different sort...I need to map a network printer that is running on a windows machine. I tried to go through the printers area in linux and entered in all the windows information, but it never gets past that part. Any tricks to that?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 01:48 AM   #6
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Can't say that I have ever done that before. You could try "sharing" the printer from windows, and then if you connect to the share via samba you may be able to point the fedora printer configurator at it.

It *looks* like it should be simple to connect to a windows shared printer in KDE (what I run), likely it is similar in your GNOME desktop.
 
  


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