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Old 08-02-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question How can I connect to the Internet by wireless on Fedora 7?

I have a laptop (Inspiron B130) from Dell, and it has a wireless card (Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection). I also have a wireless connection established through a linksys router. How can I connect my laptop to the Internet by wireless? Thank you.


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Arch has drivers that work with that chipset, the package is called ipw2200-fw. I'd imagine Fedora has a similar package available somewhere, which would be a lot easier to get working than ndiswrapper (in Arch it looks like it's just a matter of installing that package).
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The kernel already has an ipw2200 driver included in the distribution, no need for ndiswrapper.
All you need is to get the firmware for the card from here, get the version #3. Then unpack it with this command:
tar xzf ipw2200-fw-3.0.gz
You should now have a folder with four files in it ending in "fw", copy the four files, not the folder with the files in them, to /lib/firmware. Reboot to get the firmware loaded, now you can configure your card, there are graphical applications for doing this, or you can issue this command:


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