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Old 11-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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How do i find what driver my wireless is using?


Pretty simple question this time. I did a fresh install (again) with FC7 and the wireless works just fine. I don't want to mess with it if this is the case, but I do want to find out what driver the OS is using. I was going to play with kismet, but have to put that driver in the .conf file. Is there a command that shows such things? Thanks again.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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well, the nice thing is that I got everything working. I think I was trying to do too much with the ipw3945 driver install. I followed all the instructions from ipw3945.sourceforge.net which included installing:
new wireless tools / ieee80211 suites / ipw3945 ucode and damon / etc...
I think all this ended up messing up the stuff that was already working. So i re-installed FC7 and installed just the ipw3945 driver and it all works.

thanks again to this forum. It's a great place to learn
 
Old 11-04-2007, 06:29 PM   #3
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I would start by using the command lspci, lspcmcia, or lsusb those commands will list the devices on the PCI bus, PCMCIA slot (laptop) or plugged into USB port. from the results of one of theose command you can usually figure out what device is your Wireless card. then a quick google search will typically tell you what driver that device uses.

enjoy !

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Old 11-04-2007, 07:29 PM   #4
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Awesome, that's what I was looking for. Thanks again.
 
  


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