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Old 01-09-2006, 10:00 PM   #1
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Problems with Netgear and Fedora

Im having problems getting my netgear ma401 wireless card to work with a fresh install of Fedora 4. Right now, as soon as I plug the card into the slot, the whole system freezes. Im using a compaq presario 2100(here's the stats:

Anyone have any idea's on why this is happening? or how to fix it?
Old 01-10-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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What happens when you leave the card in the slot and just boot up?
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Ive made a little progress since my last post. I was trying to get the netgear ma111 usb wireless device to work(which doesnt work, yet), and I installed the linux-wlan-ng-0.2.3 drivers. Now the ma401 no longer kills my laptop when I plug it in. However, it still doesnt work. I found drivers for the card on the netgear website, but they were designed for Redhat verson 7.3. When I try to install them(with make config), I get an error that says: "/usr/src/kernels/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-i686/include/linux/modversions.h does not exist. To fix, run 'make dep' in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-i386. I ran 'make dep' in that directory, and I got a warning, saying make dep is unneccesary now. I read in the Readme file that I should have a 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4 series kernel source tree. I'm running 2.6, and I have a copy of the 2.6 kernel. I figured the kernels would be reverse compatible, but I could be wrong. So, will these drivers work with my setup? Im hoping they will, because they were the latest drivers from the netgear website. Anyone have any ideas?
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Have you tried MadWiFi? Check the compatibility list first. If that doesn't work, you could give ndiswrapper a try.


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