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Old 09-18-2007, 08:00 PM   #1
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Trying to install wireless NIC in Fedora Core 7 (no Internet access at present)

Hello all,

Linux noob here. Here's my issue: I installed the 64bit version of Fedora Core 7. I am trying to add support for my wireless adapter (Linksys WRT54GS). I understand I need to use ndiswrapper...which I have downloaded. Only problem is when I try to install it, I get an error that my version of Linux is missing required updates. Mainly, kernel headers, gcc, etc.

Well, my problem is that I don't currently have Internet access in Linux as I don't have the wireless NIC installed!!! So, I have to download the RPM packages individually. Problem is, it is a royal pain in the arse! You download one only to find that it requires another...I need to exit Linux, boot to Windows and download the correct package.

Does anyone know of an update that is all encompassing that I am missing? Kind of like a Service Pack equivalent?

Thanks in advance!

Rob C.
Old 09-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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anyway you can just wire to the net? itd make things easier
Old 09-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Flugelhornchris View Post
anyway you can just wire to the net? itd make things easier
Well, now that would be dandy, wouldn't it?

Actually, if I wanted to unwire my system and move it from my office to another room, then sure. But I am not looking for that as a solution. I am more interested in getting the wireless adapter running.

I am going to end up running a 25ft Cat5e cable to my router temporarily to get updates but it is a shame that wireless is so poorly supported in Linux. At least Linksys products.

I am playing around with Linux and not looking to make it my full time solution (obviously now!!). It has come a long way since I last dabbled in it at home but it is still not quite ready for mass consumer use just yet.


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