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Old 11-04-2004, 10:50 PM   #1
delphipgmr
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Wireless network belkin f5d6001 NEWBIE


Hi,

I am a TOTAL newbie, Cant even spell fedora!

anyway, i thought i would give it a try (I am a programmer), and i got everything working except my wireless net card.

I went thru the net configurator, and got totally lost. Ive checked this site, and it appears a couple of people have gotten it to work. So there must be someway, i just dont understand what they did!

I could REALLY use step by step instructions, im sure there are others like me who could use it too.

I also thought there might be away to just manually configure it. I have fedora on a dual boot machine win2K and fedora, on the win2k side, the wireless netcard has the following stats:

IRQ=21
IO Range=C000-C0FF
Memory=ED001000-ED0010ff

but no-where is it documented what the network configurator is looking for!
(IE: it askes for IO, IO1, IO2, MEM) but what goes in these?


option 3 is, what wireless card can i just BUY and have it work! (like just plug it in and go)


I seem to do this linux thing every release, the problem has been in the past is i still needed windows for some stuff, but from what ive seen, this fedora2 looks GREAT, im really excited to try it out, but i cant without internet!

thanks
--Karl
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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delphipgmr:

try looking at http://users.arczip.com/habsmoi/wirelessInfo.html . It's for Fedora Core 1 I think, but should work for FC2 as well. If that does not work, lemme know.

Cheers,

-Gabriele
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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ARG... im a NEWBIE and i need to recomile the kernal? HELP.

I dont even have the source installed on thie machine, i only downloaded the 4 binary cd's.

I will say, im using fedora now (I ran a net cable across the room just to try it), and i do like it alot.

maybe i can just BUY a net card that will work? any sugestions?

thanks
--Karl
 
Old 11-05-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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if you dont want to recompile the kernel


you can always get Ndiswrapper.
Ndiswrapper is a program that allows you use Windows wireless driver while running linux. There is better documentation on it on the web. Just google it.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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Kilahchris,

I think i got it working!

one minor prob. how do i USE it, the machine still is looking at the wired internet.

Im prette sure i got the wireless up since when i do the iwconfig i get info now (and the dBm's change slightly, so i know its reding the signal).

now how do i tell fedora that i want to use THAT card instead of the network card?

if i go (In KDE) under start/system/network it doesnt show that card anywhere

thanks
--Karl
 
Old 11-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #6
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ok i got it!

i had to do a ndiswrapper -m

then i was able to see the card in the fedora network client


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