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Old 03-11-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
yoshie1298
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Lynksys WMP300n not working


Hi,
I am using Red Hat Linux Enterprize Server 5 the new one.I am very new to linux and I am having this huge issue. My PCI Wireless Card is not working. Its a

Lynksys wmp300n PCI Wireless Card

I have read many many many posts and have tryed sooo many things to get this working and no luck. This is a problem for me because I want to really use red hat linux, I am a fan heh. The side of the computer where the card is, the green light is on so i know that it is getting power whitch is a good thing considering when i used mandriva linux it was not on..Also I have tryed differant drivers in the network setup and it couldnt evan communicate with it,saying something like unable to communicate. I have tryed the b34 rpm pack that didnt work so I uninstalled it. I have tryed the ndiswrapper that wouldnt evan install. I think that Maybe a thing because I am using red hat Enterprize Server 5 64 Bit version. Not sure. Please I beg someone to help me with this.I have done a lot of research and have had nothing but failure..Once again I am new to linux so if anyone can help it would be awesome !!!!! and much appreciated and please be as laymen terms as you can lol...
Thank In Advance
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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Hi,
I am using Red Hat Linux Enterprize Server 5 the new one.I am very new to linux and I am having this huge issue. My PCI Wireless Card is not working. Its a

Lynksys wmp300n PCI Wireless Card

I have read many many many posts and have tryed sooo many things to get this working and no luck. This is a problem for me because I want to really use red hat linux, I am a fan heh. The side of the computer where the card is, the green light is on so i know that it is getting power whitch is a good thing considering when i used mandriva linux it was not on..Also I have tryed differant drivers in the network setup and it couldnt evan communicate with it,saying something like unable to communicate. I have tryed the b34 rpm pack that didnt work so I uninstalled it. I have tryed the ndiswrapper that wouldnt evan install. I think that Maybe a thing because I am using red hat Enterprize Server 5 64 Bit version. Not sure. Please I beg someone to help me with this.I have done a lot of research and have had nothing but failure..Once again I am new to linux so if anyone can help it would be awesome !!!!! and much appreciated and please be as laymen terms as you can lol...
Thank In Advance
Ok..so you've tried different things, and they "didn't work".

Without saying what error(s) you got, how can we help you work through them? You also don't say anything else about your hardware or environment...is this a laptop? Server?

If it's a laptop, I'd suggest getting either Ubuntu/Kubuntu, as they support more 'consumer level' hardware. Be surprised if it didn't work right off the bat.

If you have RedHat Enterprise, have you contacted RedHat Support? You pay for support with RHEL, and they can walk you through problems, to get things going.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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its a pc as i stated pci card . the errors are simple it doesn't work.
now i am unable to find a working version of ndiswrapper that forks for 64 bit red hat.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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its a pc as i stated pci card . the errors are simple it doesn't work.
now i am unable to find a working version of ndiswrapper that forks for 64 bit red hat.
I think you're missing things here. You say it's a PC...a PC can be a laptop, workstation, or server-type machine, and still be a PC. What are you working with?

And what errors do you get, other that "it doesn't work". How do you know it doesn't work? What are you doing to install it? Are you installing from source or RPM?

You're going to have to give folks something to work with, other than "it doesn't work". And as I suggested...have you contacted RedHat?
 
Old 03-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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hi. typing on my cell phone lol.
this is a home built desktop .
intel quadcore. 8800gtx nvidia , 8gigs of ram ,intel motherboard ,maxtor 1tb hd ,
in the networking options my Lynksys is not showing . ive tried to manually install it but doesn't offer the correct driver not evEn a broadcom driver. i've tried ndiswrapper wont install because its missing base perl so i tried base perl .rpm ses its the wrong operating system
 
Old 03-12-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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hi. typing on my cell phone lol.
this is a home built desktop .
intel quadcore. 8800gtx nvidia , 8gigs of ram ,intel motherboard ,maxtor 1tb hd ,
in the networking options my Lynksys is not showing . ive tried to manually install it but doesn't offer the correct driver not evEn a broadcom driver. i've tried ndiswrapper wont install because its missing base perl so i tried base perl .rpm ses its the wrong operating system
Ok, so you're either going to have to install the correct dependencies, or get a different network card. Aren't really alot of other options. Perl-base is available for pretty much every distro out there, and I KNOW it's on RHEL5. So either grabbing another network card (which are cheap), or working through the software problems, you've got no other choices.

But you're still leaving out alot of information. You don't say where you downloaded perl-base from, whether you installed from RPM or source, or the exact errors you get. You're being very vague about your problem, other than "it doesn't work".

And I suggested two different things in my very first post: try Ubuntu (which will probably support your card right off the bat), or call RedHat support. If you're missing software/dependencies, they can tell you where to get them, and help you fix the problem.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 02:32 AM   #7
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Thank you for your help, I went to frys electronics and purchased a 7.99usd netgear usb that was refurbished and it worked without doing anything^^, as far as red hat customer service or tech service goes I didnt pay for there yearly subscription so I am not sure that would be a option, I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 64bit version ( Card Works GREAT !) only 1 problem when playing wow using wine it crashes and frame rate is pretty low,,, but thats a differant post heh.Thank you for your help I really appreciate it.
 
  


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