Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2005, 05:40 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Brooktree & Ndiswrapper

I would really like to get my BT Voyager network card working with Linux. I found out it has a Brooktree chipset in it and I've been installing both Debian and Fedora Core 3 to try and get this card working. Up to now most of the time I've had Ndiswrapper winge at me 'cos it couldn't find the source code (and the only way I could get Aptitude to install it was through a "network" (hmmm... might help if I wasn't trying to install the "network" at the same time!).

Eventually after many weeks of playing I have finally managed to get Fedora Core 3 to accept Ndiswrapper (Yay!). And it seems to work perfectly. It's accepted the drivers for my card, it shows the card as detected and working, modprobe works fine.

Now the only small hurdle I've got to get over now is iwconfig. I type this in and it shows me two devices lo and sit0 neither with wireless capabilities. I tried doing iwconfig wlan0 essid "mynetworkid" and it says it can't find wlan0. I looked further down the how to and it say go to /etc/network/interfaces and create a wlan0 exactly the same as the eth0 device, but I haven't got a directory called network in etc or a file called interfaces. I tried creating /etc/network/interfaces file and still nothing, and I've also tried creating an eth0 device to see if that would create the network/interfaces file but nothing.

The instructions I'm looking at are for Debian, I presume this file is in the same place in Fedora Core 3 or do I need to find a different file?
Old 07-21-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
/etc/network/interfaces is probably only there in debian then. Those files are in different places between different distros I found out. Don't know where it is in FC.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keyboard && ndiswrapper DarkNeo Linux - General 2 08-25-2005 10:56 AM
Torsmo & Ndiswrapper dauphinfay Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 07-27-2005 06:46 PM
FYI: Ndiswrapper, Kernel-Source 2.6.9-4, Linux-2.6.10 && Couple O' Questions Outabux Debian 0 12-29-2004 03:13 PM
Brooktree bt878 problems in /dev exkor5000 Linux - Hardware 1 09-13-2004 03:11 AM
Wlan & ndiswrapper KuriosD Slackware 3 07-24-2004 08:06 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration