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Old 07-04-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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Help-Dlink DWL-650+

i just get started with my Linux(RedHat Fedora Core 4) a few days ago, so i'm completely new(and i mean very very new) in this...

I've got a DLINK DWL-650+ PCMCIA wireless card install in my laptop's PCMCIA slot...

I can see a Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface in /sbin/lspci...
but in /sbin/iwconfig, it shows:

lo no wireless extension
sit0 no wireless extension

i've view a lot of articles over the net about this topic but to tell the truth, i don't understand of what they're talking about, not even a bit... (some are asked to compile a new kernal, i mean i'm really very very new)

i have no choice but to use my wireless card to connect to the internet, my laptop doesn't have NIC built in and i have a Xirco Portgear USB Ethernet and i can't figure how to use it either...

can anyone please provide me with a step by step instruction, it would get my head burst just to figure out how to install my wireless network...

please help... and thank you... your help is highly appreciated...
Old 07-04-2005, 03:44 PM   #2
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Your going to need the ACX100 drivers for the card. As for a guide, this is probably the best one out for the ACX100 driver (its based on Slackware but it will work with any other distro)

The firmware in this tarball should work for you:
Here is the driver tarball, currently 57 is the latest:

Site to check for other latest drivers:
Old 07-04-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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i followed the guide and when i am asked to verify the presence of the correct version of the kernel source, i typed ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/version.h and i got an unsuccessful output like this :

ls: /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/build/include/linux/version.h No such file or directory

i followed the guide and run the "Add/Remove Application", the guide asked me to find a missing package known as gcc and also "kernel-source" or something similiar, the problem is, i can't find it anywhere in it... so i can only install the gcc compiler but not the kernel-source...

next, i browsed the linux installation cd and found some files starts with the word "kernel"(e.g kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.i686.rpm, kernel-xen0-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.i686.rpm and many more)... but when i try to install it(kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.i686.rpm), it says "the package 'kernel' has already installed"... i'm wondering whether is this package what the guide was talking about, i think not as what the guide needs is "kernel-source" and not "kernel"...

i've google "kernel-source" and been to "" where kernel source is avaliable... i have no idea which to download and i have no idea how to deal with it or how to install it after i download it...

please, anyone, can anyone tell me how to solve this or where can i get the kernel-source from RedHat Fedora Core 4's cd or where to find the kernel source and what to do with it when i found it...
Old 07-05-2005, 11:14 AM   #4
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sigh... can anybody help??
Old 07-05-2005, 06:13 PM   #5
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By the looks of it, you need to install an rpm like this kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.src.rpm

(But run uname -r to make sure you get the version of the source code for your currently running kernel.)

As the houseofcraig instructions say, you don't need to compile a new kernel, you just need a cope of the source code so that the new acx driver can be compiled against it.

Old 07-07-2005, 05:58 PM   #6
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thanks everybody.... i can get my wifi ups and running now...

thank you very much...
Old 04-14-2006, 12:01 AM   #7
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Hi everyone, I am new in the Linux world too.
I have a D-Link Airplus G DWL-G510 wireless network card that my FC5 had not detected.
Can you help me? (please, if you can help me would you give me the proper indication with in mind that i am very new to linux)



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