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Old 05-19-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Help setting up Netgear MA111 in Fedora 11

I am new to Fedora, and I need help setting up my wireless adapter. It is a Netgear MA111 (prism2_usb chipset). I think I need linux-wlan-ng for it, but when I read the README file in the l-w-ng sources, it said I need "Configured Kernel Sources" too. Three questions, any help would be greatly appreciated:
1. Do I need linux-wlan-ng to use my adapter? (The only threads I have found about this issue are 2-3 YEARS old)
2. Is there a linux-wlan-ng .rpm available somewhere (for Fedora 11)?
3. Or will I have to compile linux-wlan-ng and the Linux kernel? (If so, could someone please help me, because while I have compiled software in the past, I have NO idea how to compile the kernel)
Old 07-23-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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did you have any luck getting your wireless working with fc11? i am having similar problems and was wondering how you got it working, or if you gave up..
Old 07-24-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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linux-wlan-ng used to work for the MA111. For the past few years now I've been using ndiswrapper with the WinXP driver files (netma111.inf and ma111nd5.sys) instead for my MA111.

I just looked at the linux-wlan-ng project's site and the most recent version is over a year old. I quit using wlan-ng because it was too slow developing. Chances are that a driver from June '08 is not going to be compatible with current kernel versions.

Whether you use linux-wlan-ng or ndiswrapper you need the kernel source installed or the drivers won't be able to compile. The kernel source should be a package available to download using your package manager. Just be sure the source version matches your kernel's version.

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