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Old 10-16-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Help with wireless card in fedora 4.


Hi, just installed Fedora 4 on my old computer dual booting with windows. I am using Lynksys wereless-g adapter model WMP54G ver1.2. Looking at the lynksis site I could not find any Linux drivers. Do I need to purchase a different wireless card to get this to work and if so does anybody have a suggestion for what I should buy and where? And if there is a way to get this card working with linux even thought it is not supported through lynksis how would a newbie go about this.....thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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I think you get to use ndiswrapper;
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=144&page=1
 
Old 10-16-2005, 02:14 PM   #3
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ok so i have downloaded the ndis wrapper (whatever that is , put if on a floppy, copied it onto a folder i created under /root/downloads ran tar -xzvf...which created a sub directory /root/downoads/ndisrwrapper-1.4. now im lost. do i need to learn how to recompile the kernal here? do I need to do compile the software from the makefile? do i need to get a beer? help the clueless please.............
 
Old 10-16-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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I have never done it before but this should get you started, about half way down;
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/l...mp11-linux.htm
 
Old 10-16-2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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I'm working on a site to help people who have never used ndiswrapper to install wireless cards. It's only a few days old (so not fancy yet) but it should tell you where to get a driver, ndiswrapper, how to install, etc. It's down below in my signature. Let me know if it helps you!
 
Old 10-16-2005, 05:37 PM   #6
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I don't see that particular version of the card in the wiki supported list though. You just need to find a windows driver for you card and give ndiswrapper a shot. If you can't find one on the net, you can either take it off the CD that came with the card or steal a copy of it from Windows if you have it working. However, the drivers off the CD are tempermental....meaning sometimes they work great, other times they will cause kernel crashes.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 10:13 PM   #7
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I did my best to get the correct driver and the ndiswrapper and I kind of have things working now....but after running the "neat" command to set up the wireless info which included an option for the hostname, every time i log in it says "could not look up internet address for fedora4 (thats the hostname I put in both the "neat" config window as well as in the hostname section of the etc/sysconfig/network file) it may be possible to correct the problem by adding fedora4 to the hosts file" well i have tried adding it using first my ip address and then a space followed by the hostname fedora4 and by trying ip address space "localhost" space "fedora4".
sometimes this has prevented the os from booting all the way (freezing when it trys to start sendmail) and i have had to erase the hosts file entries by going into single user mode. then it will boot but it will give the same darn message again.

HELP THIS NEWBIE IS LOST...and thanks for the previous followups at least i have the darn wireless card working...

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