[SOLVED] need help setting up Netgear model WNA1000M in Fedora 14
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need help setting up Netgear model WNA1000M in Fedora 14
I'm running Fedora14 on a Dell Lattitude D800. Previously, I had wireless connectivity using a Linksys AE1000 wireless adapter, as this machine has no built in wifi card.
However, that card has now bit the dust.
I purchased a Netgear G54/N150 Wireless USB Micro Adapter model WNA1000M, but Linux is not responding to it.
I have seen several posts which state it is supposed to be plug and play. No dice here.
Here is what I see using lsusb and iwconfig:
[root@Family Family]# lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:9041 NetGear, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[root@Family Family]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
So I can see that the system recognizes that there is a Netgear adapter. How do I make it work? I do have the cd that came in the box.
If you could please use terms that a relatively new linux user would understand, I would appreciate it. It did take quite a bit of work to get the linksys adapter working, but that was a long time ago and I have not had to fiddle around with linux configurations for quite some time.
Yes, John VV, I am aware of that, but the machine does not have enough memory to upgrade nor the space to add it. I am forced to work with what I have, and since I was able to connect wirelessly with another adapter, I don't see why a working solution couldn't be found for this one.
If you have ideas that might help, I'd be happy to read them.
Last edited by brian52895; 01-30-2013 at 05:01 PM.
Reason: spelling errors
the very last fedora 14 kernel was kernel-22.214.171.124-106.fc14.i686.rpm
so you are in the range
I did download the file indicated, but am unable to see any results... I think this is because I don't know what to do with the files. After extracting the .zip file, I saw that there was a file called install.sh, which when clicked on resulted in a gedit window being opened which showed the steps of the script it contained. I was successful (I think) in having the script run, but don't know how else to proceed because the documentation does not make sense to me.
The best solution I have found (and actually worked) was to return the Netgear adapter to the store I purchased it from and to find a replacement Linksys adapter of the same make and model as the original one I had. This done, I now have complete internet access with no issues and no having to figure out how to install the drivers, since they are already installed.