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Old 12-17-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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Supported PCI wireless adapters for Fedora Core 3?


Very much a newbie here. Spent most of the day trying to configure my Linksys WMP54G on a newly installed Fedora Core 3, x86_64 architecture. I was pointed to ndiswrapper and driverloader, but I don't think these work on x86_64. So, I am going to buy a new adapter. Since I can't run ndiswrapper or driverloader, I need an adapter for which drivers are included on the FC3 CD. I've tried to figure this out on my own, but I am confused, and my eyes are crossing. If you can give me some guidance (by either helping me understand where to find a supported adapter myself, or by suggesting one that you know will work, or both), it will be very much appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 12-17-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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When I look in

/lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/drivers/net/wireless

I see a bunch of *.ko files. My understanding is that these are the drivers that I need to match in order for my new adapter to work without the need to finagle with ndiswrapper or driverloader. I have heard good things about Prism54, and this is one of the *.ko files. So, next up is figuring out which PCI cards use this driver, right?

Any suggestions would be welcome. Also, as I mentioned in my first post, I'm very much a newbie, so I'm learning as I go. If the lingo's wrong, or if you can tell I'm misunderstanding something, feel free to point that out.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
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Well I guess that maybe we can work together.

I have also de Fedora Core 3, and I just bought a TrendNet TEW228PI, this adapter use a Realtek chipset. I found that is a driver for that adapter that can work on Linux, this driver can be found in http://www.wi-foo.com in the section of defense.
Another adapter that seems to work on Linux is the 3com 3CRDAG675 with the MadWIFI driver.
I have not tested any of these; as I said, I just bought de TrendNet adapter, but it takes some time before they send it to me, at this very momento, I'm trying to install the drivers for that adapter, but I'm a just a noob, so I have no clue of how to install them, I guess that you may help me with this little issue.

Again, plz, forgive my bad english, but my native lenguage is the spanish. I'm doing my best, but I know that my english is not perfect... sorry
 
Old 01-08-2005, 01:23 PM   #4
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Try looking for a compatible device at http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...rs_2f802_2e11g

I'm also having trouble getting 802.11g to work on the x86_64 AMD, am hopeful one of the suggested cards with driver support will work. I'm attemting the D-Link DWL-G520 or the Net Gear 311 v1.

Good Luck!!!
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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WMP54G

Hi Adabney! Have you had any luck with finding the drivers for this card and/or getting it to work. I have just installed FC3 and have the WMP54G, but am unable to find a driver for it, or get it to work. I am running an AMD Athlon 2300XP (32bit arch.) If you could point me in the direction, if you have found anything yet, that would be great. If you haven't, I'll keep my eye's open for a resolution to your case as well while looking for a fix to mine.

Cheers!
 
Old 01-13-2005, 01:22 AM   #6
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Linuxant have added 64 bit support to driverloader, you may wish to check it out.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 11:02 AM   #7
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YEah, I've been looking for a good wireless PCI card for my desktop. I tried to fiddle with ndiswrapper but it failed to load drivers for my Linksys card, so am looking for a card that works off of the box. The contents of my

/lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdk/kernel/drivers/net/wireless

directory are:

airo_cs.ko.gz atmel_pci.ko.gz orinoco_pci.ko.gz wavelan_cs.ko.gz
airo.ko.gz hermes.ko.gz orinoco_plx.ko.gz wavelan.ko.gz
arlan.ko.gz netwave_cs.ko.gz orinoco_tmd.ko.gz wl3501_cs.ko.gz
atmel_cs.ko.gz orinoco_cs.ko.gz ray_cs.ko.gz
atmel.ko.gz orinoco.ko.gz strip.ko.gz

I'm partial to an orinoco PCI card (I have a PDA running 2.4 kernel that loads my AmbiCom wireless CF-card with the orinoco driver, so it works at least). Anybody know a good orinoco-chipsetted PCI wireless card?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 11:43 AM   #8
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Has anyone had any success getting a wireless pci card to work under Fedora Core 3? I tried getting a Linksys WMP11 (v4) to work using ndiswrapper and linuxant but to no avail. I've heard good things about the Prism chipset and SMC EZconnect g 54Mbps Wireless PCI Ethernet Adapter, Model SMC2802W, but they recently switched the chipset up and new ones won't work. Is there any wireless pci card that "just works" under FC3?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 11:51 AM   #9
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The ones that work out of the box are from vendors that release their source code. You can discover these chipsets by attempting to add a wireless card under Fedora Core 3. The ones listed are the chipsets in the driver database - any others require additional drivers/wrappers etc.
 
  


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