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Old 12-15-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Very New to Linux. Need help with driver, etc Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG

Please give me a minute of your time and help me. I am extremely green when it comes to Linux. I'm taking a class in it and I am getting frustrated that my wireless card is not working. Anyways, here's some background info:

I'm running Fedora Core 6 on an HP Pavillion dv8330 laptop. My Wireless card is an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG. I have absolutely no idea how to do this. I've done some googling and read some forums, but I'm not much better off. I went to Ndiswrapper and found the driver (it's a windows driver too, is that right?), but I don't know what to do with it. Any help you could give me would be unimagineably appreciated. You people truly rock my world if you can help me. Thanks

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Old 12-15-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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First go to the ndiswrapper wiki to make sure you have the driver that works the best with ndiswrapper. Also check whether ndiswrapper supports the device.
Also read the installation instructions on that site. This site has an LQ Wiki that has information on ndiswrapper wireless setup.

If you have a problem with one of the steps, cut and paste the error message so you provide better feedback on what the problem is. Also make sure you have the "wireless-tools" and the "wpa_supplicant" packages installed.

After wrapping the driver, you can set up your wireless device using YaST2.
Old 12-25-2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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that card is supported by native linux drivers. it can be a bit of a pain though because of the daemon. I would be surpprised if fedora doesnt have packages already made for that driver in rpm form. hrm, looking at google, seems theres plenty of rpm's for it. I dont know how fedora gets its packages these days, but installing it from rpm's would probably be the way to go for the less experienced user.
Old 12-26-2006, 03:45 PM   #4
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i dunno about about linux either, but i download the drivers off intel website and just install it. Seems to be working fine. Just need to edit the Makefile.


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