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28th June 2004, 06:18 AM
I am running FC2 on a inspiron 9100 and I bought a Netgear wirless card (wg511). Does anyone know how to install these? I am a complete newb to using wireless on linux so could someone explain this to a person like me?
28th June 2004, 08:25 AM
You should just be able to plug it in and it should work.
do a dmesg on your console when it's plugged in and paste the results here.
8th July 2004, 08:51 AM
I have a Compaq laptop with the same card and it wasn't detected when I installed Core 2. So I ended up using the Prism54 (http://www.prism54.org) drivers. Just follow the instructions provided on the site and it should work like a charm (it did for me).
27th July 2004, 11:42 AM
As root, issue the following command:
pay attention to the manfid output.
If your card is hermes/orinoco-based, create the following file:
It should report that it is watching two (2) sockets. If so, you card is recognized and working. All you have to do now is set it up via the GUI under network.
31st July 2004, 10:24 AM
Just managed to get a wg511 working with Fedora 2. Steps were taken from this site:
the only problem I had was setting the encryption key. If you use a string, prefix it with s: The example he gives should read:
/sbin/iwconfig eth1 essid MYNET Managed channel 6 key s:VERYLONGKEYCODE
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