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zxcvbnm
1st July 2006, 12:15 AM
Hi, i just installed Fedora 5,and I cannot get it to find my wireless card....It finds my Ethernet card but i am connecting from a network wirelessly.
Please help

Much appreciated.

Thanks

alt_ctrl_del
2nd July 2006, 03:02 AM
You might consider using ndiswrapper. It works by using the Windows device drivers. Ref: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper
You will need the driver files for your wireless card. You might also check the list of known card drivers (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/List)
Good luck.

zxcvbnm
2nd July 2006, 03:02 AM
Please I have installed Fedora 5 3 days ago,And can't get it to find my Wireless Card....I don't understand why because this is a pretty well-known brand and model...It should support it.

I am a very new to Linux.......Tell me if you need more info..


Edit....wow we replied the same time.....I can't believe that..LOL

zxcvbnm
2nd July 2006, 03:10 AM
Wait so do I burn the file to a disk?

alt_ctrl_del
2nd July 2006, 04:12 AM
Wait so do I burn the file to a disk?
I'm not sure what file you are referring to. But, a couple of points.
1. You can verify if your current wireless is supported by native linux drivers by checking the compatibility list at Madwifi wiki (http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility). If your card is listed, then proceed as instructed for that card.
2. If your card is not listed at madwifi, you should investigate the ndiswrapper route per my previous post. If your card is not listed for ndiswrapper support (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/List), then it becomes challenging getting it to work. However, if you peal back the covers on your wireless card, you might find that the chipset used is actually on one of the afore-mentioned list. This is the route I had to take for the card I had.

Check the referenced web sites, and review the notes and documentation posted.
btw, this stuff is new to me, too.