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Distro: Fedora Core 3 Wireless Adapter: Brand: Netgear Model: WG311T Note: Linux was purposely installed without X Server. The Linux box has no internet access. So how do I install ...
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    Help: how do I install an wireless network card?


    Distro: Fedora Core 3
    Wireless Adapter:Note:
    • Linux was purposely installed without X Server.
      The Linux box has no internet access.
    So how do I install the network card? Sorry for the n00bness I am completely new to Linux... I am comfortable with shell though.

    Thanks.

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    what does:
    Code:
    lspci
    and:
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    say?

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    lspci:
    Code:
    ...
    00:10.0 Ethernet Controller: Atheros Communication, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev01)
    ...
    ifconfig -a:
    Code:
    lo    Link encap
          ...
          ...
    
    sit0  Link encap
          ...
          ...

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    So the wireless card is your only connection?

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    What do you mean?

    The linux is a separate box, I am on a Windows machine as I am posting this.

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    I know, but what I mean is that the wireless card is the only means your linux box has of connecting to the internet, correct?

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    Yes, it will be the only internet connection for my linux box, but that's if I could setup the wireless card.

    But I don't know how to install it.

    And I don't know how to set it up so it knows the SSID to connect to and the WEP/WPA Key that it need to use.

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    So there are no other network cards on the box? You might find this useful: http://www.linuxcompatible.org/thread30998-1.html
    And sicne this is your only NIC, then your Card will probably be eth0

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    Oh, btw, I could download drivers from my Windows box and put it on a CD/USB and put it on Linux and run it...

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    Unless you are using ndiswrapper or linuxant driverloader that won't accomplish much...

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