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The card: Linksys WMP54G Kernel: 2.6.5-1 I really got no idea on how to install this wireless card. As far as I know I can either use the native Windows ...
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    Help: How to install a Linksys Wireless card on Fed. Core 3


    The card: Linksys WMP54G
    Kernel: 2.6.5-1

    I really got no idea on how to install this wireless card. As far as I know I can either use the native Windows drivers or I can install a generic driver such as Madwifi.
    I previously tried madwifi but I couldn't make it work (not in the current machine, and the other os was RH9).
    Code:
    lspci
    02:08.0 Network controller RaLink RaLink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)
    Could anyone give me some advice on what to do here?
    Thank you very much.

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    linksys driver solution (sort of...)

    I found most of a solution at this website:

    http://forums.windrivers.com/archive...p/t-67640.html

    in summary, you need the linksys driver (for windows), ndiswrapper (1.1) , and dhcpcd (1.3.22-pl4).

    the problem I'm having is with shutdown. when I put the computer into the shutdown sequence, it always hangs up at "Stopping iptables:"

    I've figured out that if I manually kill the dhcpcd process before shutdown, everything goes cleanly, otherwise I get the hangup.

    If anyone knows the solution to THAT, I'd appreciate an answer. I'm looking into /etc/init.d/halt right now, but no answers yet.

    peter

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    Maybe a little script will help you

    Why don't you create a script that runs:

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    service dhcpd stop
    and create a softlink in /etc/rc0.d and rc6.d?
    That will automatically shutdown the dhcp daemon.
    If it's not a service do so using /sbin/chkconfig.

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    Error modprobing ndiswrapper

    I get an error when doing:
    Code:
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    I look on dmesg and I see:

    Code:
    ndiswrapper: version magic '2.6.10-1.9_FC2.stk16 686 REGPARM 16STACKS gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.10-1.9_FC2.stk16 686 REGPARM 16STACKS gcc-3.3'
    Is this actually suggesting that I have to install gcc-3.3??
    I installed this new Kernel for a bigger stack size.
    If I need to downgrade to gcc-3.3 please let me know how to do so.
    If not, how can I do the modprobe ndiswrapper?
    Thank you.

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    it's not a service, so the fix you suggested won't work.

    thus far, I've figured out that iptables hangs up when it tries to 'modprobe -r ipt_state'
    my really lame fix is to modify the /etc/rc.d/rc.local script to stop iptables before starting the wireless stuff, then restarting iptables.

    i'm running
    gcc (GCC) 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)

    and despite the 4K stack warning, ndiswrapper worked fine for me.

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    I actually got an error while doing the modprobe. It wasn't a warning. It's good to know that it actually compiles with 3.4.
    I really got no idea of what is going on now then.
    Could it be some kind of incompatibility with FC 2? (I'm actually running FC 2 instead of 3).

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    FC2 vs FC3

    I don't know. I went from RH7 to FC3 in one jump. time to upgrade your linux?

    I figured out a really lame hack on the iptables problem:

    in /etc/init.d/iptables, under the "stop" case, I add
    Code:
    /usr/local/sbin/dhcpcd -k wlan0
    before it starts calling rmmod_r.

    Fundamentally, I don't understand why it hangs, but this solves the problem.

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    IP

    Finally I got ndiswrapper to work. But now I got a problem when enabling the network. I guess it has something to do with the dhcp. It doesn't reach the DHCP host and it doesn't get the addr. How do you use dhcpd? Will that fix this problem?
    It's installed, I just don't know exactly how to use it.

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    you need dhcpcd, which is the client daemon. I think dhcpd is the server daemon, which I'm right now trying to get to make my wireless linux box a dhcp server for my spouse's wired laptop.

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    I got it to work; thank you for your help. I finally made the DHCP client to run and the wireless connection to find it. Looks good so far. Thank you!!!

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