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I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop, removed the Windows XP OS and installed Fedora Core 4. My laptop has a wireless internet card, but I am unable to ...
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    Question Help with wireless internet on Fedora Core 4


    I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop, removed the Windows XP OS and installed Fedora Core 4. My laptop has a wireless internet card, but I am unable to use it at this time. It is not being recognized or something. I'm fairly new to Linux, so I am working on limited knowledge in that department. I have tried several things but to no avail the wireless internet is not working. I NEED HELP! Can anyone help me?

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    The first thing is to get the drivers for your wireless card. Check out madwifi.org - they have a compatibility page for various wirless cards. I used 'yum' to download the rpms:
    yum install madwifi
    This should also install any dependencies, and your card should at least bbe recognised at boot up.

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    hardware, network manager

    I'm not using Fedora anymore, but as I recall, you go into either a graphical hardware or network manger from the main menu to add your wireless card and set up a wireless connection. At some point it asks you for a driver, and often offers one which it thinks is compatible. Google is your friend...do intelligent searches. There are also Fedora-specific forums which might be able to offer more help.

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