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Hello everyone, I've installed Fedora 7 on my computer. Unfortunately the wireless card that i have is not compatible with the operating system. The type of the card is the ...
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    Cool Problem with wireless card


    Hello everyone,

    I've installed Fedora 7 on my computer. Unfortunately the wireless card that i have is not compatible with the operating system. The type of the card is the following:

    Wireless-G
    2.4 GHZ 802.11g
    WMP54G

    Could you please help me solve this problem?

    P.S I have to admit that this is my first attempt to install a Linux operating system, so could you please provide me all the neccessary information in order to install the driver? (where i could possibly find the driver, changes that i have to make after downloading it, hints e.t.c)

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    You need to check what chipset the card uses in order to figure out how to make the card work in Linux. To do this enter the commands
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci | grep -i net
    Post back the output.

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    output

    Hello Daark.Child

    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM Network Connection (rev 0.2)
    07:09.0 Netwrok controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11q Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

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    Your wireless card uses a broadcom 4318 chipset. This article and this one may help you setup the wireless connection.

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    Thanks Daark.child. I will check the information you've sent me and i will let you Know if it was helpfull.

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    Unhappy Wirelles -G

    Unfortunately i didn't manage to install the wireless card with the information you've sent me. Instead i found a site of how to install the card which is exactly the card that i would like to install. The site is the follwing:

    maxp.net : computers : Installing the Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (WMP54G) under Linux

    I followed the information post to this site step by step but i have a problem when i reached at the step 4 the part build :

    cp defconfig .config
    make

    I typed this these commands on my terminal but unfortunately it didn't work. The outcome after typing the previous commands is the following:

    "make: *** No rule to make target 'config.o', needed by 'wpa_supplicant'. Stop. "

    Could you help me ?

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    Red face Install Wireless card to Fedora

    I recently made the installation of Fedora 7 on my computer. Unfortunately i have a problem with my wireless card.
    I found a site of how to install the card which is exactly the card that i would like to install. The site is the follwing:

    maxp.net : computers : Installing the Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (WMP54G) under Linux

    I followed the information post to this site step by step but i faced a problem when i reached at the step 4 - the build part :

    cp defconfig .config
    make

    I typed these commands on my terminal but unfortunately it didn't work. The outcome after typing the previous commands is the following:

    "make: *** No rule to make target 'config.o', needed by 'wpa_supplicant'. Stop. "

    Could anyone help me ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thodoros View Post
    Unfortunately i didn't manage to install the wireless card with the information you've sent me. Instead i found a site of how to install the card which is exactly the card that i would like to install. The site is the follwing:

    maxp.net : computers : Installing the Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (WMP54G) under Linux

    I followed the information post to this site step by step but i have a problem when i reached at the step 4 the part build :

    cp defconfig .config
    make

    I typed this these commands on my terminal but unfortunately it didn't work. The outcome after typing the previous commands is the following:

    "make: *** No rule to make target 'config.o', needed by 'wpa_supplicant'. Stop. "

    Could you help me ?
    But your card is a Broadcom, that is for a Ralink, so I don't think it is going to work anyway. :/

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    Both daark.child and paintballer were right. My card is supported by broadcom as Daark.child mentioned and not RT as paintballer pointed out correctly. Due to a lot of problems i've encountered while trying to apply the information Daark.child sent me i decided to do a little searching my self. I found that there is a way to install the drivers for windows.
    Followed all the steps from the site of sourceforge:

    NDISwrapper

    but stuck at the point

    Extracting drivers from EXEs or CAB files

    Could you please help me?

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    You can use cabextract. Another option is to look for cards that are natively supported by Linux e.g. those that use the ralink rtX chipset.

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