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Hello, I finally was able to dual boot (2 winxp partitions, and fedora core 4). On my windows partitions, I am picking up internet from my next door neighboor. (she ...
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    Going Online With Wireless Usb Adapter.


    Hello,

    I finally was able to dual boot (2 winxp partitions, and fedora core 4).

    On my windows partitions, I am picking up internet from my next door neighboor.
    (she and i are oaky with this).

    I have an ActionTec External USB 802.11b Wireless Adapter

    I am able to pick up the signal and go online on winxp....

    However, my fedora core 4 does not pick up internet.

    CAn you please help me get fedora to go online... please.

    P.S. I did search on this forums and i found that you guys wanted to get some output so here it is...
    Code:
    [root@localhost sbin]# route -n
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 lo
    [root@localhost sbin]#
    
    [root@localhost ~]# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    r128                   46401  1
    drm                    70101  2 r128
    autofs4                29253  2
    rfcomm                 42333  0
    l2cap                  30661  5 rfcomm
    bluetooth              56133  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ipt_REJECT              5569  1
    ipt_state               1857  5
    ip_conntrack           41497  1 ipt_state
    iptable_filter          2881  1
    ip_tables              19521  3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
    video                  15941  0
    button                  6609  0
    battery                 9413  0
    ac                      4805  0
    snd_usb_audio          68481  0
    snd_usb_lib            15809  1 snd_usb_audio
    uhci_hcd               35152  0
    parport_pc             28933  0
    parport                40585  1 parport_pc
    via686a                18393  0
    i2c_sensor              3521  1 via686a
    i2c_core               21569  2 via686a,i2c_sensor
    snd_via82xx            30081  1
    gameport               18633  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_ac97_codec         75961  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_seq_dummy           3653  0
    snd_seq_oss            37057  0
    snd_seq_midi_event      9153  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                62289  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_pcm_oss            51185  0
    snd_mixer_oss          17857  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm               100169  4 snd_usb_audio,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_timer              33605  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc          9669  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
    snd_mpu401_uart        10049  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_rawmidi            30305  2 snd_usb_lib,snd_mpu401_uart
    snd_seq_device          8781  4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    snd                    57157  14 snd_usb_audio,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,
    snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,
    snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              10913  1 snd
    8139too                30017  0
    mii                     5441  1 8139too
    floppy                 65269  0
    dm_snapshot            17413  0
    dm_zero                 2113  0
    dm_mirror              26029  0
    ext3                  132553  2
    jbd                    86233  1 ext3
    dm_mod                 58101  6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
    [root@localhost ~]#
    
    [root@localhost sbin]# iwconfig -A
    -A        No such device
    
    [root@localhost sbin]# ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:E2:01:9D:47
             BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
             RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
             TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
             collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
             RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
             Interrupt:11 Base address:0xec00
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
             inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
             UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
             RX packets:5381 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
             TX packets:5381 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
             collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
             RX bytes:2055708 (1.9 MiB)  TX bytes:2055708 (1.9 MiB)
    [root@localhost sbin]#

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    USB card 's can be notoriously difficult to get working under linux, easiest way is to see this post and read up about ndiswrapper, it should be available on the fedora cd/dvd. You will also need the wireless-tools package and the kernel sources installed for wireless to work properly (all of which can be found on the fedora cd/dvd).
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