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Hello All, I just installed Fedora Core on my Dell Inpsiron B130 laptop and I am having trouble connecting to the internet both wirelessly and with an ethernet cord into ...
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    Trouble connecting to the internet


    Hello All,

    I just installed Fedora Core on my Dell Inpsiron B130 laptop and I am having trouble connecting to the internet both wirelessly and with an ethernet cord into the router. When trying to configure my network, I dont recognize any of the ethernet adapters in the drop down list. I have been told that my wireless card is Linux compatible (dell y8029 dell wireless 1370 802.11/a/b/g mini pci). My ethernet card is a B130 Broadcom Ethernet Driver which isnt in the drop down menu either.

    I read that I need to download an ndiswrapper but I dont know where to find this download AND even if I could download it to a zipdribe, I have trouble opening a USB flash in Linux becuase its not a "valid block device". This is after the command "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash"

    I am new and I have no idea what else I can do. Please help! It would be muchly appreciated.

    Dan

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    Thanks for the quick reply, Mike. I am viewing this forum on my desktop with windows so I cannot copy and paste any commands from my Linux computer (no internet) on to this forum. Any other suggestions?

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    If you have a USB drive, you can save all the output to a text file, copy it to USB, boot back into Windows and post your results. Did you read the whole thread?? Waterhead tells you how to do this, I believe.
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    I cannot seem to mount my USB or use the files that are on it. I did download the RPM Fusion Free and NON FREE becuase I have read this is a necessary step but I cant open my USB to let the files run.

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