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Hello. My name is Scott and I'm new to the Linux world. I am running Fedora Core 6 on my HP laptop. I have been unsuccessful at getting the wireless ...
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    Please Help! Problem with my Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG


    Hello. My name is Scott and I'm new to the Linux world. I am running Fedora Core 6 on my HP laptop. I have been unsuccessful at getting the wireless to work. My wireless card is an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG. I downloaded a driver for it but I'm not sure where to start. Linux is a whole different world than Windows. Any help that you could give me would be most excellent. I've tried googling and reading others' forums, but I haven't been able to comprehend. Please Help!
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    Hi Scott,
    Have a look at this website and be sure to click on the requirements and so forth.
    http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/
    This should be enough to get you started.
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    I've been there and I've downloaded the proper things. The problem I'm having now is I am not able to tar the file. I honestly don't know much about Linux, but I think it's similar to unzipping and extracting the files into the system. In any case, this is what I was instructed to do via the readme install file:
    tar xzvf ieee80211-1.2-15.tgz

    when I do this I get an error saying:

    tar: ieee 80211-1.2.15.tgz Cannot open: no such file or directory
    tar: error not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: child return status 2
    tar: error: exit delayed from previous errors

    That is for the subsystem right? The readme file said I needed to do that first.
    So anyways, that's where I'm at right now. Thanks for your continued help

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    ok, then what you need to do is, make sure you are in the correct directory when you issue those commands, but first login as root in a terminal like this:
    su - (press enter)
    (enter root password)
    If you saved the files to the desktop then cd to that directory
    cd /home/username/Desktop/
    then use the tar command
    tar -zxvf ieee80211-1.2-15.tgz
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    Thanks man. That worked. The files are now extracted to a directory on my desktop. Not really sure what to do with them next. I ran the tar for the ieee80211-1.2.15 and for the ipw3945-1.1.3 file. They are both sitting in seperate folders on my desktop. Please instruct me what to do next. You're the best.

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    Do you have a working Internet connection on your Linux machine?
    I've found an easier way to do this if you are online.

    The first thing to do would be to read the INSTALLfile.
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    tar -zxvf ieee80211-1.0.1.tgz
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    less ieee80211-1.0.1/INSTALL
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