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Well im trying to install my wireless card which led me to haveing to install the 80211 subdirectories first. When i fallow the install directions i get an error message ...
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    installing 80211 support for fedora core 6


    Well im trying to install my wireless card which led me to haveing to install the 80211 subdirectories first. When i fallow the install directions i get an error message that says:

    [root@localhost ieee80211-1.1.14]# make install
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build M=/root/Desktop/ieee80211-1.1.14 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64'
    CC [M] /root/Desktop/ieee80211-1.1.14/ieee80211_module.o
    /root/Desktop/ieee80211-1.1.14/ieee80211_module.c:34:26: error: linux/config.h: No such file or directory
    make[2]: *** [/root/Desktop/ieee80211-1.1.14/ieee80211_module.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/Desktop/ieee80211-1.1.14] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    [root@localhost ieee80211-1.1.14]#

    I have no idea what this means because im new to linux. Can anyone help me understand whats happening.

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    What's happening is it's not finding your config.h file where it's been told to look for it. What wireless chipset does your wireless card have? Not all cards will need that package. ATrpms repo has that package so you can setup that repo and do a yum install.

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    Or you could try this command
    touch /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64/include/linux/config.h
    It just creates a fake file but usually it will work.
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    Well i used that Atrpms and everything said it installed fine, i have the ipw3945abg adapter. I also used the Atrpms files for my adapter. Like i said everything said it installed correctly, but my adapter still dosnt show up in the networking list, do i have to tell it to mount it or somthing?

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    Did you modprobe ndiswrapper?
    any errors with this command:
    dmesg
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    yeah, it says its not found:

    [root@localhost ~]# modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    Have you rebooted? No effect either?
    If the module didn't get loaded for some reason it won't work at all.
    try it all over again, and after you modprobe, the issue this command and look for errors near the bottom or post it back here.
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    I tried re-installing all of the rpms and they all said that they were already installed so i ran #dmesg and here are the lines about ipw3945 and iee80211:

    ieee80211_crypt: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
    ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
    ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, 1.2.15
    ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
    ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.1.0d
    ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation

    ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'

    intel_rng: FWH not detected

    ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[364fc0003346ed41]

    i can e-mail you the whole print out if it might help, just let me know anything else i can do... thanks again

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    It kinda looks like it found your card, but I'm not sure if those are errors or not.
    Did you ever get the modprobe command to work?
    Thses are the instructions I was looking at.
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...p/Installation
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