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    Linksys WMP54G - Wireless-G PCI Adapter


    Hey All,

    I got Fedora installed perfectly, no probs, yet when i go to connect - using a Linksys WMP54G - Wireless-G PCI Adapter it wont detect or get an IP address so i thought, i know i will try and bridge a connection with my laptop which is also connected via wireless, via a Ethernet cable but that to i couldn't seem to grasp ether. I know when i used Mandriva and Knoppix they both were able to pick up the my wireless card.

    Any help or advice in this situation would be most appreciated. Thanks,

    Stu

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    Well knoppix uses ndiswrapper and madwifi.....so I would bet you need one or the other. Type this command as root in a terminal/konsole:
    /sbin/lspci
    Post the output back here and let's see which chipset you've got.
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    00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 755 Host (rev 01)

    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202

    00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)

    00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)

    00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)

    00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)

    00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)

    00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)

    00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller

    00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01)

    00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

    00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

    00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)

    00:0e.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)

    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration

    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map

    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller

    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

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    You have a broadcom 4316 and you'll need ndiswrapper to make it work. If you have a working Internet connection to your machine, you can use yum to install it.
    yum install ndiswrapper
    Other than that, you'll have to download it and compile it. See here
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
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    I've got the exact same situation as stuaz. I've used ndiswrapper and 1st installed the drivers from my CD, then I got wind of an alternate driver and tried that too. I see a failure message on my card (I'm using eth1) on startup and Network Configuration gives me "Determining IP information for eth1... failed, no link present. Check cable?"

    I haven't messed with linux since finishing grad school, 10+ years ago when wireless was exotic stuff, so consider me a newbee again...

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    Did you enter your connection settings? WEP key, Channel and ESSID?
    About all I can tell you is to check the documentation from the website, I don't use ndiswrapper myself.
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...roubleshooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuliniemi
    I've got the exact same situation as stuaz. I've used ndiswrapper and 1st installed the drivers from my CD, then I got wind of an alternate driver and tried that too. I see a failure message on my card (I'm using eth1) on startup and Network Configuration gives me "Determining IP information for eth1... failed, no link present. Check cable?"

    I haven't messed with linux since finishing grad school, 10+ years ago when wireless was exotic stuff, so consider me a newbee again...

    Thats the exact error i get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuliniemi
    I've got the exact same situation as stuaz. I've used ndiswrapper and 1st installed the drivers from my CD, then I got wind of an alternate driver and tried that too. I see a failure message on my card (I'm using eth1) on startup and Network Configuration gives me "Determining IP information for eth1... failed, no link present. Check cable?"

    I haven't messed with linux since finishing grad school, 10+ years ago when wireless was exotic stuff, so consider me a newbee again...

    When i try to run the ndiswrapper now, it says command not found, yet i installed it to the instructions on the Website?

    How would one go about disabling 'stack size', and recomplieing and installing the kernal??

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    When you login as root, are you using the su - command? (include the hyhen - )
    If not, that could be why you're getting the "command not found error".
    As far as recompiling your kernel, you can look here or download a precompiled kernel with 16K stack size from here.
    EDIT: Check here too for more info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob
    When you login as root, are you using the su - command? (include the hyhen - )
    If not, that could be why you're getting the "command not found error".
    As far as recompiling your kernel, you can look here or download a precompiled kernel with 16K stack size from here.
    EDIT: Check here too for more info.
    I just use 'su', whats the differnece between that and 'su -' ?

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