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    wireless, Fedora 6


    I have installed fedore 6 on my system. I am not able to use the wireless internet on it. Can anyone guide me how to use it as am a newbee to linux.

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    Which wireless card are you using? Post the output of:
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    /sbin/lspci

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    output of /sbin/lspci is

    [Assasin@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci

    \00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)

    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)

    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)

    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)

    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)

    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)

    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)

    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 02)

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)

    05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

    07:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller

    07:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

    07:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

    07:06.3 Class 0805: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

    07:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev 02)

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    05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
    This is the one we're interested in. You'll have to install the ipw3945 driver for that card but it shouldn't be too difficult. You can import the freshrpm's repository and then use yum to install it. Check these instructions. Be sure you don't skip the setup of freshrpm's.

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    I did install the freshrpms and the ipw3945 driver. Now in the network configuration when ever i try to connect to the wireless internet an error comes sayin:-

    Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate"(8b20):
    Set failed on device eth1: Invalid argument.

    Determining IP information for eth1 .... failed; no link present.
    check cable?

    What to do in this case?

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    Your issue relates to enabling it using system-config-network you will then need to create a connection. Enable NetworkManager and connecting using that. There are other wifi programs that are better than networkmanager.

    Again I have updated the howto if there are still issues please advise me so I can fix them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strikeforce View Post
    Again I have updated the howto if there are still issues please advise me so I can fix them.
    You may want to put a link to your "How-To" in your posts. Maybe put the link in your signature.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    Not a bad idea waterhead I've added it. I was referring to the howto linked higher up.

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