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Very true Paul. For newbie me, that sounds quite a task. Will it be bit simpler using the ndiswrapper? If yes, where can I get it?...
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    Very true Paul. For newbie me, that sounds quite a task.
    Will it be bit simpler using the ndiswrapper?

    If yes, where can I get it?

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    You can download the latest version here.
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    Hi Mike

    I'm currently accessing the net via Windows(Wi-Fi not working in Fedora yet) and I've downloaded ndiswrapper-1.51.tar.
    I made a copy on my thumb drive.

    I have to restart to Fedora 8 OS to install it right?
    So, how do I go about doing it after I run on Fedora 8?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Yes, you must do this from the command line in Linux, open a terminal/konsole window and login as root with this command
    su -
    Enter your root pasword when prompted. then follow these instructions, starting with the "From source" section, and be sure to substitute your version numbers with the ones used in this tutorial.
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    Make sure that you also copy the WinXP driver for the card. If you are using 32-bit Fedora, then I think that you need the 32-bit driver.
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    hi!
    i'm trying to install ndiswrapper.
    in root, i typed the following command to get to the directory where the tarball is located:
    cd /path/to/F:
    where F: is my thumbdrive(in Windows my thumb drive is F: ) but i got the message "No such file or directory"
    help please
    Last edited by realdean; 02-04-2008 at 01:17 PM. Reason: typo error

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    You won't find Windows style names in Linux, unless you specify in the /etc/fstab file.

    When I insert my USB pen drive into a USB port, I get a pop-up window asking me what to do and giving me several options. I select "Open In New Window", and a Konqueror window will open showing all of the files and folders on that drive. At the top it lists where it is mounted. Mine always mount in the /media folder, so look in there for your files.
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    thanks Paul! I got it in "media/MyName" . After i extracted and did
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    make install
    i got some error message saying something like no KDB install, etc. Is there anything i should install first before the ndiswrapper?

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    First, you should copy the source files to a local directory. Your home folder will be fine.

    Compiling anything requires the installation of development files. The wiki at the ndiswrapper website has a list of the prerequisites for compiling it. The errors that you get may tell you what is missing. Copy them and post them here.
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    Hi Paul
    I copied ndiswrapper and also the windows driver file: ar5211.sys into my home folder( the one that is on my desktop ) In Terminal i typed: cd /home
    then i typed the extract code and i got the message:
    tar: ndiswrapper-1.51.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    How did this happen?

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